Standards

La Paloma prepares students based on Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS).

Today’s high school graduates are entering a global workforce and must be able to compete for jobs or college admission against, not only their peers in Arizona, but in other states and even other countries as well. That’s why La Paloma Academy employs the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards curriculum used by nearly every public and charter school in Arizona and in almost every state in the country.

The Arizona College and Career Ready Standards are designed to improve educational outcomes for students by raising the bar for student performance to ensure they’ll be college and career ready.

This video from Expect More Arizona explains why the standards are so important for Arizona’s schools and their students.

The Arizona Department of Education has a helpful website for parents who would like more information on the AZCCR Standards.

Current Curriculum

Core Reading Curriculum

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Into Reading (K-5)
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Into Literature (6-8th grade)

CORE MATH CURRICULUM

  • Beyond Textbook

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Scholastic News

SUPPLEMENTAL SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM

  • Supplemental Curriculum for Social Studies: Beyond Textbooks

SUPPLEMENTAL READING CURRICULUM

  • Beyond Textbooks (Reading, Writing, Language Arts)
  • Scholastic News
  • Handwriting without Tears (K-6th)

INTERVENTION MATH CURRICULUM

  • Generation Genius

SCIENCE

  • Core Curriculum for Science: Super Science (Scholastic)

SUPPLEMENTAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM

  • Generation Genius
  • Beyond Textbooks
  • Amplify Science

Beyond Textbooks

At La Paloma, we utilize an instructional program called Beyond Textbooks to guide our curriculum. Beyond Textbooks “refers to a philosophy of teaching and learning that transcends textbooks and state standards to strengthen support for communities of teachers, facilitate teaching and learning, and improve student growth and achievement.”

Visit Beyond Textbooks Website