In the last two years, SCUSD has launched two major teaching and learning initiatives to improve the quality of classroom instruction and the climate for learning at our schools: The California Common Core State Standards and Social-Emotional Learning.
These initiatives are about providing a “whole child” education to the students we serve.
Whole Child means every student:
- Learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for children and adults
- Learns about and practices healthy living
- Is actively engaged in learning and connected to school and the community
- And is challenged academically and prepared for success in college and careers
SCUSD is committed to giving every student the knowledge, habits and skills that can only come from a rigorous, relevant and well-rounded education.
Through this commitment, we are preparing students to choose a path that is right for them: Apprenticeship in a trade, vocational school, community college or a four-year university. No one knows what the future holds — the risk is in under-preparing students for an ever-evolving world and thereby limiting their choices. Our work to ready students for college and career begins the minute a child walks through our doors.