CURRICULUM: THE ROADMAP TO YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING
Welcome to our Curriculum page! On this page, you’ll find when students learn to count in their kindergarten experience, when they learn about time and money in the second grade, or when they study water, ice, wind, and vegetation in the fourth grade. Students learning Navajo in middle school, for example, develop an understanding of the Diné way of life, while listening, communicating, observing, and understanding Navajo Language and Culture, historical events, people, and symbols. While learning Spanish in the 7th grade, students study how specific word choice impacts meaning and tone, which is another example of what students learn, while applying critical thinking. In middle and high school, our students can be exposed to rigorous music programs that include band, choir, and guitar to name just a few. Students can learn musical skills as well as problem-solving skills while they play beautiful music. The curriculum page is the roadmap to your child’s learning, become familiar with it FMS families, and help your student succeed.
DECEMBER 2022: NEW DUAL CREDIT COURSES INFORMATION
High school families, we've made an important change in the way Dual Credit Courses will be weighted starting in the upcoming second semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. Starting in 2023, any course numbered 1110 and above will be weighted. This change is part of our commitment to expanding opportunities for students and comes as a result of critical discussions with educators, counselors, and parents. As you may know, grades earned in Dual Credit Courses have been weighted by adding 1.0 to the point value for the grade earned in a course, and participation in those courses allows students to meet requirements for high school graduation while simultaneously earning college credits. During a review of those courses, Farmington Municipal Schools opted for simplifying the process and making sure all students benefit equally from taking courses numbered 1110 and above.
If your student is interested in Dual Credit Courses or for more information about this change, please contact your school counselor.