Curriculum & Instruction

The Schuylerville Central School District believes that curriculum should support our students’ needs and prepare each student to be life-long learners. We adapt our curriculum to incorporate creativity while maintaining the rigor required by New York State. The challenging Common Core State Standards at Schuylerville are met with differentiated learning opportunities for our students, leading to success.

ELA

Grades K-2

  • Core Knowledge program introduces Listening and Learning Strand along with Skills Strand.
  • Listening and Learning activities build students’ language comprehension ability and exposes them to rich vocabulary, concepts and ideas through frequent read-alouds.
  • Skills Strand builds students’ decoding skills – this is where we see the immediate results.

Grades 3-5

  • Adapting the NYS modules through Expeditionary Learning.
  • Focus on reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims, researching to deepen understanding and building evidence-based arguments.

Grades 6-8

  • Adapting the NYS modules through Expeditionary Learning.
  • Focus on reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims, researching to deepen understand and building evidence-based arguments.

Grades 9-12

  • Modifying NYS Modules using Tri-State Rubric.
  • Incorporating more nonfiction material and pairing nonfiction with fiction.
  • Implementing inquiry based research projects to promote student-centered learning.

Math

Grades K-5

  • Pearson’s Envision math program.

Grades 6-8

  • Pearson’s Digits program as well as NYS modules.

Grades 9-12

  • Aligning to New York State subject-specific Regents exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, based on modification of NYS Modules.

Science

Grades 9-12

  • Entering the early stages of preparation for alignment to NYS Next Generation Science Standards; awaiting further clarification and resolution from NYSED.
  • Aligning to current NYS Regents Exams in Earth Science, Living Environment, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • Developing inquiry based research projects to promote student-centered learning.
  • Entering second year of Advanced Placement Physics 1 as a complement to Advanced Placement Biology for college-level study of science.

Social Studies

Grades 9-12

  • Preparing for alignment to the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework, according to the delayed timeline recently adopted by NYSED, which pairs content knowledge with social studies-specific skills throughout the curriculum.
  • Alignment to current NYS Regents Exams in Global History & Geography and U.S. History & Government.
  • Preparing for conversion to the new NYS Regents Exam in Global History & Geography II.
  • Developing and implementing inquiry based research projects to promote student-centered learning.