English Language Arts
The Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) is committed to educating the whole child, and we encourage all students to become active, engaged learners. Teachers provide students with a high quality, standards-based, rigorous and relevant, curriculum that is academically and developmentally challenging in reading and writing. Effective research-based strategies are implemented in classrooms as well as technology tools that prepare students for college and career readiness.
The English Language Arts Team would like to welcome you to the LiveBinder for Parents. The purpose of this binder is to communicate current information and resources that will support your understanding of the curriculum in reading and writing content areas in CUSD. We have also included resources that will help you better understand the instructional shifts in English Language Arts and the Common Core State Standards.
Mathematics instruction in Cupertino Union School District is guided by the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This includes a combination of content standards as well as the standards for mathematical practices.
Below you will find the latest resources regarding CUSD Middle School Math Pathways and the content that is covered in every course.
Next Generation Science Standards
On September 4, 2013, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve (CA NGSS) as required by California Education Code 60605.85. The NGSS Appendices A-M were also adopted to assist teachers in the implementation of the new science standards and to aid in the development of the new science curriculum framework.
The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS) can be viewed below by grade level Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): Life Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, and Physical Sciences or by grade level Topic (e.g., Chemical Reactions, Structure and Function, or Space Systems).
2016 History-Social Science Framework
There are no new standards for History-Social Science currently. The curriculum framework was adopted by the State Board of Education on July 14, 2016. The new Framework emphasizes the development of student content knowledge, discipline-specific inquiry, student literacy, and citizenship. In the grade-level course descriptions, for example, content is organized around student-centered questions of significance, and includes discipline-specific support for student reading, writing and oral discourse.
Elementary English Language Development
Designated ELD Instruction
Purpose: To develop English skills necessary to access content area classes and develop fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Time: 30 minutes, daily
Materials: Systematic ELD