K-12 Literacy is committed to increasing student achievement through the development and promotion of literacy leadership, curriculum documents and resources, and comprehensive professional development that supports standards-based instruction.
The mission of Social Studies education is to teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. Social Studies teachers assist students in developing the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.
Our curriculum-based school libraries are crucial in the role of meeting individual student's literacy needs. Librarians, in collaboration with classroom teachers, teach specific library skills. These skills include a wide range of research strategies for utilizing print and electronic resources.