A comprehensive curriculum is a written set of learning objectives and activities that guide decisions that adults make about experiences for children, according to the Ohio Department of Education.
State and national standards and guidelines are the foundation for Bexley Schools’ curricula. District curriculum guides for grades K-12 have been developed by faculty committees and approved by the Bexley Board of Education. Curriculum guides show grade level essentials to be taught and assessed; they include essential vocabulary and student learning targets to guide formative and summative assessments.
While academic content is standardized across the district’s schools, best practices adopted by each school inform how the curricula is organized and taught. Each building’s best practice suggests how curriculum guides should be translated into units of study and provides philosophical underpinnings for daily school operations and ongoing professional development of teachers.
All Bexley schools are fully accredited by the internationally-recognized AdvancED®. The district is one of only three in Ohio with full district accreditation. The preliminary exit report from Bexley Schools' January 2017 site visit by AdvancED representatives indicates that the district will once again receive accreditation. The full AdvancED report is expected in spring 2017.
The largest education accreditation agency in the world, AdvancED serves 32,000 institutions and 20 million students worldwide. Accreditation is important for Bexley residents because it confirms that the school district provides and ensures academic excellence for students. Across the globe, schools, colleges, and universities recognize credits earned here by Bexley students.