Hello parents and visitors
to the Hillcrest website;
May I direct you to an exciting update to our
website that you should check out by clicking the link below. This is the Instructional
Calendar. Many of you remember this from last year as it covered the last
two trimesters. This one covers all three trimesters and includes the content
and skills which students will be working on in a particular course as well as
corresponding priority standards. All courses are covered as the teachers worked
extremely hard to explain the key details of a unit. This calendar is not a pacing
guide but rather serves as a snapshot of the content and skills that students
will be working on throughout the course of the trimester. We find that this tool
has been especially helpful not just in creating transparency in the students'
learning but also by assisting us in keeping track of the extreme curriculum restructuring
brought on by the Common Core State Standards which went into effect this year.
As a faculty, we look over the content of the calendar and this helps us to align
work by/at the most appropriate times of the year in order to assist with the
best practice of reinforcing information to students over the course of a day.
Again, this is not the curriculum or the pacing guide but rather a bird's eye
view of instruction. Enjoy!
School Year Instructional Calendars