The standards define what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do by the end of each grade and course.
K-12 Social Studies Standards
North Carolina's Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. The standards define what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do by the end of each grade and course. The goal of the standards is to prepare all students to become career, college, and civic ready. Textbooks, digital tools, and other curricula are the means to teach the standards. Local school leaders make decisions about the comprehensive curriculum that is determined to be delivered to students, so they can meet the expectations of the content standards for every grade and subject.
- To view the NC K-12 Social Studies Standard Course of Study, you may visit the North Carolina Public Schools curriculum standards page for Social Studies or use the button found below on this page.
- To access the standards for all subject or content areas, visit the Public Schools of North Carolina website, which is the authoritative source for all standards approved by the NC State Board of Education.