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Curriculum Standards

Curriculum Standards are determined by the California Department of Education and are the foundation of our education program.  Electronic versions are available for the following content areas:  


Reading standards in literature, as well as informational text, give students exposure to a range of texts and tasks.  Rigor is infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Foundational skills foster student understanding and a working knowledge of concepts of print. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and not what they already know—to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.



Students are expected to gain mastery in a variety of skills and applications. Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and address increasingly demanding content
and sources.

Grade 3 


The Math standards are based on evidence of the skills and knowledge needed for college and career readiness and an expectation that students be able to both know and do mathematics by solving a range of problems and engaging in key mathematical practices.  They include two types of standards: Eight Mathematical Practice Standards (the same at each grade level) and Mathematical Content Standards (different at each grade level). Together these standards address both “habits of mind” that students should develop to foster mathematical understanding and expertise and skills and knowledge – what students need to know and be able to do. The mathematical content standards were built on progressions of topics across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics.



Scotts Valley High School is an IB school, offering both IB classes and a diploma.  Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programs of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.  To find out more, visit the SVHS website