Curriculum Adoption

Curriculum Adoption: Community Review

Battle Ground Public Schools is considering the adoption of Benchmark Education’s Ready to Advance curriculum for use in the district’s new Inclusionary Transitional Kindergarten program. The curriculum will be considered at the June 13 board meeting, and the district is inviting the public to provide comments through May 22. The Inclusionary Transitional Kindergarten program will be offered to eligible students beginning in 2022-23 at several primary schools.

The course materials can be reviewed in two ways:

  • Online at https://nsdba.benchmarkuniverse.com/
    • Username: bgsd119_student1
    • Password: password
    • Click “Library” to review the materials.
  • In person at the District Office by making an appointment with Paula DeLano at delano.paula@battlegroundps.org or by calling (360) 885-5438.

After reviewing the materials, the public is invited to submit comments online.

Public review process


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

Health and Sexual health curriculum adoption

Battle Ground Public Schools is considering the adoption of curricula for the teaching of health and comprehensive sexual health in relevant courses in grades 5-12. The Board of Directors approved the first reading of the curricula 3-2 at its meeting on April 25, and will have a second reading at its meeting on May 9. The last day to provide comments online was Sunday, April 17. The course materials were available to review both online and in person by appointment.

  • The Great Body Shop is the curriculum proposed for the teaching of health and comprehensive sexual health in PE/health courses for grades 5 and 6.
  • Comprehensive Health Skills for Middle School is the curriculum proposed for the teaching of health and comprehensive sexual health in PE/health courses for grades 7 and 8.
  • Comprehensive Health Skills for High School is the curriculum proposed for the teaching of health and comprehensive sexual health in high school.

In accordance with state law, parents will be notified in advance of sexual health lessons and can opt out their students from sexual health lessons.

Sexual health curriculum adoption process

The district began the process of choosing a middle school sexual health curriculum last year. In an effort to make sure the middle and high school curricula provide cohesive and consistent information, the Board of Directors asked the district to move forward on a plan to evaluate curricula for grades 5-12 and consider scope and sequence. Parents, community and staff on the 5-12 sexual health curriculum adoption committee met to build on the middle school work completed last year. The committee evaluated several curricula and gathered public input on four finalists as one component of their decision-making process. The committee has recommended the board consider the curricula above. The proposed curricula will be taken to the School Board for a first reading on April 25. Board members will be provided the comments on the curricula from the community review that was open March 31-April 17.

Read the district’s CSE Adoption Plan for more information.

What is scope and sequence?


Scope and sequence is a summary of what components of the curriculum will be taught in lessons and the sequence in which they will be taught.

Read a draft of the district’s Scope and Sequence (Google Doc).

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.

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