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603.1 BASIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

The basic instruction program will include the courses required for each grade level by the Iowa Department of Education.  The instructional approach will be nonsexist and multicultural.

 

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in kindergarten is designed to develop healthy emotional and social habits, language arts and communication skills, the capacity to complete individual tasks, character education, and the ability to protect and increase physical well-being with attention given to experiences relating to the development of life skills and human growth and development.

 

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades one through six will include English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, human growth and development, physical education, traffic safety, music, character education and visual art.

 

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades seven and eight will include English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, human growth and development, family and consumer, career, technology education, physical education, music, character education and visual art.

 

The basic instruction program of students enrolled in grades nine through twelve will include character education, English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, physical education, fine arts, foreign language, and vocational education.

 

The board may, in its discretion, offer additional courses in the instruction program for any grade level.

 

Each instruction program is carefully planned for optimal benefit taking into consideration the financial condition of the school district and other factors deemed relevant by the board or superintendent.  Each instruction program's plan should describe the program, its goals, the effective materials, the activities, and the method for student evaluation.  In all instances, the basic instructional program shall meet or exceed the educational requirements established by the Iowa Department of Education and the law.

 

Approved January 11, 1999                                     

Reviewed   April 14, 2008

Revised June 10, 2015