One Goal, One Purpose: Student Achievement

Our purpose is to support teachers and administrators with resources and strategies to ensure that all students achieve rigorous outcomes.

Character Education

Salt Lake City School District through the Community of Caring/Character Education program is striving to create safe and caring learning communities for all students. The program focuses on three key components that will assist students in achieving academic success, ethical moral behavior and engagement in their own learning and the life of the school and community. These three components are referred to as the three E's for success.

Educational Technology and Library Media

The goals of Educational Technology and Library Media include preparing students and educators to live, learn and work in the 21st century, ensuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, and assisting teachers in making their teaching more effective through the use of instructional media.

Extended Learning Program

The goals of the Extended Learning Program include meeting the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students and provide a continuum of program options to provide a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of academically gifted students.

Fine Arts

Fine Arts provides professional development, resources and support for classroom teachers in music, visual art, drama and dance. Our focus is to provide every child with access to a quality arts education.

Health

The goal of the Health Curriculum is to give students the resources they need to be healthy individuals. All students in the Salt Lake City School District will learn about the importance of nutrition, wellness, avoidance of substances that are harmful to developing bodies, and disease prevention and the impact of their choices on their health and well-being.  They will be taught the skills they need to make good, healthy choices that will impact their lives in a positive manner. 

Language Arts

All students have a right to effective instruction, a belief that permeates the work of English Language Arts. Our purpose is to increase student achievement by providing a cohesive curriculum aligned to Utah Core Standards and professional development which supports teacher collaboration around common content, instructional strategies, and thoughtful use of assessment data.

Mathematics

We advocate instruction that engages students in understanding mathematics, computing fluently, amplifying strategies to solve problems, reasoning logically, and connecting and communicating mathematical ideas. Our curriculum and instruction is coherent, focused and consistent with research in the field where every students is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.

Physical Education

The goal of Physical Education is to develop healthy, responsible students who have the knowledge and skills to work together in groups, think critically, and participate in a variety of activities that lead to lifelong healthy lifestyles.  We believe educators can be the inspiration to motivate students to lead healthy, active lives.  It is the goal of the Physical Education Department to help students in the Salt Lake City School District to lead active lives, both for the health of their bodies and the enrichment of their minds.   

Science

Science is a way of knowing, a process for gaining knowledge and understanding of the natural world. The Science Core Curriculum places emphasis on understanding and using skills. Students should be active learners. It is not enough for students to read about science; they must do science. They should observe, inquire, question, formulate and test hypotheses, analyze data, report, and evaluate findings. The students, as scientists, should have hands–on, active experiences throughout the instruction of the science curriculum.

Social Studies

The Social Studies Department strives to help students and other stakeholders appreciate and recognize the significance social studies education has to their lives, their local and broader community, and to their future. We seek to develop a collaborative atmosphere in which we work together within and between subject matters to promote, strengthen and deepen student learning, critical thinking, and civic competence.

World Languages

The World Language Department seeks to provide students with the knowledge and appreciation of other languages, cultural understandings, and cultural competencies. We hope to inspire students to continue their study of world languages to become proficient speakers, listeners, readers, and writers and to effectively participate and communicate in the global community.

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