Dear SAU 23 Community,

In the SAU 23 Public Schools, we believe that all children should be educated in an environment where they are safe, supported, engaged, and challenged. We work to provide students with meaningful learning experiences so that they develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become healthy, productive citizens. Teachers work collaboratively to develop robust curriculum units that are aligned to the New Hampshire model competencies and relevant standard frameworks and to ensure that students have a consistent, cumulative experience as they progress from preschool to graduation. When our students graduate from high school, they are ready for college, career, and beyond.

To ensure that our curriculum and instructional practices reflect current research and current student needs, educators engage in a periodic curriculum review cycle. Teams of educators across the SAU examine our current practices and make recommendations for changes in curriculum and programs. The SAU is engaged in a continual curriculum review process for the subjects matrix below.

Though our learning targets for each subject and grade remain fairly constant, the curriculum itself - the lessons, projects, assignments and materials that teachers use in the classroom - are dynamic. Our teachers use their knowledge of teaching and learning to constantly reflect on, revise, and improve their work with students in the classroom.

Best wishes for a wonderful year of learning!

Erik Erickson

Erik Erickson
Curriculum Coordinator