10/29/10 SDFA New Science and Social Studies Curriculum
The Fort Atkinson School Board met last night (10/28) for their scheduled monthly meeting. One of the new agenda items featured a series of new course proposals by Director of Instruction, Amy Oakley. Over the course of just over a year, Middle School Social Studies and High School Science teachers have been designing these proposals to not only align with the updated state curriculum requirements but to engage the students in coursework that interests them, and prepares them for the future; whether that be going to a 4-year, going into the trades, or going into the military.
The new Social Studies curriculum will affect grades 6 and 7, beginning in the fall of 2020. The new Science curriculum will affect all high school classes beginning in the fall of 2020 and will continue to roll-out new classes in the fall of 2021. We are appreciative of all the teachers that participated in the curriculum revamp process. The passion that these educators have for their students and their co-workers is commendable.
The Board heard the presentations and placed the proposals on the table for the November board meeting. Details on all changes will be thoroughly reviewed with department teachers, families, and students in the upcoming months pending approval from the Board at the November meeting.