The mission of the Secondary Curriculum and Development Department is to provide a dynamic and rigorous curriculum aligned to state and national standards coupled with research‐based best practices and high quality professional development leading to the growth and success of all students. The secondary curriculum is supported by best practices for instruction and formative assessments to advance student learning in a college and career ready culture.
The Secondary Curriculum and Development Department provides high‐quality rigorous grade 6 through 12 curriculum, instruction and formative assessment services that facilitate relevant educational experiences resulting in college and career readiness for all HISD students.
The Secondary Curriculum and Development Department is composed of foundational and enrichment curriculum areas including instructional technology, reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, world languages and health and physical education. The work of the department supports a focus on instructional planning and data analysis through high-quality professional development and Teacher Development Specialist job‐embedded coaching.