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C&I Initiatives Dashboard

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department provides teachers with the curriculum and training they need in order to deliver high quality, responsive instruction. Curriculum initiatives are generally adoptions of new standards-aligned materials for use in teaching. Instruction initiatives are generally resources and/or professional development designed to support best instructional practices.

C&I Initiatives
Status Initiative Description and Timeline
PRE-PLAN High School Science textbook adoptions
  • Living Earth 
  • Physics in the Universe
PRE-PLAN 10th and 12th History-Social Science Curriculum adoption - New curriculum for World History (Grade 10), Government (Grade 12), and Economics (Grade 12) is needed to align with the FAIR Act, History-Social Studies Framework, and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework.  Preparation and planning for this process will begin this spring.
PROGRESS Trigonometry - The adoption committee will meet on May 16 and will begin reviewing Trigonometry textbooks from Cengage and Pearson.
PROGRESS Climate Literacy - Climate Literacy: In response to FUSD Board Resolution 030-2021, C&I has formed a Climate Literacy and Environmental Education Network (CLEEN) that is comprised of teachers and students from across the district that will convene in the 2021-2022 school year to draft a vision for climate literacy and environmental education and begin to outline a plan/recommendations to achieve that vision. Click here to learn more about CLEEN.  

History Social Studies Instructional Practices -

► Development of instructional practices aligned to the K-12 CA HSS Framework

► Three Phases: Phase 1- Spring, 2021, Phase 2 - Fall/Winter 2021, Phase 3 - Spring 2022

Phase 3: (In-progress):  HSSIPG teachers will share out observations and reflections on instructional practice and begin compile a best practices guide for teachers.

Phase 2: (Complete) HSSIPG teachers identified and tested instructional practices that align with the literacy, inquiry, citizenship domains of the California History Social Science Framework C&I is also offered a 4-part FAIR Education Act PD series based on the HSSIPG work from spring 2021.

Phase 1: (Completed) The HSSIPG outlined framework-aligned shifts in instruction and received professional development to better understand the FAIR Education Act and the newly released Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

PROGRESS Chemistry in the Earth Systems - On May 19th, the Chemistry in the Earth System adoption team will meet to review textbooks for alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards, California’s K-12 Science Framework, and FUSD’s Chemistry in the Earth System Scope and Sequence. The following programs will be prescreened: STEMscopes, HMH, McGraw Hill Inspire Science, Pasco, Discovery Education, and Pearson.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum adoption -  On March 9, the Board of Education approved Second Step as the adopted social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for grades K-8. 

On May 11, the Board approved Lions Quest as the adopted SEL curriculum for grades 9-12. Training for both programs will be held in August. 


TK Curriculum adoption - On May 11, the Board approved The Creative Curriculum as the adopted curriculum for TK. Teacher training for this new program will be held in August. 

COMPLETE K-5 Science adoption - At their May 11th meeting, the Board of Education approved the adoption of Amplify Science for grades K-5.  Initial training for this curriculum will be held in June and August with more support provided throughout the 2022-23 school year.
COMPLETE Pre-Calculus adoption - On April 13, The Board of Education approved Cengage’s Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus (Stewart) as the adopted textbook for Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and Accelerated Algebra 2-Trig/Precalculus across all five comprehensive high schools.

Core Literature adoption - On March 9, the Board of Education approved these books as our new required reading list for grades 7-12, effective for the 2022-2023 school year. Books were chosen based on their alignment to our core literature vision.

COMPLETE French 4 - The Board of Education approved the staff recommendation to adopt Face-a-face (Vista Higher Learning, 2021) as the new French 4 distinct-adopted curriculum at the October 13, 2021 Board Meeting.  Teachers and students will be receiving the new curriculum this year.

6-8 History-Social Studies adoption - After a thoughtful and careful evaluation process, the adoption committee has reached a final recommendation of Savvas' myWorld World and US History*. The Board approved the recommendation at the February 23, 2022 Board Meeting.  Teacher training will be offered in June and August and new curriculum will be available

*This  publisher passed a vetting process and was approved by the State Board of Education for grades 6-8.

COMPLETE AP Computer Science Principles adoption -  On October 27, 2021 the Board of Education approved the staff recommendation to adopt Cengage Invitation to Computer Science, 8th edition for the AP Computer Science Principles course for grades 11-12.  Teachers and students will be receiving the new curriculum this year.
COMPLETE SEL Curriculum - Reintegration lessons and resources were provided to teachers in June and August to support students coming back to school this fall. Administrators and site teacher liaisons were trained on key practices to support the social emotional needs of students, staff, and families.

Curriculum Date Approved Grades
Amplify Science October 2020 6-8
TCI Social Studies Alive! May 2021 K-5
Supplemental Literature 7 titles December 2020
5 titles May 2021