Teaching, Learning & Accountability

Curriculum and Instruction


Curriculum and Instruction

In supporting our division's vision to provide excellence in teaching and learning every day for every student, both curriculum and instruction play pivotal roles.  Curriculum outlines the essential knowledge and skills that provides a "road map" for the learning that needs to happen to meet and exceed the standards.  Instruction is the means by which the learning will be delivered.

Program of Studies

The CCPS Program of Studies is an important document dePOS Picsigned to give families and students the information, guidance and knowledge to successfully develop a student success plan for graduation.  Its pages contain an outline of the courses and options that are available to every student to develop a successful K-12 roadmap.

Program of Studies

Honors Program

Honors Pic

Honor level course work is designed to provide challenging experiences where students are expected to demonstrate rich, divergent thinking during inquiry-based discussions as well as reflect it in their work. Students who are not flourishing in this environment will be assigned to a more appropriate setting.
In order to participate in honor level coursework, a student must have:

  • Met the criteria on the academic teacher recommendation form
  • Passing scores for SOL tests with 450 or higher in content area
  • Passing grades from the previous year (B or better in content area, C or better for World Languages)
  • An attendance record that positively impacts academic success

If you are interested in honor level coursework (Advanced, Honor, AP or DE), have your current teacher complete the recommendation to the next course as an honors level. The teacher will turn it in to the school counseling.  You will need one recommendation for each content area for which you are seeking honors participation.

Honors Recommendation Form

Balanced Literacy

It starts with the basics. The wording in the Charles City County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan is clear. All students will meet high standards of achievement by demonstrating excellence in the skills necessary to compete in a global economy. Word work and balanced literacy are integral to achieving this goal. In order for students to develop the skills they need to meet high academic standards and compete in a global economy they must practice reading, writing and communicating. This opens the door for critical thinking in all subject areas. Balanced literacy is the foundation and the framework.

Balanced Literacy Booklet

Curriculum Frameworks