The core business of the Office of Curriculum and Instruction is to promote, implement and support research-based practices for instructional leadership and teaching designed to provide meaningful and engaged student learning.
· What students should know, be able to do, and be committed to (CONTENT)
· How it is taught (INSTRUCTION)
· How it is measured (ASSESSMENT)
ESSENTIALS OF CURRICULUM:
· Balanced Core
· Standards Based
· Challenging, high expectations for all
· Differentiated Instruction
OFFICE of CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION'S STRATEGIC VISION (2009-2014)
DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2009-2010
GIFTED & TALENTED
Gifted means students who perform or show potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment and who are identified under Ohio Revised Code.
Our Preschool Program has two sessions this year. There is an a.m. session and a p.m. session. Classes are currently filled for the 2012-13 school year. Eligible children will be placed on a waiting list. Openings are filled as they occur.
Applications are now being accepted for the waiting list for 2012-13.
THE 21st CENTURY PROGRAM
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today!
The 21st Century Community Learning Center is designed to develop community learning centers that will increase learning opportunities and enrichment support to students, families, and community members. This program will focus on helping students meeting academic standards in core subject areas such as reading and math.
PARENT NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES DUE TO ESEA
On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education (USDoE) granted the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) a waiver of several provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The purpose of this letter is to explain how parts of the ESEA Flexibility waiver under Title I, Part A of NCLB relate to your child’s education.
Notice to Parents
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to notify parents if any of their schools or the district itself were identified for Improvement. This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to send a letter out to notify parents of School or District Improvement status.
Public School Choice
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified to be in Improvement status the opportunity to attend another public school not so identified. Districts were required to provide or pay for the provision of transportation to the transfer school. This provision has been waived, and districts are no longer required to offer this option.
Students taking the Public School Choice option during the 2011-2012 school year are allowed to remain in the transfer school until they complete the highest grade in that school. However, the district is no longer responsible for providing or paying for the transportation.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Under Title I, Part A of NCLB, districts were required to offer students attending schools identified for Improvement, Year 2 and higher the opportunity to receive Supplemental Educational Services (SES), free tutoring services using external providers.
This provision has been waived, and districts no longer are required to offer SES. In the place of SES, the district is required to set aside 20% to expand learning time. The district will be offering targeted interventions during and after school to students in kindergarten through grade six and grades nine through twelve as a result of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver.
Additional information concerning Ohio ESEA Flexibility waiver application and other waiver provisions can be found on the ODE website (ODE Web Site Waiver Provisions) and the USDE's flexbility webpage (http://ww.ed.gov/esea/flexibility). You may contact the district's Title I Coordinator, Henry Pettiegrew II, Ph.D., at 5740 Lawn Avenue, Maple Heights 44137 or 216.587.6100, ext. 3400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.