Common Core State Standards
For parents and educators alike, one of the nationwide buzz phrases right now is Common Core. Basically, Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of guidelines in language arts and math that provide a national framework for monitoring student growth. Each state may choose to adapt or reject these standards. The state of California has chosen to adopt the CCSS for its public schools. As a private school, Mission Hills may choose whether or not to adopt these standards.
Our philosophy at Mission Hills has always been to implement the curriculum that best serves our student’s needs and prepares them for the next step in their academic journey. Therefore, we will continue to adhere to the former California State Standards which were some of the highest in the nation and more rigorous than CCSS. Of course, we also remain unwavering in our commitment to provide a Christian education from a biblical worldview using curriculum and methodology that are in alignment with our mission, vision and philosophy.
For more details, CLICK HERE to read Mission Hills Christian School and Common Core State Standards.
Carrie Gulino, Principal