Curriculum and Programs

ASD's curriculum webpage is a parent's best resource to understanding our curriculum. You can also clink on the links below to go directly to each subject's webpage. 


Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin is based on scientific reading research. It includes the five essential elements outlined by the National Reading Panel for effectively teaching a comprehensive literacy program; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. 



GoMath is a focused program designed to meet the objectives and intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It was specifically written to provide thorough coverage of the CCSS with an emphasis on depth of instruction. 



Grade level Science kits based on various themes are used to emphasize an in-depth udnerstanding of scientific processes, concepts, and investigations. 


Social Studies

The social studies curriculum is comprised of history, geography, civics and government. Click here to the framework and skills for all elementary grades. 



Handwriting without tears is a program used in grades K-5. Typing without tears is a prgram used in grade K-4.



All students recieve library instruction for 30 minutes each week. Open library checkout is from 9:00-9:30am M-TH and 3:00-3:30pm on Friday's.



All students recieve 1 1/2 hours of PE instruction per week, usually three 30 minute classes. 



Our Health teacher is on a 2 week rotation schedule. Students recieve a one hour health class on the weeks our health teacher is here. 



All students kindergarten through 5th grade recieve one hour of music instruction per week. Sixth grade students have the option of joining band or orchestra which meets thee times per week. 



Our art teacher is on a 2 week rotation schedule. Students attend art class for one hour per week when our art teacher is here.