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Curriculum & Instruction

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When enrolled in a Marana school, students are provided the highest quality education in safe, nurturing, and award-winning learning environments that facilitate and enhance student achievement and success in college, career, and life. The Marana Unified School District is committed to providing each student with the opportunity to achieve curriculum standards and successfully meet and exceed Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards as established by the Arizona Department of Education. 

The District believes that students, parents, and school teachers and staff share the responsibility for academic achievement and regular advancement through the educational process.

Curriculum standards are important because they not only improve what students learn, but how they learn by teaching critical-thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills. The standards are more focused on students having conceptual knowledge of something, not mere procedural knowledge. They also better prepare students to compete for the jobs of the future with students from around the world. Promotion from year to year is based upon the mastery of curriculum standards in reading, written communication, mathematics, science, social studies, and other required areas adopted by the State Board of Education. 

The District believes that students, parents, and school teachers and staff share the responsibility for academic achievement and regular advancement through the educational process. MUSD encourages parents to be active participants and use ParentVUE to enhance their involvement in their child's education. ParentVUE is the tool/app that provides parents and students with the ability to view student information such as class assignments, grades, course history, and attendance.

K-6 Curriculum

In kindergarten through sixth grade, MUSD uses an integrated unit approach for English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Integrated units bring together academic ideas around a common theme to increase understanding, retention, and application of concepts. Integrating increases student engagement, improves critical thinking skills, and builds connections across the curriculum to improve cognition. An integrated curriculum combines content areas to create meaningful learning experiences for students. 

7-12th Curriculum

MUSD Core Curriculum Overviews

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ADE Standards By Grade Level

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More Info

Please contact:

Educational Services

Elementary Curriculum:

For additional information about Elementary curriculum:

Kimberly Parker

Curriculum Coordinator
Educational Services

Secondary Curriculum:

For additional information about Secondary Learning & Literacy contact:

Christine Hrutkay

Secretary IV
Asst. Superintendent