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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 and develop into 21st century globally competitive students. 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 standards will be implemented over two years with full implementation in the 2021-2022 school year.  Click here for the Arizona Science Standards.

A team of educators and administrators at the elementary, middle, and high school levels have been working collaboratively for two years to design and implement the new 3-D science program. A first round of texts and resources will be selected during the spring of 2021. The revision team will continue to evaluate resources during the 2021-2022 school year.

60 Day Public Review of Instructional Materials

Textbooks and supplementary materials/resources are evaluated and adopted during a curriculum revision process or when a new course or program is developed.  Other supplementary resources are considered on an annual basis. A 60-day preview period provides an opportunity for the community to review proposed curriculum resources before the governing board formally adopts them for implementation. Administrators and teachers will ensure that parents have adequate access to information about curriculum and instruction in their schools.

Click here for the current 60-Day Preview List, which includes the first round of science texts and resources. Print science texts are on display at CFSD's district office, Murphey Administration Center, 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ, 85718. Questions can be sent to Dr. Mary Jo Conery at

If you have questions or feedback, please fill out the Feedback Form for Curriculum Resources/Materials and submit to


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

CFSD Adopted Textbooks


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