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SUSD Teaching & Learning Department

The SUSD Teaching & Learning Department communicates the expectations of state and District content standards and provides ongoing professional development to promote best practices for teaching and learning. 

All content areas in SUSD teach the Arizona State Standards, specific to each grade level and course. For more information on the Arizona Department of Education Academic State Standards, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website at: http://www.azed.gov

Elementary Curriculum Maps

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 English Language Arts

 English Language Development

English Language Development

 Gifted & Accelerated

 Fine Arts

 Mathematics

 Physical Education

Physical Education

 Science

 Social Studies

 Traditional

 World Language

Middle School Curriculum Maps

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 English Language Arts

 English Language Development

 Fine Arts

 General Electives

Introduction to Computers/Keyboarding
Intermediate Computers
Advanced Computers
Discovering STEM (1 Semester, 6th Grade) 
STEM Applications (1 Semester 7th or 8th Grade)
Advanced Engineering and Design (1 Semester 7th or 8th Grade)
Technology & 3D Print Design
Robotics
Aeronautical Science (DCMS only)
College and Career Enhancement - 6th Grade
College and Career Enhancement - 7th Grade
College and Career Enhancement - 8th Grade
Creative Writing
Forensic Science
Math for Success
Public Speaking and Debate
Reading for Success
Student Government
Video Production/Journalism
Yearbook

Gifted Global Leadership Symposium (2018-2019)
Gifted Global Leadership Symposium (2019-2020)
Gifted Global Leadership Symposium (2020-2021)

 Mathematics

 Physical Education

MS Physical Education (1 semester)

 Science

6th Grade Science
Honors 6th Grade Science
CGP 6th Grade Science
7th Grade Science
Honors 7th Grade Science
CGP 7th Grade Science  
8th Grade Science
Honors 8th Grade Science
CGP 8th Grade Science
 

 Special Education

Special Education
Learning Resource Center Program

 Social Studies

 World Language

Multi-Cultural Exploratory: Grow Your World, Grow Your Mind 
World Languages Exploratory (French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish)
World Languages - Level A (French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish)
World Languages - Level B (French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish)
French I
Japanese I
Mandarin Chinese I
Spanish I 

Spanish for Heritage Speakers I
Spanish II

High School Curriculum Maps

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 Career & Technical Education

CMAS (Creative Musical Arts & Science)
Film & TV
Graphic Design/Advertising 
Technical Theatre
Business
Health Care Assistant (Nursing Services) I, II
Sports Medicine
Culinary I
Culinary II
Hospitality/Tourism Management
Child Development Education
Computer Information Systems (CIS 105)
Advanced Computer Information Management
Computer Maintenance I (BPC 170)
Computer Maintenance II (BPC 270)
Software Development
Law, Public Safety and Security
Marketing/Professional Sales
Biotechnology
Engineering Design
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 English Language Arts

College English I
College English II
Creative Writing
English I
Honors English I
English II
Honors English II
English III
AP English III - Language/Composition
English IV
AP English IV - Literature/Composition
Journalism
Newspaper Production
Public Speaking I and II
Reading Enhancement

 English Language Development

 Fine Arts

Dance I
Dance II
Dance III
Dance IV
Performance Dance Ensemble

Band Auxiliary
Jazz Ensemble
Marching Band
Mariachi Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble
Piano
Symphonic Band
Wind Ensemble 

Concert Orchestra
Advanced Concert Orchestra
Symphonic Orchestra
Beginning Guitar
Advanced Guitar

Concert Choir
Varsity Choir
Women's Choir
Advanced Vocal Ensemble

History of Rock and Roll
Music Appreciation

Musical Theatre
Theatre I
Theatre II
Theatre III
Theatre IV-Advanced Theatre

Studio Art I
Art History
AP Art History
Drawing & Painting II
Drawing & Painting III
Honors Drawing & Painting III
Drawing & Painting IV
Senior Art Seminar
AP Studio Art
Fashion/Textiles II
Fashion/Textiles III 
Honors Fashion/Textiles III
Fashion/Textiles IV
Photography/Digital Media II
Photography/Digital Media III
Honors Photography/Digital Media III
Photography/Digital Media IV
Sculpture/3-D Design II
Sculpture/3-D Design III
Honors Sculpture/3-D Design III
Sculpture/3-D Design IV

 General Electives

AP Seminar
Career Awareness Programs (CAPS)
Introduction to Communication
Critical Thinking
College and Career Enhancement
JAG (Jobs for Arizona Graduates)
Principals of Real Estate
Service Learning
Student Government Leadership
Yearbook
 

 Mathematics

 Physical Education

Advanced Resistance Training/Healthful Living
Badminton
Basketball
Introductory Physical Education
Physical Education opportunities Program for Exceptional Learners (PEOPEL)
Resistance training
Soccer
Softball
Total fitness
Upper Class Sports Activity
Upper Class Sports: Baseball
Upper Class Sports: Football
Volleyball

 Science

Honors Astrophysics
Biology I
Honors Biology I
AP Biology
Biotechnology I
Honors Biotechnology II
Chemistry I
Honors Chemistry I
AP Chemistry
Earth and Space Science
Honors Earth and Space Science
Environmental Biology
AP Environmental Science
Honors Human Physiology/Anatomy
Meteorology, Introduction to 
Oceanography/Astronomy, Introduction to
Physical Geography, Introduction to
Physics First
Honors Physics First
Physics I
Honors Physics I
Honors Physics II
Robotics
Honors Robotics
Zoology/Botany

 Special Education

Learning Resource Center Program
Self-Contained Program
Life Skills Center Program

 Social Studies

American and Arizona History
Honors American and Arizona History
American and Arizona Government
AP United States Government and Politics (Arizona)
AP United States History
Criminology I
Criminology II
Economics/Free Enterprise
History of Vietnam Conflict
History of World War II
AP Macroeconomics
Psychology, Introduction to
AP Psychology
Sociology, Introduction to
World History/World Geography
Honors World History/World Geography
AP World History (Geography)

 World Language

French I 
French II
Honors French II
Honors French III
Honors French IV
AP French Language and Culture

Japanese I 
Japanese II
Honors Japanese II
Honors Japanese III
Honors Japanese IV 
AP Japanese Language and Culture

Mandarin Chinese I 
Mandarin Chinese II
Honors Mandarin Chinese II
Honors Mandarin Chinese III
Honors Mandarin Chinese IV
AP Chinese Language and Culture (Mandarin)

Russian I
Russian II
Honors Russian II
Honors Russian III
Honors Russian IV

Spanish I
Spanish II
Honors Spanish II
Honors Spanish III
Honors Spanish IV
Honors Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language and Culture
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II
Spanish Capstone
 

Contacts

Sheryl Rednor
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
480-484-5009

Michael Roberts
Director of Elementary Curriculum & Instruction
480-484-5004

Dr. Kristopher Treat
Director of Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
480-484-6162

Dr. Mai-Lon Wong
Director of Gifted & Accelerated Programs
480-484-5014

Nathan Johnston
Fine Arts & PE Coordinator
480-484-5052