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Teachers have narrowed their content standards of focus within their respective disciplines, identifying those that are priority standards, and those that are secondary, using the REAL-V process (Readiness, Endurance, Assessment, Leverage, Vision). Using the priority standards, departments are refining learning targets and are in various stages of this work. According to the Assistant Superintendent, the vast majority of departments should be able to have plans in place by the close of this school year.

In addition to working on learning targets, some departments are further along in other stages of the curriculum development process, which for ELA and Mathematics is also guided by required adoption RI General Law 16.22.30-33, of high-quality curriculum resources as identified by EdReports.

  • The ELA department has adopted StudySync. 

  • The Mathematics department purchased the approved curriculum Envisions this year after piloting three potential options last year. 

  • The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) does not yet have pre-approved science curricula resources; therefore none have been reviewed or chosen in that department since the Spring 2021. The department continues to use its inquiry-based instructional model that aligns with NGSS standards.

  • The existing Social Studies curriculum is being mapped over the uniform course template.

  • The World Languages department has been using the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards to implement its curriculum. Their existing curriculum is being transferred to the new curriculum template.

  • Members of the Unified and Applied Arts department are revising their curricula coincident with the approval of the six (6) CTE programs. Music has made the most progress and now has a nearly-completed written curriculum in the new format. The curriculum for Jazz Ensemble has already been approved; the curriculum for other music courses is still awaiting approval. 

  • The Health and Physical Education department has been coordinating a “live” health curriculum containing a scope and sequence, individual lessons, and assessments. They are migrating their work into the new curriculum template.

  • The School Counseling department is implementing curriculum through Naviance to facilitate student Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs). 

  • The Special Education department has been supporting other departments in their curriculum work and supporting students in their post-secondary transition. 

In addition to the traditional core and elective classes offered, Career & Technical Education Pathways (CTE) have recently been added to the EGHS Program of Studies. Students who elect a pathway will undertake a series of related and progressively more challenging courses that will lead to a culminating capstone experience and endorsement in that field of interest.  Beginning with the Class of 2025, a first-year EGHS student has the opportunity to pursue one of six Pathways: Computer Science, Graphic Communications Technology, Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Finance & Entrepreneurship, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts.