Common Core State Standards
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
Mission Statement for Common Core State Standards
- The Common Core State Standards resulted from the work led by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA). These standards build on the foundation laid by the States and are research- and evidence-based, aligned with college and career expectations, rigorous and internationally benchmarked. Below you will find Parent "Road Maps" for Math and English Language Arts for Kindergarten through 8th grade.
For more information on the Michigan standards, please visit:
Parent Guides for K-5
For specific information for each subject, click on the appropriate folder below then the appropriate grade.
Kindergarten Parent Guides
English Language Arts
First Grade Parent Guides
Second Grade Parent Guides
Third Grade Parent Guides
Fourth Grade Parent Guides
Fifth Grade Parent Guides
ELEMENTARY COURSE LIST
English Language Arts - Reading, Writing, Spelling
Michigan Model Health
Middle School Curriculum
Online Learning & Seat Time Waiver
St. Johns Public Schools offers middle and high school students the opportunity to take online courses through a variety of providers. The application deadline is prior to the start of each trimester. The completed application must be submitted to the school counselor. Once approved, all enrollments are handled through the SJHS Student Services Office or SJMS school counselor.
View online courses available:
- The request must align with the student’s Educational Development Plan (EDP) for grades 8 through 12.
- Students must possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills to be successful in the online course.
- The application will be denied if the student demonstrated failure in a previous online course.
- Students will be responsible for submitting a Student Progress Report and Course Activity Scores Report to their counselor.
- In order for the cost of a student’s online course to be covered, the course will replace one of his/her regularly scheduled courses.
- Each student will be limited to two (2) online courses as part of their schedule each trimester.
Seat Time Waiver (STW)
A Seat Time Waiver (STW) will be required for any student who exceeds two online courses in any term. An additional application is required for approval for eligibility as a STW student. The counselor will assist the student and parents with the STW application process. The STW application must also be completed during registration prior to the start of any term.
NOTE: The student/family is responsible for providing full payment to SJPS for associated fees of a course that is dropped after the reimbursement date. Classes will not be added or dropped after the first week of the term when the course is taken.
Seat Time Waiver Application Directions:
- Students complete the Online Learning Survey to determine if online learning is an appropriate fit.
- Parents and students fill out boxes 1 and 2 of the application.
- Students return the form to their counselor with a signed contract.
- Students makes an appointment with their counselor to discuss the appropriateness of the selected course(s).
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