Curriculum Overview

Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)

In January 2011, the NYS Board of Regents adopted the P-12 CCLS.  These standards serve as a consistent set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level to ensure that students are on track for college and career readiness.  The CCLS are inclusive of the Common Core State Standards, proposed by the National Board of Governors and adopted by 45 states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity. 

The standards were first implemented in grades K - 8 in the 2012 - 13 school year and in 2013 - 14 at the high school level. Extensive information on the CCLS can be found at  

The CCLS are a rigorous, comprehensive set of standards that require shifts in instruction and emphasis.  The shifts in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics are summarized here

Common Core Implementation Update is a board presentation from January 14, 2014 that shares a variety of examples of the ongoing implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards throughout the district.

Expeditionary Learning: A Common Core ELA Resource is a board presentation from October 15, 2013 that provides some information on this resource used in grades 3 - 8. The following videos were included in the presentation to the Board: 
Grade 5: Module 1This video provides an overview of the first unit in Grade 5 from the perspective of a Sloatsburg student.
What does it mean?In this video, Montebello students discuss the meaning of what they have read. 
Discussion Techniques - Here, Cherry Lane students engage in a discussion about what they have read. 
Working Together - Cherry Lane students work together to complete an activity.

Please see the district pages under the Teaching & Learning tab above for additional information on our curriculum.

Curriculum Spotlight

In May 2016 representatives from all 5 elementary schools participated in a K - 5 literacy update for the Board of Education.  The presentation was highlighted on the District Facebook page.