Ohio’s Elementary School Learning Standards
Ohio provides learning standards for elementary students to explain the knowledge and skills Ohio students are expected to have.
In New Albany’s elementary schools, our classroom teachers address the state’s learning standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Our team of specialists address standards in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology. Instrumental music becomes a course option in sixth grade. For more information about sixth grade music classes, click here.
Our classroom teachers, in partnership with volunteers from organizations such as Junior Achievement, address the Financial Literacy standards.
The Ohio standards for Drama, Dance, and World Languages are not part of our core elementary curriculum, but may be addressed as part of special enrichment programming. Those standards are included in these documents for your reference.
New Albany's Elementary Learning Targets / I Can Statements
To help clarify the expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards for New Albany’s elementary students, New Albany elementary teachers created Learning Targets for each standard. These Learning Targets are also referred to as “I Can Statements”, since they are written in a manner to help students explain what they can do after a lesson. To review the elementary school Learning Targets for English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, click on the icons below.
In addition to the Ohio standards listed above, our elementary Wellness (physical education) teachers have addressed the requirements of Ohio House Bill 367 since 2018 using resources from the HOPE Curriculum. To learn more about HB367, click here. For more information about the HOPE Curriculum, click here.
For Health Education, the students in fifth grade receive a lesson about puberty during Wellness class and sixth grade students receive a lesson about human reproduction during Science class. Parents are informed prior to the lessons and instructional materials are shared with parents to help make the decision about their child’s participation.
Ohio has created standards for Social and Emotional Learning for elementary students which can be reviewed by clicking here. These standards are addressed by the Elementary School Counselors as part of their visits to elementary classrooms using resources from the Changemakers program in grades K-3 and the Sources of Strength program in grades 4-6. To address the state requirements as part of Ohio Senate Bill 288 (Erin's Law), the school counselors will use resources from the Second Step Child Protection Unit program. Parents will be notified prior to any lessons from Second Step being taught and be provided the opportunity to excuse their child from the lessons.
Ohio has created preschool standards. Parents of children enrolled in the New Albany Early Learning Center preschool program can review those standards by clicking here. Additional information can be found on the ELC Curriculum Information page.
For more information about what your child will be learning, please consider attending our annual elementary Curriculum Night where your child’s teacher will share in more depth about the materials, pacing, and expectations for the grade level. The details about Curriculum Night are shared in the school newsletters in August.
Visit the Elementary Curriculum Maps page for detailed information concerning each subject area. In addition to contacting your child’s teacher, your student’s school principal and Director of Elementary Education Scott Emery are available to answer any questions about our academic program.