Guide for Guaranteed Viable Curriculum

GVC Guides

A 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 MS

Advanced 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 ArchitectureComputer 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 LawIntro 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