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Building a stronger foundation

MCPS Curriculum 2.0 is built around developing students' critical and creative thinking skills, as well as essential academic success skills, so that students are well prepared for a lifetime of learning.

We are upgrading the existing MCPS curriculum for the elementary grades in a way that will better engage students and teachers, and dedicate more learning time to subjects such as the arts, information literacy, science, social studies and physical education.

By blending these subjects with the core content areas of reading, writing, and mathematics, students will receive robust, engaging instruction across all subjects in the early grades. In short, we are building a stronger foundation at the elementary level. 

 

Upgraded Standards in Reading, Writing & Math

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  • New and internationally-driven standards
  • Challenging, grade-level material that leads to deeper understanding
  • Rigorous content on par with nations known for high math achievement

Renewed Focus on Teaching the Whole Child

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  • Nurtures skills that build confidence and success
  • Engages students beyond reading and math to spark greater interest in science, social studies, information literacy, art, music, physical education, and health

Integrates Thinking, Reasoning and Creativity

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  • Enhances learning by connecting subjects
  • Develops essential skills for success in college and the workplace

 Explore the essential academic success skills

What is Curriculum 2.0?

We are upgrading the existing MCPS curriculum for the elementary grades in a way that will better engage students and teachers, and provide more instructional focus to subjects such as the arts, health, information literacy, science, social studies and physical education.

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What changes are coming to math?

Students excited about their success in math
Visit the new math website