Guide for Guaranteed Viable Curriculum

GVC Guides

guaranteed and viable curriculum (GVC) is a mechanism through which all students have an equal opportunity (time and access) to learn rigorous standards. GVCs ensure horizontal as well as vertical content alignment from one grade level to the next. Pacing guides within the GVCs identify when each standard is addressed in the curriculum, which supports educators with standards-based planning. Standards-based planning, using the GVC paired with research-based instructional strategies from the KCK Model of Instruction, promotes equity, giving all children an equal opportunity to learn rigorous, essential content. At its essence, a GVC represents the core non-negotiables of student learning. When implemented with fidelity, it’s what schools and teachers commit to providing for all students.

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department is dedicated to providing the GVCs and additional resources to make those non-negotiables a reality. In addition, the C&I team guides and supports Instructional Coaches and teachers in implementing the instructional strategies necessary for our students to learn.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department is located within the Instructional Resource Center on the first floor of the Central Office and Training Center. You can reach us at 913.279.2289.


High School

Subject Courses

High School Advocacy

Freshmen – Year One
Sophomores – Year Two
Juniors – Year Three
Seniors – Year Four

High School Math

Algebra 1
Algebra 1 Honors
Algebra 2
Algebra 2 & Trigonometry Honors
College Prep Algebra
Financial Algebra
Geometry Honors
Precalculus Honors
Probability & Statistics

High School English Language Arts

English Language Development
English I
English II
English III
English IV
English I Honors
English II Honors
Creative Writing
Film and Literature
Competitive Speech and Debate

High School Science

Anatomy and Physiology (High School Science)
Chemistry 1
Earth Science
Physical Science

High School Social Studies

American History
World History
American Government
World Geography
Human Rights
Street Law

High School World Language

French 1
French 2
French 3
Spanish 1
Spanish 2
Spanish 3
Spanish for Heritage Speakers 1
Spanish for Heritage Speakers 2
Spanish for Heritage Speakers 3

High School Theatre

Intro to Theatre 1 and 2
Technical Theatre
Theatre Performance

Middle School

Subject Courses

Middle School Math

Math 6 – 6th Grade
Math 6 Honors – 6th Grade
Math 7 – 7th Grade
Math 7 Honors – 7th Grade
Math 8 – 8th Grade
Algebra 1 – 8th Grade

Middle School ELA

6th Grade (ELA)
7th Grade (ELA)
8th Grade (ELA)
English Language Development
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Speech Communication

Middle School Science

6th Grade (Science)
7th Grade (Science)
8th Grade (Science)

Middle School Social Studies

6th Grade (Social Studies)
7th Grade (Social Studies)
8th Grade (Social Studies)

Middle School World Language

Exploring Spanish
Introduction to Spanish for Heritage Speakers
Spanish I
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

Middle School Theatre

Intro to Theatre MSAdvanced Theatre MS

Early Childhood

Subject Courses

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Curriculum Guide

Elementary School

Subject Courses
Elementary School Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade


Subject Courses


Technology Grade K
Technology Grade 1
Technology Grade 2
Technology Grade 3
Technology Grade 4
Technology Grade 5
Computer Applications A (MS)
Computer Applications B (MS)

K-12 Art

Subject Courses

K-12 Art

Art Grade K
Art Grade 1
Art Grade 2
Art Grade 3
Art Grade 4
Art Grade 5
Art 6
Art 7
Art 8
Design Fundamentals
Art History: Western
Art History: Beyond the West
Photo Art 1
Photo Art 2
Sculpture 1
Sculpture 2
Drawing 1
Drawing 2
Ceramics 1
Ceramics 2
Painting 1
Painting 2
Advanced Art Studio

K-12 Music

Subject Courses

K-12 Music

General Music Elementary
Strings Elementary
Band Middle School
Strings Orchestra Middle School
Vocal Music Middle School
Beginning Band High School
Concert Band High School
Concert Band and Symphonic Band
Choral High School (Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus, Bass Chorus, Advanced Treble Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Chorale)
Music Appreciation 1
Music History
Piano Lab 1
Piano Lab 2
Concert Strings and Symphonic Orchestra

K-12 PE

Subject Courses

K-12 PE

PE Grade K
PE Grade 1
PE Grade 2
PE Grade 3
PE Grade 4
PE Grade 5
Introduction to Physical Education 6
Concepts of Physical Education 7
Sports Exploration/Wellness 8
Essentials of Physical Education
Athletic Weight Training
Fitness and Conditioning
Lifetime Sports
Team Sports 1
Modern Dance 1
Swimming Beginning (available at select schools)


Subject Courses


Freshman 101
Senior 101

A/V and Web and Digital Communications

21st Century Journalism
Audio Visual Production Fundamentals
Business Essentials (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Computer Applications A
Computer Applications B
Computer Graphics (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Computer Programming
Digital Media Design and Production
Digital Media Technology
Emerging Technologies A
Emerging Technologies B
Game Design and Authoring for the Web
Graphic Design (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Graphic Design Fundamentals (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Interactive Media
Internet Marketing (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Marketing (A/V and Web and Digital Communications)
Media and Public Relations
Middle School Intro to Journalism
Photo Imaging
Video Production
Web Design

Architecture and Construction

Advanced Studies in Architectural Design
Architectural Design
Cabinet Making and Furniture Design 1
Cabinet Making and Furniture Design 2
Interior Design
Introduction to Design and Pre-Construction
Residential Carpentry

Engineering and Applied Mathematics

Civil Engineering and Architecture
Computer Applications A
Computer Applications B
Digital Electronics
Gateway to Technology 6
Gateway to Technology 7
Gateway to Technology 8
Principles of Engineering
Robotics A
Robotics B
Technology Innovation and Assessment

Health Science

Anatomy and Physiology (Health Science)
Biotechnology B
Care of Athletes
Health Science I
Health Science II
Health Science III
Medical Terminology

Human Services

Career and Life Planning (Human Services)
Career and Community Connections
Consumer Education A
Consumer Education B
Entrepreneurship (Human Services)
Family Studies
Human Growth and Development (Human Services)
Nutrition and Wellness

Law and Public Safety

Business Law
Intro to LPSS
Practical Law

Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur

Applied Business Development
Business Commmunications
Business Essentials (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Business Law
Business Management
Computer Graphics (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Entrepreneurship (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Graphic Design (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Integrated Marketing Applications
Internet Marketing (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Marketing (Marketing and Business, Entrepreneur)
Marketing Communications
Marketing Management
Web Page Design

Restaurant and Event Management

Bakery and Pastry 1
Culinary Applications
Culinary Arts I
Culinary Arts II
Culinary Essentials
Foundations of Travel and Tourism

Teaching / Training

Career and Life Planning (Teaching/Training)
Human Growth and Development (Teaching/Training)
Teaching as a Career
Teaching Internship
Teaching Internship – Workspace