Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The WHPS curriculum comes alive in the hands of our talented teachers who are committed to ensuring that our students reach their highest potential.

We are dedicated to accommodating children’s diverse needs, the way they learn, their experiences and interests, and to facilitating continuous educational growth. If you should have any questions about your child’s curriculum, your classroom teacher is the best source of information. The District Development Plan frames BOE goals into areas of focus and strategic efforts that inform specific action steps at the school, department, and classroom levels.

No single document can fully explain the rich and complex nature of the school curriculum and instructional goals. We know that learning is optimized when families, teachers, and schools operate in partnership. Working together, we can use our collective experiences as family, school, and community to create a respectful climate of academic success and joy for lifelong learning.  

Culturally Responsive Student Centered Instructional Practices

WHPS has identified and is sharing 8 key instructional strategies to support all students to maximize their learning and develop the habits of mind that lead to success.

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Curriculum

Early Childhood

We are fortunate to have many excellent choices in early care and education!

Curriculum for Grades K-5 

The Core Standards establish what students should understand, know, and be able to do as they progress through each grade.

Curriculum for Grades 6-8

The Core Standards establish what students should understand, know, and be able to do as they progress through each grade.

Program of Studies for high schools

Student registration information, course descriptions, graduation requirements, program planning, and course policy information

School to Careers Program

Programs for internships, job shadowing, mentoring, and peer mentoring

Curriculum Office Staff

 

Departments

arts

Visual arts, theater, and music

Career & Technical Education 

Our mission is to integrate core academics with 21st century skills that develop and empower problem solvers through critical and analytical thinking.

Library Media Services

We provide the instruction, resources and services necessary for students and staff to become lifelong learners in a global community.

Physical Education and Health Education

Helping students develop healthy, active lifestyles by experiencing a balance of activities in a positive, responsible, and cooperative environment

QUest - Gifted and Talented

Ensuring that students have an opportunity to develop their unique gifts and talents

World Languages

Enabling our students to communicate effectively in the target language, and develop an understanding of the cultures of the speakers of that language

Additional

Interventions

This resource has been created for faculty to provide support with Tier I interventions. 

Professional Development 

The Core Standards establish what students should understand, know, and be able to do as they progress through each grade.

Teacher Education and Mentoring (TEAM) Program

West Hartford is committed to this professional development experience for new teachers.