The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough believe that all children should be educated in an environment where they are safe, supported, engaged, and challenged. Faculty and staff work to provide students with meaningful learning experiences that help students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for them to become healthy and productive citizens.
Important components of this work are the development, identification, review, and updating of District curriculum. In 2012, the District adopted a curriculum mapping process to accomplish this work. Using Atlas Rubicon, a curriculum mapping software, educators collaborated to develop curriculum units that were aligned to local, state and national learning outcomes and to ensure that students have consistent, coherent, and aligned learning experiences as they progress from preschool to graduation. Through this dynamic process, educators have: 1) worked to develop and document a coherent and effective curriculum across the ten schools for all students; 2) improved the overall coherence and effectiveness of the District's curriculum, and; 3) identified and addressed academic gaps, redundancies, and misalignments.
Though our learning targets for each subject and grade remain fairly constant, the curriculum itself - the lessons, projects, assignments, and materials that educators use in the classroom - are dynamic. District educators use their knowledge of teaching and learning to constantly reflect, revise, and improve their work with students in the classroom.