Learning Goals

Clearly defined goals describe what students should know and do by the end of each grade level. These standards help students build the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare them for college and work.

The state sets learning standards in many subjects, from the arts to world languages. The state’s learning standards for math and English incorporate the Common Core.

District Curriculum

State standards identify what students need to know. But each school district decides how to help its students learn. Our school board must approve textbooks and new courses. We involve staff and community representatives when we develop our curriculum. Our district policy 2020 describes our rules for curriculum adoption.

Talk with our curriculum department to learn more at 360-662-1710 or email alexac@ckschools.org.


Standardized tests are just one kind of tool that our teachers and school leaders use to understand student progress. Learn more about the most common assessments your child may take.

What Your Child Will Learn

The more you know about what your child is learning, the better you can help them succeed. Your child’s teacher can help you understand what your child will learn throughout the year. Your school may also host a curriculum night.

We also have information on standards for each grade level:

You can find out more about Common Core learning standards :