The primary goal of the South Harrison Township Elementary School District is to prepare each student with the real life skills needed to compete in a highly competitive global economy. This will be achieved by providing a comprehensive curriculum, the integration of technology, and the professional services of a competent and dedicated faculty, administration, and support staff.
Guiding this mission will be local initiatives addressing the individual needs of our students as well as federal mandates, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. The diverse resources of the school district, which includes a caring Home and School Association (HSA) and active adult community, contribute to a quality school system. They serve an integral role in supporting positive learning experiences that motivate, challenge and inspire children to learn.
Curriculum and Instruction Goals:
- To ensure students are college and career ready upon graduation
- To vertically and horizontally align curriculum K-12 to ensure successful transition of students at each grade level
- To identify individual student strengths and weaknesses utilizing various assessment measures (formative, summative, alternative, etc.) so as to differentiate instruction while meeting the rigor of the applicable content standards
- To improve student achievement as assessed through multiple measures including, but not limited to, state testing, local assessments, and intermediate benchmarking
How to Read the Curriculum Documents:
This document contains a pacing guide and curriculum units. The pacing guides serve to deliver an estimated timeframe as to when noted skills and topics will be taught. The pacing of each course, however, will differ slightly depending upon the unique needs of each class. The curriculum units contain more detailed information as to the specific skills and concepts that are introduced as well as how students will be assessed. The terms and definitions below will assist the reader in better understanding the sections and components of this curriculum document.
To access South Harrison's curriculum, click on the menu to the left.