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MARANACOOK AREA SCHOOLS
A Caring School Community dedicated to Excellence

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!

The Guiding Principles for the RSU #38 Vision states that:

Students need an evidence-based, rigorous curriculum that

  • focuses on state standards
  • promotes engagement
  • provides a challenging range of courses, experiences, and extracurricular activities
  • recognizes the needs, interests, and abilities of all learners
  • blends the changing needs of society with the needs of individual learners
  • integrates technological advances and collaboration

(Note: RSU 38 School Board sponsored a community-based future search in the Spring of 2018 and will be developing an updated Strategic Plan during the 2018-19 school year.)

CURRICULUM IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED IN ALL AREAS TO MEET THIS GOAL!

Minutes of School Board Curriculum Committee


RSU #38 Curriculum Guides

Math

Maine Learning Results Standards for MATHEMATICS

RSU#38 Priority Standards K-8

Gr. K-2 Mathematics Curriculum Guide
Gr. 3-5 Mathematics Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 Mathematics Curriculum Guide
HS Algebra 1 Curriculum Guide
HS Geometry Curriculum Guide
HS Algebra 2 Curriculum Guide

English Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening)

Maine Learning Results for English Language Arts

RSU#38 Priority Standards K-12

Gr. K-2 Writing Curriculum Guide
Gr. 3-5 Writing Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 Writing Curriculum Guide

Writing Instruction & Writing Samples, K-8

Gr K-5 Reading Curriculum Guide

Gr. K-5 Literacy Instruction

Gr. 6-8 Reading Curriculum Guide
Gr. 9-10 English Curriculum Guide

Science & Technology

Science K-12

Gr. K Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 1 Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 2 Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 3 Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 4 Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 5 Science Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 Science Curriculum Guide
HS Earth Systems Curriculum Guide
HS Biology Curriculum Guide
HS Physics Curriculum Guide
HS Chemistry Curriculum Guide

Social Studies

Social Studies Curriculum (TBD by K-12 Committee 2016-2018)

HS Global Explorations Curriculum Guide
HS World History Curriculum Guide

Visual & Performing Arts
(Under development 2015-2018)

Gr. K-2 General Music Curriculum Guide
Gr. 3-5 General Music Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 General Music Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 Ensemble Curriculum Guide
Gr. 9-12 Instrumental Ensemble Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Vocal Ensemble Curriculum Guide (Elective)

Gr. K-5 Art Curriculum Guide
Gr. 6-8 Art Curriculum Guide
Gr. 9-12 Intro to Art Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Art Ceramics Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Art Honors Studio Art Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Darkroom Photography Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Intro to IA Curriculum Guide (Elective)
Gr. 9-12 Wood Design Curriculum Guide (Elective)

World Languages

MS World Language Exploratory Curriculum Guide
Spanish 1 Curriculum Guide
Spanish 2 Curriculum Guide
Spanish 3 Curriculum Guide
French 1 Curriculum Guide
French 1-2 Culture & Conversation Curriculum Guide
French 2 Curriculum Guide
French 3 Curriculum Guide
German 1 Curriculum Guide
German 2 Curriculum Guide
German 4 & 5 Curriculum Guide

Guidance

Guidance Curriculum Guide

Physical Education & Health

PE Curriculum

Gr. 6-8 Health Curriculum Guide
Gr. 9 & 10 Physical Education Curriculum Guide
Gr. 11 PE Curriculum Guide
HS Health Curriculum Guide


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
  • 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 at younger ages
  • 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