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Curriculum and Instruction

Lovejoy ISD believes it is essential to provide a caring and creative learning environment that promotes excellence, fosters integrity, and encourages each student to reach his or her academic, extracurricular, and social potential.

Lovejoy ISD is committed to designing an exemplary curriculum that is academically rich, challenging, and prepares our students to flourish in the 21st Century. Such a curriculum promotes authentic, collaborative, and reflective learning. Students are expected to be self-directed, able to manage complexity, think critically, communicate in multiple modes, and solve problems. High expectations are set within a supportive environment for student learning that fulfills the Graduate Profile.

Our student learning objectives begin with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that are also aligned to the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).

The foundation of Lovejoy’s Curriculum:
  • is standards-based (TEKS) and provides a path to mastery for each student
  • is thoughtfully planned, well-defined, effectively delivered, and aligned both horizontally and vertically to state and local assessments
  • is created with the belief that all students are capable of meeting high standards of excellence with the certainty that a positive correlation exists between student academic achievement and teacher expectations
  • is judged on the basis of student achievement
  • because students progress through the curriculum at different rates, formative assessment acknowledges the skills and content that students have learned or are still acquiring
  • continuous formative assessment is essential to identify and close learning gaps for each student
  • reassessment is a practice that ensures mastery of the TEKS for each student  
  • believes that students must practice 21st Century skills such as: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration in order to be successful in today’s world
  • incorporates learning activities that are relevant and represent real-world skills
  • is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, processes, and attitudes necessary to support success beyond Lovejoy
  • is in continuous development, revision, and review

Teachers, as partners in creating and delivering instruction, plan collaboratively to provide a consistent experience across classrooms and support student’s individual needs.