common core

Common Core.

A Grade Ahead is committed to providing our students with the most challenging, relevant curriculum to help them achieve academic excellence. Therefore, we have revised our entire curriculum to closely align with the common core standards currently being taught in 43 states in the U.S.

What is the common core ?

According to the common core State Standards Initiative website, the common core is "a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life."

Facts About the common core

  • Created by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • Focused on critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills deemed necessary for student success
  • Implemented at the state and local level, with curriculum and support materials customized by state
  • Developed by examining high-performing countries around the world, building on best state standards in the United States and studying available research on successful students

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