In Lake Forest School District 67, we believe that a comprehensive curriculum provides a framework for social, emotional, and academic well-being through the coordinated sequence of study in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world language, the arts, physical education, and health.
A well-written curriculum clearly states the specific content and skills that each student should master as they progress through the grade levels. While the essential elements of a curriculum must be documented, it is important to note that curriculum is living in the classroom each day; teachers are charged with the responsibility of designing and adapting their instruction so that each student reaches her or his full potential with the given curriculum.
The curriculum of District 67 undergoes continuous evaluation and revision, ensuring that it represents the very best thinking in education today. In addition, we collaborate with Lake Forest High School District 115 to promote a coherent progression of content and skills.
District 67 embraces the Common Core State Standards as an opportunity to strengthen our curriculum. These standards “provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them." The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. (www.corestandards.org)
Curriculum Coordinating Committee
The Curriculum Coordinating Committee (CCC) is a representative group of teachers, administrators, and parents that considers plans for curriculum evaluation, reviews materials that are potentially up for district adoption, and provides input regarding curriculum-related matters to the Board and administration.
An Overview of Curricular Areas
Multilingual Learners (ML)
Social, Emotional, and Character Development
District 67 Teaching and Learning
(Offices located in the CUBE at Deer Path Middle School)
Director of Teaching & Learning
Dr. Michelle Shinn
Director of School Improvement