Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Choice and Opportunity

INTRODUCTION
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has a history of exceptional student achievement, dynamic teaching, and unparalleled community support.  The District is committed to maintaining our reputation for producing exemplary students with the skills necessary to compete in an evolving and competitive environment. Our teachers and administrators are sensitive to the needs of the community and students we serve.  As a result, the staff is committed to infusing instructional strategies that engage students in opportunities to further develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.

Creating a culture of continuous improvement in teaching and learning is vital to the future success of any organization. The rigorous expectations set forth in the new Common Core State Standards have provided us an opportunity to critically evaluate and calibrate our curriculum and instructional strategies. The full implementation of the standards for mathematics requires a review of course content, instructional delivery models, and sequencing in mathematics.

Math instruction has become increasingly sophisticated, and students must have a solid foundation before moving on to higher- level courses.  PVPUSD also realizes that opportunities to advance are valued by the community and should remain in place for our students. The course sequencing provides opportunities for all students to be successful and reach high levels of mathematics in high school. Our students will have more options and opportunities for advancement than most surrounding and similarly high-achieving districts.