Curriculum and Instruction at Orange County Schools

  • The Curriculum and Instruction team is responsible for specific curriculum areas, such as mathematics, literacy, social studies, science, etc.  For your reference, separate links are available for each area covered by the curriculum division.  Our goal is to provide collaborative, systemic support to our teacher and student learning communities that helps create and support an effective learning environment.  You will see the North Carolina Course of Study (NCSOS) referenced often in the Curriculum & Instruction Departmental pages. For your reference, we've included a description below of the NCSOS.

    What is the North Carolina Standard Course of Study?

    The “state standards” are also known as the Standard Course of Study and are developed by North Carolina public school teachers and administrators in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.  The Standard Course of Study outlines a set of competencies for each grade and high school course. Its intent is to ensure rigorous student academic performance standards that are uniform across the state. The Standard Course of Study is based on a philosophy of teaching and learning that is consistent with current research, exemplary practices and national standards.