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. (


Scott Foresman Reading Street and Pearson Envision Math Chosen as Reading and Math Series for NES and SES

Pendleton County Board of Education purchased Scott Foresman Reading Street and Envision Math for both Northern Elementary and Southern Elementary.  Teachers felt these materials woud help them meet the rigor of the Common Core State Standards.

SpringBoard English Language Arts Program Purchased for SMS and PHS

SpringBoard has thematic units that integrate all four strands of the Common Core State Standards.  This program provides a strong connection between reading and writing allows vocabulary and grammar instruction to be presented in context.   The result is a balanced and vertically aligned system of literacy development that engages students and prepares them for success in meeting the CCSS standards.