The State of
Michigan Curriculum Framework standards and benchmarks serve as the basis for
South Lyon Community Schools' curriculum. To guide continuous improvement, South
Lyon uses a 6-7-year plan, as budget allows, that encompasses all K-12 subject
areas. This plan provides:
on-going process for upgrading the curriculum,
Identifying and providing the necessary staff development
Integrating aligned technology, and
and implementing district-wide assessments.
This plan builds on the earlier work done in each of the core areas (Language
Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) and incorporates the state's revised
standards and benchmarks.
Subject Area Committees (SAC) are comprised of teachers, administrators, and
consultants from Oakland Schools when needed. The sequencing of each SAC is
determined by considering the current status of the subject area, the last time
it was revised, the extent of work to be done and the availability of district
resources. The actual progression of each subject area will vary.
It is important that technology resources are also aligned with the revised
standards and benchmarks. The teachers who are members of the Subject Area
Committees are most knowledgeable about the standards and alignment and
therefore are the best equipped to help select the software and other
technology resources to support and enhance instruction and the curriculum.
These resources can take many forms. Available technology and how it can be
used to support and extend teaching and learning may be incorporated into
curriculum guides and instructional maps.
The district has developed K-H.S. technology benchmarks, aligned with the
State's standards and benchmarks, to assist teachers with using technology as an
instructional tool. These benchmarks, along with the Curriculum Guides below,
outline the curriculum grade level expectations for students.
South Lyon Community Schools Technology Benchmarks
Parent Curriculum Guide
School Curriculum Guide
South Lyon High School
East High School