Academic Programs

Academic Programs and professional development in support of these is to engage, equip and empower students and in so doing aligns with district themes:

  • Build upon student-centered learning culture.
  • Open doors that lead to flexible, expansive future opportunities.
  • Leverage and grow vital community relationships.
  • Develop a high-performing team.

K-12 curriculum is aligned to state and national standards and to professional guidelines and industry standards. Curriculum is written to be relevant and to reflect the diversity of local, state, national, and global communities. Curriculum and instructional resources are reviewed according to a five-year cycle.

Instructional quality has important consequences for student learning and achievement and for readiness for post-secondary education and careers. Curriculum and instruction seeks to provide experiences that engage, equip and empower each student. District instructional goals and strategies ensure K-12 alignment and commitment to a supportive, relevant education for each student.

The district’s assessment system consists of both standardized and curriculum-based measures, which together provide insights for each student’s academic progress. In general, the assessment system.

  • Guides classroom instruction for re-teaching, review and environment.
  • Informs differentiated learning experiences based on student readiness with considerations for content, process, product, and learning environment.
  • Helps students to self-assess and set learning and achievement goals.
  • Benchmarks student achievement against local, state and national performance.
  • Meets requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee in kindergarten through third grade.
  • Identifies for giftedness in superior cognitive ability and creative thinking ability and in academic talents of mathematics and reading as required by Ohio law.
  • Assesses readiness for post-secondary education and careers.
  • Determines growth throughout the year and school years.

Dr. Laura Lipsett

Dr. Lipsett has been in BCS as an administrator of school programs since 2011. She has served as a teacher of K-12 students and administrator for other districts and has served as a university professor and administrator and as a state department of education administrator. She provides leadership and supervision of academic programs as well as for student support services. 

Review of Health Curriculum and Resources Survey

Starting Review of  Health Curriculum and Resources

This school year we have begun reviewing the curriculum for health education. The state currently does not have health education standards but does have legislative requirements and resources to help support development of a district’s health curriculum: The district’s curriculum is aligned to both Ohio health legislation and to the National Standards for Health Education (CDC, 2007):

Health education means any classroom instruction on health topics. Health instruction in Bexley’s elementary schools is provided by the general education classroom teacher and by the school’s counselor. At the middle and high schools, health instruction is provided by licensed health education teachers. For an outline of K-12 course content, see:


Feedback by Nov. 20, 2018

Your answers to this survey may be used to inform review of and revisions to existing curriculum as well as for review of new instructional resources. All revisions to the health curriculum will be presented to the Board of Education in the next school year (2019-2010). Please respond to this survey by Nov. 20, 2018.


For More Information

Dr. Laura Lipsett
Executive Director of School Programs
Bexley City Schools
348 South Cassingham Road
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-7611