English Language Arts and Social Studies
Renton School District’s English Language Arts is based on Common Core standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening. Preschool focuses on developing Emergent Literacy Skills. In grades K – 8, students develop Reading and Writing skills through a Balanced Literacy model. Students individual needs are met using Reading and Writing Workshop curriculum. In high school, students read a variety of texts and write in many forms, developing their speaking, listening and language skills as outlined by the Common Core State Standards. Your child’s classroom teacher can provide more information on their grade level curriculum.
Renton School District’s Social Studies classes are based on Washington State Social Studies Standards that are aligned to the C3 Framework. The C3 Framework strives to ensure all students are college, career, and civic ready by teaching 21st century skills through inquiry design. In K-5 students explore social studies by identifying their individual role in society, expanding to family, neighborhood, community, state, and country in each subsequent grade level. In middle school, students will learn about ancient civilizations in 6th grade, the Pacific Northwest in 7th grade, and early U.S. History in 8th grade. In high school students explore modern U.S. History, Civics, and Contemporary World Problems. Your child’s classroom teacher can provide more information on their grade level curriculum.
Vision for Health Instruction
The Renton School District offers Health instruction in 6th and 9th grade that is aligned to the Washington State Health Education K-12 Learning Standards focusing on Wellness, Safety, Nutrition, Sexual Health, Social Emotional Health, and Substance Use and Abuse. Students in grades 5-12 are required by state law to receive HIV prevention education once a year, which is conducted in health and science classes. Family Life/ Sexual Health is taught in various grades throughout the district, in compliance with the Health Youth Act. Your child’s classroom teacher can provide more information on their grade level curriculum.
K-12 English Language Arts Facilitator
K-12 Social Studies Facilitator