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Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC)

The Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) specifies what students need to know and be able to do.

In the Douglas County School District, the GVC is a combination of World Class Outcomes based on standards, the 4 C's (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity), 21st Century Skills and content. The GVC tells each grade-level teacher, student and parent the learning that is expected by the end of each school year or course.

Middle School GVC

Each link provides information for the following Core Subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, as well as information for the following Electives: Art, Health, Music, Physical Education, Theatre, World Language Novice Low, World Language Novice Mid, World Language Novice High, World Language Intermediate Low, World Language Intermediate Mid.

 

6th
7th
8th
Art Art

Art

 

Career & Technical Education

 

Career & Technical Education

 

Career & Technical Education

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Health

Health Health

Mathematics

Mathematics Mathematics

Music

Music Music

Physical Education

Physical Education Physical Education

Science

Science Science

Social Studies

Social Studies Social Studies

Theater

Theater

Theater

World Language

World Language

World Language

 

High School GVC

 Each link provides information for the following Core Subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, as well as information for the following Electives: Art Beginning, Art Intermediate, Art Advanced, Health, Music, Physical Education, Theatre Fundamental Pathway- Tech, Theatre Fundamental Pathway- Acting, Theatre Extended Pathway- Tech, Theatre Extended Pathway- Acting, World Language Novice Low, World Language Novice Mid, World Language Novice High, World Language Intermediate Low, World Language Intermediate Mid.

 


Transition to DCSD Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

Transition Plan to the Colorado Academic Standards

Like other districts in Colorado, Douglas County is working to implement the new Colorado Academic Standards (adopted December 2011). Current legislation requires a full transition to the Colorado Academic Standards by 2013-14 school year.

2011-2012 Development

Part of our transition involves the development of a guaranteed and viable curriculum based on the Colorado Academic Standards. The guaranteed and viable curriculum specifies the knowledge and skills students will learn in each grade level or course. Because the guaranteed and viable curriculum is aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards, it builds awareness of the Standards among our stakeholders. The guaranteed and viable curriculum will be finalized by the end of the 2011-12 school year.

2012-2013 Transition

During the 2012-13 school year, schools will be transitioning to the guaranteed and viable curriculum. In some content areas, this transition is straightforward because the guaranteed and viable curriculum closely matches what has always been taught. In other content areas, the transition requires detailed planning to ensure students do not have gaps or overlaps in what is studied. Math is one such content area. In math, curriculum coordinators and coaches have worked with schools and teachers to plan the teaching of topics to make sure students have opportunities to learn all of the critical math concepts.

2013-14 Implementation

Finally, in 2013-14 we will have fully implemented the new standards through the teaching and monitoring of our guaranteed and viable curriculum. Going forward, we will continue to monitor and adjust our curriculum and instruction based on student learning results.