Curriculum & Instruction Departments
Orange County Schools has seven elementary schools committed to providing a strong academic foundation for lifelong learning.
Reading, writing and mathematics form the building blocks for lifelong success.
The entire instructional team works to design and implement meaningful and challenging learning experiences to ensure that students will be successful in subsequent grades.
In addition to the core academic program based on the NC Standard Course of Study (NC SCOS), OCS offers enrichment and intervention programs at each K-5 school to enhance, expand, and strengthen students’ skills. Some of the programs are provided for all students while others are provided based on identified student needs. These programs include:
Art, music, health and physical education, technology
AIG and Exceptional Children’s Programs
English as a Second Language
The 2011-2012 report card for K-5 students has been revised as a transition report card from the NC SCOS to the Common Core and North Carolina Essentials curriculum. The transition report card will now provide parents with an overall proficiency for core academic subjects.
To learn more, click HERE for the Parent Guide to the K-5 Report Card.
Click HERE to learn more about Common Core and North Carolina Essentials (Common Core & More).
In the News . . .
In May 2011, students from all OCS elementary schools made origami paper cranes for the Students Rebuild effort to raise funds for Japan's recovery from the earthquake and the tsunami. Students made paper cranes and wrote haiku with comforting themes to accompany the cranes.
Paper cranes from all over the world have been assembled into an art display. We are a part of that global community surrounding children in need with care and hope.
Click HERE to view the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company) news story on the unveiling of the art display.