Spring Hill Schools is committed to helping each student reach key educational benchmarks, including the ability not only to retain educational material but also to competently apply these skills as a lifetime learner. In USD 230, the curriculum is defined as “the what.” The district’s curriculum outlines represent what students are expected to know and be able to do. Instruction is “how” the district supports student learning. Teachers and administrators will differentiate, based on student needs, in order for all students to meet and exceed expectations. In addition, assessment is the means by which the district determines student mastery and proficiency based on defined expectations.
Elementary students receive a strong foundation in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The district-wide curriculum is closely aligned with state and national standards and sequentially develops students’ abilities in critical thinking and problem-solving. All elementary schools have frequent opportunities to use technology as a research and learning tool.
Middle school students also receive a strong foundation in the basic skills area. Mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science courses are the core courses. Elective courses are offered in international languages, family and consumer sciences, industrial technology, business, art, music, and physical education. The middle school’s activity program develops personal areas of interest through games, clubs, sports, and field trips.
High schools offer a wide range of academic opportunities to support students’ individual education and career goals. In addition to a strong core curriculum, courses are offered in art, business, family and consumer science, industrial technology, digital broadcasting, and international languages. Community service opportunities also are available. Students may take courses for college credit at local colleges through the Quick Step and College Now programs. Additional opportunities are available through our virtual schools, Insight School of Kansas (7-12) and Kansas Virtual Academy (K-6).