• Welcome to the department of Curriculum and Instruction! We support evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child​.

  • Georgia Standards of Excellence
    Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. Georgia standards are reviewed by state appointmented curriculum teams on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society.  All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources​, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.

     

    Content Areas
    We strive to provide courses and pathways that meet the needs of every student!

    • Computer Science
    • CTAE
    • English Language Arts
    • Fine Arts
    • Gifted Education
    • Health & Physical Education
    • Mathematics
    • Reading & Literacy
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    • STEAM/STEM
    • World Languages

     

    Monitoring Student Learning Progress
    Assessment is an important part of the teaching and learning process. Teachers administer a variety of classroom assessments in order to monitor student learning. Additionally, Jackson County administers all State-required assessments. For more details about assessments in Jackson County Schools, visit our Assessments page

    Below are some general definitions of several types of assessments.

    • Informal & Formative assessments: Informal assessments are not “graded” and typically consist of teacher observations, questioning, monitoring participation levels, “ticket-out-the-door,” etc. Formative means that the assessment is during the process of learning, rather than at the end.
    • Formal & Summative assessments: Formal means that the assessment is generally graded and “counts.” Summative means that the assessment measures the outcome of the learning, usually at the end of a lesson or unit.
    • Authentic assessments: meant to measure when authentic instruction is happening and growth can be noted (such as baking a cake, running track, painting a picture). Performance assessments, portfolio assessments, rubrics, and student work samples are different types of authentic assessments.
    • Norm-Referenced assessments: Typically refers to standardized tests where students are compared to the group score and is measured on accuracy. Usually viewed as “competitive exams.”
    • Criterion-Referenced assessments: These assessments compare students to a set standard, like the proficiency with an objective and are usually based on subject-content and often are teacher-made.

     

  • Meet Our Team

      

    Dr. Katie Warwick
    Curriculum Coordinator
     kwarwick@jcss.us

    Dr. Jeremy Peacock
    Science and STEM/STEAM Specialist
     jpeacock@jcss.us