Anoka-Hennepin offers community a voice in curriculum review decisions
(11/17/2023) As the district reviews and adopts new materials in courses, it involves students, parents, and the community in the process. The district held an in-person open house Nov. 17 and will host a virtual review opportunity for those that are interested. Families, students, staff, and community members may virtually review and provide feedback on eight new curriculum options in the areas of secondary science, math, and social studies.
“The input of the community stakeholders is highly valued during the review cycle,” said Nichole Rens, Anoka-Hennepin Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. “The community provides the district with a wide variety of views and reflects the interests of our community regarding the education of our students.”
New curriculum review options are in the areas of: AP Calculus, Physics, Biology, IB Chemistry, IB Biology, U.S. Studies - 7, U.S. History - 10, World History - 11.
The process: Current math, language arts, science, social studies, and health materials were all adopted after community engagement and public review of the materials, and future purchases will also be reviewed publicly before official adoption. The review committee will present recommendations to the School Board for approval in the spring of 2024. Pending approval, the new curriculum will be implemented for the 2024-25 school year.