Course of Study

Our school's general education curriculum is based on the district's Course of Study, K-12 . In addition to meeting a legal requirement, the Course of Study provides information about the district's educational programs and approved instructional materials. It also outlines state and district requirements, district cross-curricular programs, special education programs, student assessment, and more.


School and district policies require homework and outside reading on a regular basis. Each teacher has a homework policy that meets these requirements. Your child will bring home a copy of the policy for his or her classroom during the first few weeks of school.

Textbooks and Instructional Materials

The district adopts textbooks and instructional materials based on the implementation cycle established by the state. It provides a sufficient number of standards-aligned textbooks and other instructional materials for all students in the subject areas of English language arts, health, history-social studies, mathematics, and science. Horton teachers provide standards based instruction using these adopted materials. Some supplemental materials are also adopted by the state and are use with our students, based on their needs.

Instructional Materials used at HORTON and their Textbook Adoption Year:
English Language Arts K-6 A Legacy of Literacy, Houghton Mifflin 2002-03
Health K-5 Harcourt Health and Fitness, Harcourt School Publishers 2006-07
History-Social Science K-5 California Reflections, Harcourt School Publishers 2007-08
Mathematics K-5 Envision Math, Scott Foresman, Pearson, 2010
Science K-5 Full Option Science System (FOSS), Delta Education 2008-09

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