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Common Core

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.

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