Technology Curriculum – High School

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Guilderland High School Technology Education is partnering with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a national, non-profit organization, in order to offer a sequence of pre-engineering courses for Guilderland High School students. Our program has gone through the certification process and is now a nationally recognized pre-engineering program. Design and Drawing …

Health Curriculum – High School

7802 Health Education Health is a one-semester course (1/2 unit) that is required by New York State for graduation. Given the fact most of our modern-day health problems represent poor decisions rather than medical failures, the primary goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they can intelligently …

Music Curriculum – High School

Concert Choir This select mixed choir performs a variety of musical selections in many styles including master works from the standard choral repertoire as well as joint performances with orchestra, band and jazz ensemble. Auditions for this ensemble take place in January but may be arranged by appointment if a student is new to the …

Math Curriculum – Grades 6-8

The middle school Math program is closely aligned with the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics and share the same goals to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of mathematics necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics. Focus in the curriculum is meant to give students an …

Music Curriculum – Grades K-5

The elementary general music program is offered to students in grades K-5 twice a week for 30 minutes. The emphasis in music class is on the development of each child’s tonal, rhythmic and movement skills through a sound before sight approach. Similar to the way children acquire language skills, music is taught as an aural …

World Languages and Cultures Curriculum – Grades 6-8

World Languages Grade 6 In 6th grade we begin to provide a language-rich experience with a focus on student communication skills.  We incorporate the domains of reading, listening, speaking and writing as well as, cultural literacy. This is the first year of study for students in a three year program.  Students will expand their linguistic …

Social Studies Curriculum – High School

The Social Studies Department strives to ensure that all students are prepared to become active, productive, informed, responsible, and efficacious citizens. Guilderland students are required to take four Social Studies credits that reflect Global History and Geography, U.S. History and Government, Economics, and Public Policy. Not only will students engage with important historical content and …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grade 8

Social Studies at grades 6-8 incorporate ten unifying themes: Individual Development and Cultural Identity Development, Movement, and Interaction of Cultures Time, Continuity, and Change Geography, Humans, and the Environment Development and Transformation of Social Structures Power, Authority, and Governance Civic Ideals and Practices Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems Science, Technology, and Innovation Global …

Social Studies Curriculum – Grades 7-8

Social studies content in grades 7 and 8 focuses on a chronologically organized study of the United States and New York State history. The seventh grade program traces the human experience in the United States from pre-Columbian times to the Civil War period of division and reunion. Political, geographic, economic and social trends in United …

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