K-12 Curriculum and Instruction

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NC Standard Course of Study

  • All public schools in the state of North Carolina adhere to the curriculum standards outlined in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which is comprised of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and literacy and Essential Standards for all other curriculum areas. The state’s Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina.

    The goal of these research-based standards is to prepare all students to become career and college-ready. While the focal point of educational thought of the past was limited to success during the years of K-12 learning, the Common Core/Essential Standards mindset is targeted toward success well beyond the completion of high school or college. Thus, the overall goal is to prepare North Carolina’s children for optimal function on a global scale. Links to the curriculum documents can be found in the navigation bar to the right of this page.

Important Updates

  • 2023-2024 High School Course Selection Guide

    Our department is committed to providing quality instructional programs for our students so they can be successful in their academic pursuits. Our rigorous instructional programs at the middle school and high school levels are aligned to local, state, and national standards and offer preparation for career or post-secondary options upon graduation from high school. We are always seeking to improve our instructional programs by offering professional development in instructional strategies, continuous updates of educational trends, and resources that support teaching and learning. For information relative to grades six through eight, please refer to the links in our Middle-Level Education section to the right of this page. Information about grades nine through twelve is available in the High School Education section.

    CCS teleconferencing courses were established to offer students the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses and unique electives that may not be offered within the schools they attend. Teleconferencing provides students with the opportunity to take coursework in a technology-rich environment while developing critical 21st-century skills. If you would like additional information, please contact our office at 910-678-2420. 

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  • K-12 Curriculum & Instruction
    2465 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28303
    Phone: 910-678-2420

    • Dr. Christine Catalano
      Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Curriculum & Instruction



      Charlene Board
      Administrative Assistant
      (910) 678-2420