1.2 Course of Study

3301-35-04

Every district and school decides a learning plan for curriculum and instruction. Each learning plan must include a course of study for each subject taught. The local school board approves the key components of each course of study and makes sure each aligns with the district's and school's vision, mission, philosophy, educational goals and strategic plan. Each course of study must include a way to determine student progress and the need for intervention. Local school districts must regularly review and, as necessary, update their course of study for each subject. The course of study has two parts: scope and sequence. The organization of the scope and sequence of knowledge and skills is grade-by-grade. The scope includes the goals of information or skills the students will learn. The sequence is the order objectives and activities are introduced. Each subject scope and sequence of kindergarten through grade 12 knowledge and skills must offer learning that is relevant, real-world based and guided by Ohio's Learning Standards. Ohio Administrative Code 3301-35-04(B)(2)(a & b)

Minimum Coursework

 A course of study shall be adopted for each subject taught.

(1) Language arts;

(2) Geography, the history of the United States and of Ohio, and national, state, and local government in the United States;

(3) Mathematics;

(4) Natural science,

(5) Health education;

(6) Physical education;

(7) The fine arts;

(8) First aid,

In addition, the following curricula are also required.

(a) Personal safety and assault prevention;

(b) Foreign language;

(c) Technology;

(d) Family and consumer sciences; and

(e) Business education.

Key Components for the Course of Study

A course of study must be adopted for each subject taught. Each course of study must:

  • Align with the school district vision, mission, philosophy, educational goals and strategic plan;
  • Specify learning and performance expectations;
  • Establish a scope and sequence of knowledge and skills to be learned;
  • Provide a way to assess student progress and the need for intervention;
  • Address the various developmental needs of early childhood, middle childhood and adolescent through young adult students;
  • Use technological tools and emphasize interdisciplinary, real-world, project-based and technology-oriented learning experiences;
  • Be guided by Ohio’s Learning Standards;
  • For career and technical courses, be guided by State Board-approved career and technical standards and performance measures.

Courses of study shall be reviewed and updated as needed.

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