Elementary
  • Buncombe County Schools has twenty-three Elementary Schools and four Intermediate Schools. The mission of our elementary schools is to work with our parents to provide a safe, caring, rigorous and engaging environment that ensures all students are Career and College Ready.

  • •The BCS literacy model, including whole group, small group and individual work opportunities, provides the framework for teaching reading and writing. Reading and writing are also integrated throughout curriculum areas.
    • The writers’ workshop is the instructional framework for teaching writing. Writing is a process that consists of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
    • The goal of our mathematics instruction is to produce learners who comprehend concepts, operations, and relationships in mathematics as well as proficiency in computation and the application of those concepts. The Investigations series is our primary curriculum resource for grade K-5.
    • The science curriculum is process and concept oriented and children work to determine answers derived from everyday experiences. They also work to describe, explain, and predict natural phenomena. Students work through the Engineering Design Process in STEM Labs to apply what they have learned in science instruction.
    • Social Studies instruction guides students to identify, understand, and work to solve the problems facing our diverse world. Children focus on the unit of the family, community, state, and world to build this competency.
    • The Arts curriculum provides our students experiences in appreciating the world around them.
    • Health and PE (Healthful Living) curriculum assists our students in making informed decisions to ensure they lead healthy and balanced lives.

  • More specific information for grade level objectives can be found on our grade level links.

Kindergarten - Parent Roadmap

First Grade - Parent Roadmap

Second Grade - Parent Roadmap

Third GradeParent Roadmap

Fourth GradeParent Roadmap

Fifth GradeParent Roadmap


Here is a full overview of North Carolina's Standard Course of Study.
 
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