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Paint Branch HS students at the school's 2011 Science and Media Expo

Department of Elementary Curriculum and Districtwide Programs

The department of instructional programs develops and implements research-based programs that support early childhood, ESOL, outdoor environmental education, school library media, and a full range of careers within the automotive, construction, and information technology industries.

Our Programs


Curriculum 2.0

Elementary Curriculum

  • Elementary
  • External Curriculum Review 2018 (PDF) In spring 2018, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy completed a review of Kindergarten through Grade 8 English and mathematics curriculum.  Click on the link above for more information.


Early Childhood
High-quality programs and services that promote school readiness

ESOL/Bilingual Programs
Instructional resources, assessments, counseling, and parent outreach services including translation and interpretation

Prepares students for the automotive, construction, and information technology industries

Outdoor Environmental Education
Residential and day programs that focus on environmental education

School Library Media
Provides expertise in the use of digital, visual, textual, and technological literacy

Evaluation and Selection
Ensures the development of culturally diverse collections of resources that support the curriculum

Professional Library Resource Center at the Universities at Shady Grove
Supports workforce excellence initiatives through staff research and development services

Montgomery County Public Schools

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Call: 301-309-6277 | Spanish Hotline: 301-230-3073

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