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Curriculum Revision and Adoption Process

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Through collaborative efforts with educators and administrators, the Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD) renews and/or designs its K-12 curriculum standards and programs on a rotating basis. CFSD standards are articulated from kindergarten through high school and align with Arizona's Academic Standards and related national standards. A formal and comprehensive process is used to design system-wide K-12 educational programming that enables all students to learn at challenging levels. We strive to offer high quality curriculum resources that support evidence-based instructional practices in our classrooms. All standards and programs are approved by the governing board.

Board approved standards for new programs and courses can be found in the Academics menu on the home page of this website. Select elementary, middle, and/or high school. CFSD does not offer an Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program.

On June 23, 2020, the governing board adopted the K-12 academic standards for science. The new 3-D science standards are in full implementation during the 2021-2022 school year. Three-dimensional science learning uses science and engineering practices to actively engage students in learning science (core ideas). Integrating these core ideas and crosscutting concepts, and explaining phenomena and/or designing solutions to problems drives student learning.

Currently, the district is undergoing a K-12 social studies revision. A team of educators and administrators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are working collaboratively over two years to create the curriculum framework for social studies based on Arizona's History and Social Science Standards.

60-Day Preview of Supplemental Resources

The link below is a list of the supplemental resources that are currently  under consideration for adoption by the governing board. The resources are available for review by the public at the CFSD Murphey Administration Center, Office of Curriculum and Instruction, from 8:00am - 4:00pm for a period of sixty days. The location of the CFSD district office is 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, 85718.

The governing board will consider the adoption of the supplemental materials/resources at a board meeting following the 60-day preview period. Anyone who wishes to provide feedback about a listed resource(s) may use the feedback form below. The form can be sent electronically to Dr. Mary Jo Conery at or it can be mailed to the attention of Dr. Conery at 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

60-Day Preview List of Supplemental Resources (October - December)

Feedback Form for Resources/Materials


The link below provides a list of core textbooks/resources used in the Catalina Foothills School District.

CFSD Adopted Textbooks


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