Curriculum Adoption

Adoption policy

District Policy No. 2020: Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials outlines the roles and responsibilities for the School Board in the adoption of new educational materials. The policy states: The Board is legally responsible for the adoption of all basic education instructional materials and approval of materials for alternative programs (e.g. special education, career and technical education, alternative schools) used in the district. The primary objective in selecting instructional materials is to implement, enrich, and support the educational programs of the schools. All instructional materials shall be selected in conformance with applicable state and federal laws, goals and/or learning standards of the district and state, and procedures established by the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department.

Public review process

Notifications about public review periods for curricula under consideration by the district will be posted here. For information regarding curricular materials currently being reviewed, contact the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 360-885-5438.

Frequently asked questions

How does curriculum help students and teachers?

BGPS’ strategic plan was developed with input from parents, community members, board members, staff and students. One of the goals is high-quality instruction. Providing viable, updated curriculum supports students’ progress toward meeting learning standards and engages them in their learning.

Why are we adopting new curricula now?

Our students and teachers are long overdue for new English language arts and social studies curricula. We last adopted English language arts curricula in 2000 (middle school) and 2008 (elementary). The last social studies curriculum adoption was in 1991. 

This is our first adoption of a curriculum to address social and emotional learning skills. Creating a safe and caring learning environment is another goal outlined in our strategic plan.

How much does the new curriculum cost?

The curriculum adoption process involves many costs associated with materials, committee work, piloting, shipping, taxes, barcoding, professional development for teachers and implementation. Curriculum also is subject to inflation and curriculum companies’ varying pricing structures. BGPS’ total budget for curricula adoptions in the 2022-2023 school year is $3.75 million.  

Can we see the materials before the final decision is made?

Yes! We will hold informational sessions for you to review the curricular options and provide your feedback. The options also will be available to learn about online.

Curriculum News to Know

Provide your input on new social and emotional learning curriculum options

Provide your input on new social and emotional learning curriculum options Nov. 14, 2022 Battle Ground Public Schools is evaluating new curriculum materials that will be used to teach students how to navigate their emotions, gain self-awareness, meet behavioral expectations, make good decisions and establish healthy connections

Comprehensive sexual health education

Comprehensive sexual health education Oct. 7, 2022 Lean el mensaje en español a continuación: Прочитайте сообщение на русском языке: Some students in fifth through 12th grades are scheduled to receive comprehensive sexual health education this school year in accordance with district policy and Washington state law. Families

Apply for curriculum, citizens volunteer committees

Volunteer for Citizens Advisory, Curriculum Adoption committees Aug. 15, 2022 Battle Ground Public Schools has several opportunities in the 2022-23 school year for volunteers who would like to have input into student learning and district initiatives. The district is seeking volunteers to serve on one of four

Sexual health curriculum adoption committee

Volunteers needed for sexual health curriculum adoption committee Dec. 2, 2021 The Battle Ground school district is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will review and provide input on curricula for the teaching of comprehensive sexual health education in grades 5-12.  This committee will build

Replacement levy, board races on Nov. 2 ballot

Ballots are in the mail for Battle Ground schools replacement levy and board races Oct. 15, 2021 Ballots for the Nov. 2 general election should have arrived by Thursday, Oct. 21. The ballot includes a four-year replacement levy for Battle Ground Public Schools and three school board

Want to learn more about the replacement levy?

Battle Ground Public Schools schedules community meetings on Nov. 2 replacement levy Sept. 16, 2021 Battle Ground Public Schools is running a replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. An existing levy, passed in 2017, is set to expire at

School Board to hear first reading on middle school sexual health curriculum

Battle Ground school board to hear first reading of middle school sexual health curriculum adoption June 25, 2021 On Monday, June 28, the Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors will hear the first public reading of a recommendation made by the Middle School Sexual Health Advisory

Middle school sexual health curriculum advisory group

Volunteers needed for middle school sexual health advisory group Feb. 22, 2021 The Battle Ground school district is seeking volunteers to serve on a committee that will evaluate and recommend sexual health curricula for the teaching of sexual health education in middle school (grades 5 through 8)

A record for the books: Largest adoption ever

A record for the books: Battle Ground Schools adopts most textbooks ever The summer months provide opportunities for employees of Battle Ground Public Schools to accomplish many things. Maintenance and custodial employees are able to take advantage of the empty buildings to complete projects that would be

Curriculum adoption process takes a village, plus months of planning and testing

Curriculum adoption process takes a village, plus months of planning and testing The second graders in Kate Rhoades’ class at Yacolt Primary are working as a group to solve a series of math problems projected onto the whiteboard at the front of the classroom. Soon, they all


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