6143 BP - Courses of Study

Board Policy No. 6143

Policy adopted April 5, 2012
Policy revised/adopted October 5, 2023


Elementary School Districts

The Governing Board recognizes that a well-aligned sequence of courses fosters academic progress and provides for the best possible use of instructional time. The district’s course of study shall provide students with opportunities to attain the skills, knowledge and abilities they need to be successful in school, college, and/or the workplace.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish processes for ensuring the articulation of courses across grade levels within the district. As necessary, he/she shall work with representatives of appropriate area districts to ensure articulation of courses with other institutions to which district students may matriculate.

The sequence of courses shall be designed to ensure that each course provided adequate preparation for the next course in the sequence, avoids significant duplication of content, and allows for reinforcement and progression in the subject matter.

The Board shall adopt a course of study for elementary grades that sufficiently prepares students for the secondary school course of study.

The district shall offer all otherwise qualified students in grades 7-8 a course of study that prepares them, upon graduation from high school, to meet the requirements and prerequisites for admission to California public colleges and universities and/or attain entry-level employment skills in business or industry upon graduation from high school. (Education Code 51228)

Legal Reference:
33319.3 Driver education; CDE materials on road rage
33540 Government and civics instruction in interaction with government agencies
48980 Parental notifications
51202 Instruction in personal and public health and safety
51203 Instruction on alcohol, narcotics and restricted dangerous drugs
51204 Course of study designed for student's needs
51204.5 Social science instruction; history of California; contributions of various groups
51210-51212 Course of study for grades 1-6
51220-51229 Course of study for grades 7-12
51241 Exemption from physical education
51911-51921 Comprehensive health education
51930-51939 Comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention instruction
51940 Curriculum for brain and spinal cord injury prevention
53278-53280 Supplemental School Counseling Program
60040-60052 Requirements for instructional materials
66204 Certification of high school courses as meeting university admission criteria
11032 Definition of dangerous drugs
10020-10049 Automobile driver education and training
10060 Physical education program
6101-6251 School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994

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