Curriculum

California standards set the stage for what should be taught at the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade levels.  https://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp  Frameworks give some guidance to possible instructional strategies as well.   We follow a strict adoption process to make sure we are purchasing textbook and other ancillary resources that align with the California Standards.

Shasta Elementary provides instruction using the Montessori method.  Therefore, in support of our teaching/learning style, our main curriculum is a wide variety of Montessori materials.  The materials we use are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and our teachers consistently focus on teaching these standards.

At times, we do supplement our Montessori materials with traditional textbooks.  The textbooks we use are chosen from lists that have been approved by State Education officials, and are consistent with Common Core State Standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

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