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GCPS seeks input in review of AKS for career and technical, fine arts, and core courses

Public invited to participate in AKS review

GCPS seeks input in review of AKS for career and technical, fine arts, and core courses

September 22, 2017

     Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites parents, community members, and GCPS staff members to participate in the school district’s review of proposed curriculum for 146 courses. The curriculum review will take place Sept. 21 through Oct. 5. The public can participate via an online review of proposed Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) standards, offering feedback on new AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).

     On Nov. 2, 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’s review will address the following courses:

Career and Technical Education (9-12)

  • Advanced Animation Game and APP Design
  • Principles and Concepts of Animation
  • Automobile Service Technology Four
  • Automobile Service Technology Five
  • Automobile Service Technology Seven
  • Automobile Service Technology Eight
  • Broadcast Video Production Applications
  • Clinical Lab I
  • Clinical Lab II
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Advanced Cybersecurity
  • Diagnostics Phlebotomy
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Embedded Computing
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
  • Flight Operations I
  • Flight Operations II
  • Foundations of Interior Design
  • Foundations of Manufacturing and Materials Science
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
  • Game Design: Animation and Simulation
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Marketing Communications and Promotion E-Marketing
  • Materials Management
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Operations and Fundamentals
  • Surgical Technician I
  • Surgical Technician II
  • Web Development

English Learner Programs (9-12)

  • ESOL LA I Language
  • ESOL LA I Literature
  • ESOL LA II
  • ESOL LA III
  • Language Development in the Content Area I
  • Language Development in the Content Area II
  • Language Development in the Content Area III

Fine Arts (K-12)
Theatre Arts:

  • Theatre Arts - K
  • Theatre Arts - 1
  • Theatre Arts - 2
  • Theatre Arts - 3
  • Theatre Arts - 4
  • Theatre Arts - 5
  • Theatre Arts - 6
  • Theatre Arts - 7
  • Theatre Arts - 8
  • Advanced Theatre - 8
  • Fundamentals of Theatre I
  • Fundamentals of Theatre II
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Acting III
  • Acting IV
  • Advanced Drama I
  • Advanced Drama II
  • Advanced Drama III
  • Advanced Drama IV
  • Technical Theatre I
  • Technical Theatre II
  • Technical Theatre III
  • Technical Theatre IV
  • Musical Theatre I
  • Musical Theatre II
  • Musical Theatre III
  • Musical Theatre IV

Visual Arts:

  • Visual Arts - K
  • Visual Arts - 1
  • Visual Arts - 2
  • Visual Arts - 3
  • Visual Arts - 4
  • Visual Arts - 5
  • Visual Arts - 6
  • Visual Arts - 7
  • Visual Arts - 8
  • 8th Grade Advanced Art
  • Visual Art Comprehensive I
  • Visual Art Comprehensive II
  • Crafts I
  • Crafts II
  • Ceramics I
  • Ceramics II
  • Ceramics III
  • Ceramics IV
  • Graphics I
  • Graphics II
  • Graphics III
  • Graphics IV
  • Photography I
  • Photography II
  • Photography III
  • Photography IV
  • Sculpture I
  • Sculpture II
  • Sculpture III
  • Sculpture IV
  • Printmaking I
  • Printmaking II
  • Printmaking III
  • Printmaking IV
  • Jewelry and Metalcrafts I
  • Jewelry and Metalcrafts II
  • Jewelry and Metalcrafts III
  • Jewelry and Metalcrafts IV
  • Digital Design I
  • Digital Design II
  • Drawing and Painting I
  • Drawing and Painting II
  • Drawing and Painting III
  • Drawing and Painting IV

Language Arts (K-8)

  • Language Arts Grade 2 Enrich
  • Language Arts Grade 4 Enrich
  • 7th Language Arts Connection

Mathematics (K-12)

  • Mathematics Grade K Enrich
  • Mathematics Grade 1 Enrich
  • Mathematics Grade 2 Enrich
  • Mathematics Grade 3 Enrich
  • Mathematics Grade 4 Enrich
  • Mathematics Grade 5 Enrich
  • 6th Mathematics Connection
  • 7th Mathematics Connection
  • 8th Mathematics Connection
  • Algebra I Strategies
  • Algebra II Strategies
  • Geometry Strategies
  • Differential Equations
  • Number Theory

Science (K-12)

  • Science Grade K Enrich
  • Science Grade 1 Enrich
  • Science Grade 2 Enrich
  • Science Grade 3 Enrich
  • Science Grade 4 Enrich
  • Science Grade 5 Enrich
  • STEM Exploratory Grade K
  • STEM Exploratory Grade 1
  • STEM Exploratory Grade 2
  • STEM Exploratory Grade 3
  • STEM Exploratory Grade 4
  • STEM Exploratory Grade 5
  • Earth Science 6 Connection
  • Life Science 7 Connection
  • Physical Science 8 Connection
  • Ecology
  • Science Research I
  • Science Research II
  • Chemistry II

Social Studies (9-12)

  • Personal Financial Literacy
Feedback on this year’s AKS review may be submitted via the AKS survey which is posted on the GCPS website.
 
Participants in the AKS review should note the following information in their narrative comments:
  • Comment about course in general or specific AKS
  • Suggested change
  • Rationale for suggested change 
 
Comments will be accepted through Thursday, Oct. 5.
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