Community & Alumni
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction!
We are committed to helping our students, parents, teachers, and staff meet the educational needs of our students.
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
"State law introduced new, permanent graduation requirements that are available for the classes of 2021 and beyond. Students entering ninth grade between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, have the option to meet the new requirements outlined for the class of 2023 and beyond or meet the requirements of the original three pathways to graduation." - Ohio Department of Education
The state of Ohio realizes the need to enhance rigor and college and career readiness for all subject areas. For this reason, Ohio has also developed new standards in the areas of science, social studies, music, visual arts, and world languages. More information can be found at the Ohio Department of Education website.
Third Grade Reading Guarantee
In June 2012, Ohio Legislature passed Senate Bill 316. This new law now requires public school districts to administer a reading diagnostic assessment to all students in grades K-3 by September 30th of each year. This reading diagnostic is designed to determine if a student has the skills and abilities necessary to meet end-of-the-year expectations. The Euclid City Schools will be utilizing Aimsweb reading assessment to benchmark students.
Students who are “Not on Track” based on the fall Aimsweb assessment will also be provided with a Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan. The plan will specify services that will be provided to your student and a description of proposed supplemental instructional services.
Per Senate Bill 316, students in grades K-3 who are identified as “not on track” in the area of reading by failing to attain the appropriate level of reading competency by the end of grade three will be retained. For this school year, students will need to score a 392 on either their fall or spring 3rd grade reading OAA. We will put various supports in place for students in an effort to provide all students with the necessary tools to attain this score. We also strongly encourage you to read with your child each day.
Euclid Schools invite you to preview the top options for a new 6-12 Grade Science curriculum resource for the 2023-2024 school year. The 6-12 Science Curriculum Adoption Committee was established at the start of the 2022-2023 school year and is composed of administrators, general education teachers, and intervention specialists from the High School, Middle School, and Educational Options Center. Throughout the year, the committee has met to review potential programs, meet with publishing companies, participate in product presentations, and pilot selected programs to ensure that the curriculum is aligned to the Ohio learning standards and meets the needs of our students and staff. Following the review of each resource, collected information, data, and student and staff feedback, the committee has advanced Inspire Science by McGraw Hill, Exploration: An Introduction to Astronomy by McGraw Hill, and Ohio Interactive Science by Savvas.
The committee is currently collecting parent, guardian, and community feedback. Curriculum materials will be on display in the Fordyce building lobby from Wednesday, May 3rd through Thursday, May 11th for the community to review. There is a survey linked below that parents, guardians, and community members can complete following a review of the materials. The community survey data will be reviewed prior to the final recommendation to the Board of Education.
Links to curriculum websites and demo account access can be found below.
Savvas - Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th.
McGraw Hill - Physical Science, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Physics.
Please use the Google Form https://forms.gle/YPr727eqebXkSEoW8 to provide feedback prior to our final recommendation to the Board of Education. Please email the Curriculum Department at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Thank you for your support!