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The Academics Department is a teaching and learning community composed of professional teams who create curriculum, work with school communities to develop and coordinate programs, and provide vital services to students in need of additional academic supports.


Conversation: A Three-Minute Video on Common Core State Standards from CGCS Video Maker on Vimeo.


English Language Arts (ELA) | Math | Science | Social Studies

The Connecticut Core Standards provide the foundation for the work within Reading/English language arts.  Reading high-quality literature and informational text, building reading foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, and developing language skills are all areas addressed through these standards. 

The Connecticut Core Standards provide the foundation for the Cheshire mathematics curriculum. While the mathematical content and skills in each grade level are essential for student success, a good portion of the emphasis in math is related to the eight mathematical practices described in the standards. 

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are the anchor for the Science Curriculum.  The curriculum relative to these standards is still evolving.  Embedding science practices (the behaviors of scientists), crosscutting concepts (those ideas that link all domains of science), and disciplinary core ideas (the science content) is the work that has and will continue to happen relative to the written curriculum.

The C3 Social Studies framework (College, Career, and Civic Life) provides the anchor for the Social Studies curriculum.  The framework is relatively new, and the curriculum in Social Studies is evolving.