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Academics

Academics

NMUSDstudentswillreceivearigorousand
challengingcurriculum,educatedinstateoftheart
facili es,preparedforcollegeandcareer.

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TheunitsofstudywillbebasedontheprinciplesofRigorous
CurriculumDesignandleadgradelevelteamswillcon nueto
expandresourcesavailabletotheircolleaguesbyrecommending
addedinstruc onalstrategies,materials,andinstruc onalresources.
N-MUSDcurriculumwillbeUC/CSUa-gapprovedandprepare
studentsforcollegeentranceandCareerTechnicalprograms.All
CollegeandCareerprepara onpathwayswillbealignedtohigh
skill,highwage,andhighdemandoccupa ons.
TheStateStandardsarethedistrictsguaranteedandviablecurriculumandintegratethefourCs(cri calthinking,communicaon,collabora on,andcrea vity)ofthe21stCenturySkills.
Thedistrictsinfrastructureandcurriculumdesignwillallowstudentstoseamlesslyintegratetechnologyinallunitsofstudy.
Studentlearningandathle cenvironmentswillbesafe,a racve,andstate-of-the-artfacili es.
ExpandAdvancedPlacementandInterna onalBaccalaureate
courseenrollmentandcourseoerings.
PromoteandrecognizestudentsthatearnNa onalAdvanced
PlacementScholardesigna on.
Provideguidanceandsupporttoprospec veNa onalMerit
Scholarcandidates.
AdministerthePreliminaryScholas cAp tudeTestandNa onal
MeritQualifyingTesttoall8thand10thgradestudents.
Highachievingandacademicallypromisingstudentswillbe
oeredopportuni estochallengetheirabili esthroughacademicaugmenta onsembeddedinthedistrictsunitsofstudy.
Developandimplementguidanceprograms,grades6-12,that
willgraduatecollegeandcareerreadystudentsforthe21stCenturyeconomy.
NMUSDclassroomswilloerthehighestqualityinstruc onthrough
rigorouslessonplansbasedoneec velesson
designsthatintegratecri calthinking,communica on,
collabora on,andcrea vity.
Con nuetrainingandrefiningRigorousCurriculumDesign(RCD),
SWUNMath,TeacherExcellenceandSupportSystem(TESS),and
theNa onalScienceStandards(NSS)todevelopprofessional
capacity.
Supportongoingimplementa onofeachinstruc onal
ini a vebyexpandingatrainer-of-trainermodel.
Supportthelessondesignimplementa onusingLearning
Roundsstrategiestobuildadministratorandteacherprofessionalcapacity.

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Behavior
NMUSDschoolswillmaintainhighexpecta onsfor
studentbehaviorbyholdingallpupilsaccountable.
Studentswillbetaughttoberesponsiblemembersof
ourschoolcommuni esbyprovidingthem
opportuni estolearnfromtheirerrorsinjudgment.
Con nueRestora vePrac cesandPosi veBehaviorInterven onsandSupport(PBIS)trainingtoprincipals,assistantprincipals,teachers,andsta.
Monitortheimplementa onofRestora vePrac ces/PBISbycollec ngdatatoguidefutureprofessionalstadevelopment.
DevelopCommunityServiceandSeniorProjectprogramstocreateahybridprojectthatintegratesservicelearningandciviceduca onprinciples.

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NewportMesaneighborhoodschoolsshouldbethe
firstchoiceofstudentsandparents.Toprovide
enhancedop ons,K12SignatureAcademieswillbe
developedwithanar culatedfocusoncollege
preparatoryacademicsandarts.
Schoolzoneswillrefinethetwodis nguished
programs,oneacademicandoneinthearts.

Eachoftheschoolzones,CoronadelMar,Costa
Mesa,Estancia,andNewportHarborwilldevelop
K-12SignatureAcademyartsandacademicspathwaysthataddcrea vityandinnova ontoanalreadyrigorousbasecurriculumthatcon nuesto
preparestudentsforsuccessincareersandincollege.
BoardApproved:03-10-2015

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