PROSPER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The purpose of education is to impart knowledge, concepts, processes, and attitudes necessary for all student to successfully function in an ever-changing environment. The district recognizes and values the unique characteristics of its students and commits to providing an educational program designed to meet state requirements as well as developing each student's innate talents.
Mike Schmoker, in his recent book Focus (ASCD, 2011) notes the three most important contributors to student academic achievement are:
A curriculum framework is an organized plan or set of standards or learning outcomes that defines the content to be learned in terms of clear, definable standards of what the student should know and be able to do.
The district curriculum will be designed and delivered using a standard-based approach to ensure that graduates possess 21st Century skills and competencies necessary for success. A focus on the district curriculum is on high priority standards in alignment with Texas College and Career Readiness, national, and international standards as identified by the High Performance Schools Consortium.