Welcome to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. This area of the website is designed to provide information regarding current and ongoing curriculum work, curricular resources, standards documents, and instructional strategies, along with pertinent communications from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Governor Mifflin School District is proud to deliver an exceptional educational program that strives to meet the needs of our students, their families, and the community. Ongoing staff development provides opportunities for growth in understanding of content and best practice for delivery of instruction and support services.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction has the primary responsibility to maintain the curricular and instructional practices that support the district strategic plan to meet the needs of all learners. This responsibility includes providing support for all programs based on our district mission, the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, and the full implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and English-language arts in school year 2013-2014.
We are proud of the educational program and the many learning opportunities provided to students in Governor Mifflin. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site.
Standards define the foundations on which a student’s education is based. By providing consistent targets for students, teachers, and parents, standards assist schools in measuring student achievement. Clearly defined, standards demonstrate what each student should know and be able to do in a core set of subjects. When properly done, aligned standards and assessments give us the ability to examine our performance and to see how much we are improving.
Standards are statements of what all students are expected to know and be able to do by the time they leave our educational system. They do not demonstrate the highest level of achievement; rather, they guarantee a consistent expectation of achievement across the district and focus on continuous improvement.
Benchmarks are descriptions of what students are expected to know and demonstrate at particular points of their educational experiences. They are really the skills that are acquired when the standard is applied. These skills are developed and enhanced as a student engages in the learning process.
Click on the following links for more information on the district's curricular initiatives:
Click on the following links for more information on the district's instructional initiatives:
School Buildings Curricula
For more details about each school's curriculum, please click on the following links:
The Governor Mifflin School District provides special education and gifted services to students requiring individualized programming. Special education programs in Mifflin serve students with mild to severe physical, cognitive, or learning disability, hearing impairment, speech and language impairment, visual impairment, emotional disturbance, autism, and giftedness.
For additional information on state and local curriculum requirements, click on the following website links:
Mrs. Kristine Rosenberger, Director of Curriculum and Instruction