Academic Curriculum in Avondale School District
Avondale School District utilizes both Project Based Learning and Design Thinking approaches to education within our academic curriculum at every grade level. We believe this style of real-world learning allows students to evolve into leaders of their own education. The powerful learning opportunities that become present within this type of teaching give students the ability to develop critical thinking, problem solving, cooperative learning, and self-assessment skills. Our curriculum itself is challenging and is designed to prepare students for their future after Avondale, wherever that may lead. Learn more about our curriculum for each grade level from transitional kindergarten to 12th grade below.
Instruction Strategies & Methods
In addition to the instruction strategies below, throughout Avondale School District, we believe in The Whole Child Model and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, which allows us to provide support for all learners, whether advanced or struggling. We utilize research-based principles and practices to increase the effectiveness of instruction for all students through academic, behavioral, social and emotional services. This methodology is rooted in our passion for providing personalized, attentive instruction so that each student can succeed within Avondale and beyond.
Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional strategy that affords students the opportunity to gain useful knowledge, experience, and life skills through the investigation and response to engaging and real-world questions, problems, or challenges. Within our classrooms, PBL is the on-going act of learning about different subject areas simultaneously. Interactive lessons and activities beyond the textbook allow students to collaborate and partake in self-assessments of their learning. Through this collaborative learning style, students demonstrate their learning throughout the unit, not just at the end of a unit.
Design Thinking is an approach to learning that uses specific techniques and mindsets to develop a student's creative confidence. Design Thinking is introduced to students using minds-on and hands-on "design challenges" organized around real-world problems. Working to identify problems and generate solutions allows students to learn to frame their thinking around the mindsets of developing empathy, promoting a bias toward action, encouraging ideation, and working in a culture of thinking. Through this process, students learn to identify, address, and generate solutions to challenges they face in their everyday life experiences, and see the value of successfully implementing these changes to impact their world.
Each of Avondale’s four elementary schools are dedicated to helping each and every student achieve academic success. Our goal is to foster curiosity, confidence, critical thinking, and character building through quality curriculum that meets National and State Standards. Our students build their educational foundation within our elementary schools!Elementary Curriculum
Middle School Academics
At Avondale Middle School, we pride ourselves on our competitive academic offerings and achievements. Our academic curriculum includes a variety of courses that go beyond traditional subject matter, including Advanced English & Math courses, Technology courses, Foreign Language courses, Leadership courses, and more!Middle School Curriculum
High School Academics
Avondale High School offers students many opportunities to get an early start on their future through our diverse curriculum offerings, including advanced placement opportunities. Our Early College program also allows students to achieve their high school diploma and an Associates Degree at the same time.Unique Course Offerings
Student Services & Special Education
Throughout our school district, we are committed to providing a nurturing and inclusive educational experience for all students and learning levels. We're proud to offer a variety of student support services to assist those who may have difficulty learning and/or have physical or other health needs. Our tailored programs include special education services, ESL - English as a Second Language, occupational and physical therapy, and more. Click below to learn more about how we can assist all students.Student Services
Avondale School District Curriculum & Academic Resources
Explore our specific curriculum offerings for each grade level below. This information is intended to help inform you on the type of education, coursework, and learning that takes place within Avondale School District, as well as the opportunities that are available to students to personalize their educational journey. Our educators and staff are always working to expand and improve our academic offerings, so if you don't see what you are looking for below, please feel free to contact us! We are dedicated to providing a unique and competitive educational experience within our school district.
Middle School Curriculum
- 6th Grade Curriculum
- 6th Grade School Supply List
- 5th to 6th Grade Summer Reading List
- 7th Grade Curriculum
- 7th Grade School Supply List
- 6th to 7th Grade Summer Reading List
- 8th Grade Curriculum
- 8th Grade School Supply List
- 7th to 8th Grade Summer Reading List
- 8th Grade Advanced English Summer Reading Packet
High School Curriculum
Annual Education Reports