Curriculum and Instruction

Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction!

Cynthia Altemueller
Chief Academic Officer
Ext: 224

Our mission is to provide relevant, aligned curriculum, professional development, and instructional leadership to support teachers, administrators, parents and students in the delivery of effective instruction through proven research based strategies which enhance the learning of all students; leading to improved achievement and academic excellence.

English as a Second Language
EES: Angela Purdy
Monica Fernandez
Ivonne hall

EMS/EHS: Pilar Sarria


Title I
Shannon Swaim


Common Core and More…..

In June 2010, the NC State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards which will be implemented during the 2012-2013 school year. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent K-12 learning expectations in English-Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The Standards reflect the knowledge and skills students need to be college ready by the end …

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Curriculum Specialist

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Starting in the spring of the 2011-2012 school year, the ACT will be give every year to 11th grade students. The ACT

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ESL: English as a Second Language

In 1993-94, Elkin City Schools had four Limited English Proficient  (LEP) students in our school system.  By 1996-97, that number had risen to 23; and by 1999-2000, to 80; and by 2006-2007 to 148.  While our numbers continue to increase, most of these students are native Spanish speakers.  Our school system welcomes this new population, …

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Title I

What is Title I? Elkin Elementary School is a School-Wide Title I school with 47% receiving free or reduced lunch. Three highly qualified and experienced teachers serve students in the area of reading using a combination of individual, small group, and whole group instruction. Teachers utilize data through mClass and DIBELS assessments. Student needs are …

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Beginning Teachers

Beginning Teacher Support Program The main focus of Elkin City Schools is student learning and achievement.  In order to ensure learning and continuous progress of all students, we must maintain high expectations of all teachers.  High expectations must be coupled with strong support for teachers as they strive to promote student achievement and effective classroom …

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