MARANACOOK AREA SCHOOLS
A Caring School Community dedicated to Excellence

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All students will increase their academic performance and will be prepared for career, 
post-secondary education, and life pathways.
The future of our communities depends on our youth meeting this goal. They need our support!    
  
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The Guiding Principles for the RSU #38 Vision states that: 
Students need an evidence-based, rigorous curriculum that
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Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 2.54.31 PMprovides a challenging range of courses, experiences, and extra curricular activities
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Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 2.54.31 PMblends the changing needs of society with the needs of individual learners
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CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED IN ALL AREAS TO MEET THIS GOAL!
Common Core
Maine Learning Results
Math
World Languages
Visual & Performing Arts
(Under development 2015-2018)
Science & Technology
Science K-12 (New Science Curriculum approved by Board in February, 2016)
Literacy
Social Studies
Social Studies Curriculum (TBD by K-12 Committee 2016-2018)
Guidance

 

Physical Education & Health
Common Core Curriculum Maps

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For More Information about Standards, Instruction & Assessments

MATHEMATICS K-12  
Instruction in Mathematics in RSU #38 addresses the Common Core Standards. How are these expectations different from traditional approaches to math? 
  • RIGOR– students are introduced to concepts at younger ages
  • USE STRATEGIES– students learn multiple strategies for solving any problem
  • UNDERSTAND & EXPLAIN – students show how to solve problems AND can explain why each approach works
  • USE MODELS & EQUATIONS – students use visual models and equations to represent mathematical problems from a young age
WRITING K-12  
Writing Instruction in RSU #38 addresses the Common Core Standards for Writing. The new standards emphasize 
  • The writing process including drafting, editing, and revising
  • Different types of writing: Narrative, Informational, Persuasive