Curriculum & Instruction
The California Department of Education develops state frameworks and standards recommending what students should be learning in each subject area by grade and by course. The Liberty Union High School District curriculum is based on state and district standards in English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History-Social Science, Physical Education, Health, CTE and Visual and Performing Arts. These standards set forth the content that students need to acquire by grade level.
English Language Arts Common Core Standards
Mathematics Common Core Standards
Career Technical Education (CTE)
Social Science Standards
The state also develops an assessment and accountability program that measures student progress toward the standards called the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). To view CAASPP results, please go to Assessment & Accountability
The district assembles a review committee that evaluates state-approved textbooks/ classroom materials and makes recommendations to the school board regarding which materials should be adopted for district use. The textbooks reflect what is required by the state standards. Final textbook adoption is done by the school board. The following are LUHSD approved textbooks.INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
English Language ArtsWorld Languages
STANDARDS SCHEDULE & COMMON ASSESSMENTSEffective assessments are crucial for teachers in order to evaluate the academic achievement of their students. In the Liberty District, common assessments are administered quarterly in the following classes: English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, World History, and US History. Quarter common assessments help guide teachers in the measurement of a student's mastery of standards. Standards Schedules are developed to assist teachers in organizing universal access by students to content standards and ensuring that all students receive the entire curriculum.
LIBERTY UNION HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
COLLEGE PREPARATIONACADEMY INFORMATION
Each of our comprehensive high schools has an academy program. Academies are designed around career interests that fit students' personal educational goals, whether they are planning to enroll in college, enter technical training, or take their place in the world after they leave one of our high schools.
Freedom High SchoolArts and Entrepreneurial AcademyHealth AcademyPublic Services AcademyTechnology Academy
Liberty High SchoolPREPARING UNIVERSITY SKILLS IN HIGH SCHOOL (PUSH)@ Freedom High SchoolPUSH is offered to students in grades 9-12. Students must be enrolled in rigorous college preparatory courses. Preparing University Skills in High School (PUSH) is an elective course that prepares students for entrance into four-year colleges. There is an emphasis on analytical writing, preparation for college entrance and placement exams, study skills and test-taking, note-taking, and research. In PUSH Senior Seminar, students prepare to be successful in applying to and attending college. Students will develop academic skills and prepare for entrance to college while answering the question "How have great leaders been catalysts for change?" PUSH Senior Seminar students utilize skills developed in previous years of PUSH.ENGLISH LEARNER PROGRAMPlease see English Language LearnersGRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
LOCAL EDUCATIONAL PLAN (LEA)SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES (SLC)
Each of our comprehensive high schools is designed around the "Smaller Learning Community (SLC's)" concept. Smaller Learning Communities take large comprehensive high schools and break them into smaller structures. Each SLC has its own assistant principal, counselor, and secretary. In addition, SLCs help to:
Increase student achievement through a more rigorous/relevant curriculum and teaching.
Promote teacher teaming and collaboration.
Encourage more personalization between teachers and students.
Engage in continuous program improvement.