Curriculum & Instruction

Gail Netland, Director
Gail.Netland@ISD709.org
 
Joan Lancour, Executive Assistant
Joan.Lancour@ISD709.org
Main Office:
Historic Old Central High School
215 N. 1st Avenue East, Rm 321
 
Ph: 218-336-8711
 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction supports the district aim of High Achievement for All.  We are dedicated to the goal of providing a guaranteed and viable curriculum for all Duluth Public School students.  We believe that all children can learn at high levels when offered quality learning opportunities.

 

Elementary Curriculum

K-5 classrooms provide instruction aligned to state standards in Mathematics, English-Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Health. Students are evaluated on their learning through a variety of benchmark, formative, and summative assessments based on standards. Communication regarding progress is provided in the form of standards-based report cards. Mathematics curriculum is based on the Math Expressions curriculum. English Language-Arts follows the Wonders program. 

Elementary students receive standards-based content instruction in art, music, and physical education through specialists on an 8-day rotation basis. 

Additional information regarding curriculum, standards and grading can be found on the Grading and Reporting page. 

 

Secondary Curriculum 

6-12 students are provided content through a six-period day schedule that includes mathematics, English, science, social studies, music, art, health, physical education, world languages, and career-technical education. Grading and reporting of progress in the secondary grades is through a traditional A-F report card system. Students and families can track progress through the Infinite Campus student management system. 

Additional information regarding curriculum, standards and grading can be found on the Grading and Reporting page.