Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is committed to providing teachers and students standards-aligned instructional materials to support effective teaching and learning. Recent instructional materials adoptions include K-12 Mathematics curricula in Spring 2016 and K-5 English Language Arts and 6-12 World Languages (Spanish and French) in Spring 2017.
Resources on Instructional Materials Adoptions
can be found on the California Department of Education's (CDE) page.
Grade span-specific information and resources is provided on separate pages. These can be accessed below:
- Transitional Kindergarten Core Curriculum
- Overview of Elementary (K-5) Core Curriculum (PDF)
- Secondary (Grades 6-12)
Curriculum Review Sessions
Spring 2022 Music Program FAQ
In the spring of 2022, Lincoln Middle School decided against offering sixth graders a six-week elective called "Music Exploration" for the 2022-23 school year. This was due to a lack of student interest in the elective.
All year-long musical offerings - including band and orchestra - will still be offered and are still available to 6th graders. As news that Music Exploration would not be offered spread, however, community members raised concerns in public and, in some cases, communicated information that was not accurate. The following FAQ helps to explain what is happening. We will add to it as more questions come up.
- What is happening to music classes at Lincoln Middle School next year?
- What is the "Wheel Elective"?
- What if a 6th grader wants to take music?
- Why was the music offering on the wheel eliminated?
- Is AUSD cutting full-year music classes?
- Is AUSD reducing the LMS music teacher’s hours?
What is happening to music classes at Lincoln Middle School next year?
What is the "Wheel Elective"?
What if a 6th grader wants to take music?
Why was the music offering on the wheel eliminated?
Is AUSD cutting full-year music classes?
Is AUSD reducing the LMS music teacher’s hours?
Between 2016 and 2018, AUSD staff explored the district's math placement, interventions, and pathways for middle and high school students. The goals were to:
- Develop pathways that create more flexibility in the type and timing of math classes that students can take
- Develop pathways that align with the Common Core State Standards
- Develop pathways that help middle school students develop the depth of understanding needed to build a solid foundation for advanced math in high school and college
In December 2018, district staff held information nights to help families understand how the new math pathways will be implemented in the 2019-2020 school year.