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Welcome to the Summit Public Schools

Curriculum and Instruction Department

This Curriculum and Instruction portion of the website was designed to give a thorough understanding of the curriculum here in Summit and also the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey Content Standards.

This site, representing the ongoing cycle of the evolution of curriculum, instruction, and assessment, will be updated on an ongoing basis.

As a parent, you will be able to locate the curriculum and specific course descriptions for all Summit offerings. On the toolbar at the right, you'll find three grade levels of information: K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

In addition, you can find the Summit High School Graduation Requirements and, coming soon, more about assessments.

Curriculum Corner

Summit High School is approaching the mid-year point after the implementation of its new block schedule. The new schedule has classes meeting four days a week in 58 minute blocks with six out of eight scheduled classes meeting each day. The schedule rotates and all classes meet three times over a four day period.

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Content Area Literacy maximizes student engagement as they teach one another, practice, experience, and discuss concepts in content area subjects. Because students are experiencing new material in a variety of contexts, and making meaning through authentic learning experiences, the result is an increased acquisition and automaticity of reading, writing, and content area skills.

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What is PARCC?

In March, students in grade 3-11 will participate in the first administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC is the assessment of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of English, language arts and mathematics adopted by the state of New Jersey in 2010.

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Summit and The Next Generation Science Standards

Summit Public Schools have been leading the way when comes to whatís next in Science in our schools. For the past 3 years, we have been ratcheting-up our Science curriculum and program and have increased the amount of S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts/integrative design and Mathematics) discussion and activities. The increased commitment to innovative science education has been a focus of Summitís district and Board of Education goals.
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