Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction

Taylor County Schools provides students the optimum in educational programming through a well-planned, comprehensive curriculum aligned to the College and Career Readiness Standards and
specifically designed to meet the needs of all
at each programmatic level.

The Elementary Curriculum (PK-4) begins with dynamic, activity-oriented preschool and kindergarten programs which launch students to the wonders of their environment, gives them an appreciation for others and provides them with opportunities to thrive
through enriched learning experiences

The first through fourth grade program utilizes activities through curricular and instructional practices that assure our young people leave the elementary school environment able to read, write and solve mathematical problems. Learning occurs primarily through themes, projects and individualized learning opportunities that teachers plan to reflect children's interests and suggestions. The curriculum focuses on exploration, discovery and hands-on experiences. The learning process incorporates continuous progress while accommodating all learning styles, interests, developmental levels and
needs and involves a mix of individual, small group and whole group activities.

Expanding on the creative learning that takes place in three elementary schools, the Middle School Currriculum (grades five through eight) continues to meet students' needs as they make the transition from elementary to high school. It offers concentrated instruction in the basic skills and gives particular attention to forming a sound academic foundation needed to meet the high expectations of high school. The teachers in interdisciplinary teams plan, deliver and assess effective and exciting units of instruction. Reading is offered and emphasized throughout the middle school
program as are a variety of academic competitions and opportunities.

During the eighth grade, students with their guidance counselors and parents, develop a four-year high school plan in one of three flexible programs, each of which leads to
twenty-eight units of credit and graduation.

The Adolescent Curriculum (grades nine through twelve) offers students high quality programs which maintain high academic standards and expectations, allowing students choices as they prepare for productive careers. Every graduate will have the competencies necessary to succeed
in the world of work or in post-secondary education.

CCR Standards

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