The North Santiam School District adheres to research that points to the importance of a guaranteed and viable curriculum in meeting the learning needs of all students. Teachers in the district have worked in district-wide Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to develop a guaranteed and viable curriculum for core subjects. Curriculum maps summarize this work and focus on the priority standards identified by each PLC. These maps are detailed enough to ensure that students across the district have engage in the same learning, but loose enough to allow teachers to make adjustments to meet each students’ learning needs and adapt to each building’s unique design. District curriculum maps are constantly in a state of revision as teachers modify them to meet student needs.
Curriculum maps for kindergarten through 8th grade are available below. High school course syllabi articulate the learning progression of each course and are available from the teacher.