A course of study defines what students should know and be able to do. The Garfield Heights City Schools has adopted the Ohio Department of Education's learning standards as our courses of study. The Ohio Board of Education commissions and approves these standards so that all Ohio students will be ready for college and careers upon graduation from high school.
In addition to the Learning Standards, the Ohio Department of Education develops model curriculum guides to extend teacher's understand of the learning goals. These also provide guidance for teachers on how to help students reach those goals.
Together, the learning goals and the extended information of the curriculum guides help to determine the classroom objectives, units, methods and strategies that become the day to day activity of students and teachers.
Courses of study are the foundation for high quality educational programs.