What are the characteristics of a high quality education?

At the heart of high quality, the curriculum is the premise that all students are able to learn and are capable of being successful. Therefore, the Yazoo County School District implements a curriculum built on high expectations, aligned with state standards, and is highly rigorous. Woven throughout the fabric of the curriculum across disciplines is a focus on the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Music in order to meet the needs and exceptionalities of every child.

In addition to the aforementioned, the Yazoo County School District curriculum is focused on critical thinking and strong 21st century communication skills. It also consists of the transmittal of relevant information, fosters an innovative climate and creativity in order to fit the needs of today’s classrooms that are comprised of students with diverse needs.

Students need to be able to apply what they learn and create new and innovative products or ideas, determine various ways to solve problems and be able to take a stance on issues by being able to apply reasoning and logic to justify their thinking.

Finally, the curriculum of the Yazoo County School District focuses on a vertical and horizontal alignment between grades in order to scaffold, or build, the learning experience. Therefore, it developed through a collaborative approach with teachers representing all grade levels and disciplines in order to achieve cohesiveness that targets the success of every child.

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