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Curriculum & Instruction

The office of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction provides oversight and coordination of the District’s K12 Curricular Initiatives and the professional development necessary to implement the curriculum, California State Standards and their alignment to the California State Frameworks. Additional oversight includes programs such as English Language Development (ELD), Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Music, Guidance and Secondary Summer School.

textbook for public display

At the May 17, 2022 Board meeting, the Board of Education approved the following textbooks for preliminary public display beginning May 18, 2022.  

The textbook(s) listed below have been presented for adoption and use in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at all High Schools.  It has been certified that these textbooks are aligned with the new State Board of Education adopted content Standards (Section 60605).  The textbooks will be presented for approval at the June 14, 2022 Board meeting.

Title: OpenSciEd
Publisher: OpenSciEd
Course Title: Physical Science/Biological Science
Department: Middle School Science
Grades: Grades 7 - 8

7th grade materials include:
7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter
7.2 Chemical Reactions & Energy
7.3 Metabolic Reactions
7.4 Photosynthesis
7.5 Ecosystem Dynamics
7.6 Earth’s Resources & Human Impact

8th grade materials include:
8.1 Contact Forces
8.2 Sound Waves
8.3 Forces at a Distance
8.4 Earth in Space
8.5 Genetics
8.6 Natural Selection & Common Ancestry

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John C. Drake
Assistant Superintendent
Elementary Education

Kerrie Torres
Assistant Superintendent
Secondary Education