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Public invited to share feedback for AKS Review

Through the review process, parents, staff, and community members can give feedback on new AKS (Academic Knowledge and Skills) standards for new and existing courses, developed to align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and/or Georgia Performance Standards. The AKS spell out the essential concepts students are expected to know and skills they should acquire in a given grade, subject, or course. This review is addressing AKS for language arts, science, social studies, health and PE, and career and technical education. On Nov. 5, the GEMS Oversight Committee—a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the AKS curriculum—will review the suggestions and curriculum director comments before making recommendations to CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks for adoption by the School Board.

This year the committee will be reviewing the following courses. Parents, GCPS staff, and community members are welcome to submit feedback at until October 12:

Career and Technical Education (35)


Basic Agricultural Science* Naval Science I - Cadet Field Manual
Forest Science* Naval Science I - Introduction to NJROTC
Small Animal Care* Naval Science II - Maritime History
Coding for Financial Technology* Naval Science II - Nautical Science
Financial Technologies and Services* Naval Science III - Naval Knowledge*
Introduction to Financial Technology* Naval Science III - Naval Orientation Skills*
Foundations of Interactive Design Naval Science IV - Naval Leadership & Ethics*
Foundations of Secure Information Systems Naval Science IV - Effective Communications*
Aerospace Leadership: Citizenship 100 Junior Leadership Corps 6
Aerospace Leadership: Communication 200 Junior Leadership Corps 7
Aerospace Leadership: Career Exploration 300 Junior Leadership Corps 8
Aerospace Leadership: Management 400 Marketing and Entrepreneurship
JROTC Army Leadership Education I Flight Operations I
JROTC Army Leadership Education II Flight Operations II
JROTC Army Leadership Education III Fundamentals of Aerospace
JROTC Army Leadership Education IV  
MCJROTC Leadership Education I  
MCJROTC Leadership Education II  
MCJROTC Leadership Education III  
MCJROTC Leadership Education IV  


Health and Physical Education (10)

Health Health-K Health-1
Health-2 Health-3 Health-4
Health-5 Health-6 Health-7


Language Arts (10)

7th Language Arts Connection Critical Literacy* Language Arts-K
Language Arts-1 Language Arts-2 Language Arts-3
Language Arts-4 Language Arts-5 Language Arts Grade 2 Enriched
Language Arts Grade 4 Enriched    

Science (17)

Computer Science/Grade K* Computer Science/Grade 1* Computer Science/Grade 2*
Computer Science/Grade 3* Computer Science/Grade 4* Computer Science/Grade 5*
Science 1 Science 2 Science Grade K Enriched
Science Grade 1 Enriched Science Grade 2 Enriched STEM Exploratory/Grade K
STEM Exploratory/Grade 1 STEM Exploratory/Grade 2 STEM Exploratory/Grade 3
STEM Exploratory/Grade 4 STEM Exploratory/Grade 5  


Social Studies (5)

Civic Engagement* Comparative Politics* Ethnic Studies*
Foundations of Leadership* International Relations and Diplomacy  


*Indicates the courses are going through GEMS for the first time


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