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Curriculum & Instruction

Our Mission:
Provide support that results in PreK-12 instruction ensuring all students are college and career ready no later than the end of high school.

​Our Vision:

Throughout all the content areas and subjects we support, the framework of our work is built around the following components:

  • Standards - Expectations are clear for what students will know and be able to do
  • Assessment - Student needs are identified and monitored through various classroom-based assessments, while student, classroom, and school needs are identified and monitored through district- and state-wide assessments
  • Instruction and Intervention - Research-based approaches to instruction and meeting individual students' needs are implemented
  • Leadership - Collaboration among leaders at the state, district, school, and classroom is supported for shared ownership and clear direction for success
  • System-wide Commitment - Shared belief and commitment requirement at every level is required for meeting the goals leading to the fulfillment of our mission

In addition to the Washington State Learning Standards, all training and professional development we provide incorporates the Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning (also known as 5D).  Not only does this serve as a growth model as the basis of the teacher evaluation system, but it also promotes equity in the diverse settings of Tacoma schools.

Content Areas / Subjects for which we provide support:

English Language Arts



Social Studies​

The Arts

Health and Fitness

Library Technology

World Languages​​


Questions specific to the curricula should be addressed by your child's teacher or school site.  If you have additional questions, please contact us at (253) 571-1115.