Curriculum Map Description

SCSD#1 curriculum maps are driven by the Wyoming Content and Performance Standards. The Wyoming State Standards are being revised and prioritized by the Wyoming Department of Education.  Currently Math, Science, Computer Science, Physical Education, Health and Safety as well as Fine & Performing Arts are under review.  Upon approval from the governors office, teachers will use the new state standards documents to update Sweetwater#1 curriculum maps.  Also, teachers will use data from Beyond Textbooks to inform curriculum maps changes. Look for the new maps in the fall of 2024. 

The process of curriculum mapping follows a cycle of teacher questionnaires, teacher feedback and revisions by the committees to produce a clear and comprehensive curriculum map teachers will use as a guide to classroom instruction.  Maps currently being revised will be in Draft form or In Progress. Completed maps will be in their Final form. Each subject area map contains a purpose statement, benchmarks, explanations, and standard references. An annotated page in each curriculum map explains each part of the map.

Curriculum maps are tightly aligned to Wyoming State Standards and are customized to include local priorities and values reflected in the community.  All subject areas meet periodically throughout the school year to update and revise maps as needed.  



Wyoming Content and Performance Standards

The Wyoming Content and Performance Standards serve several purposes. They articulate the set of expectations for what students should know and be able to do, enabling them to be prepared for college and career success, to live a life that contributes to the global community. These expectations are communicated to students, parents, educators and all other Wyoming stakeholders, and provide a common understanding among educators as to what students should learn at particular grade levels.

For information on specific standards, appendices, domains and clusters, and performance level descriptors see the WDE Content and Performance Standards webpage.  Also, state standards that are out for public comment are available at this weblink (on the right hand side).

Education Programs and Resources

Informational Literacy

As dynamic partners in the educational experience in Sweetwater County School District #1, we empower students for success in life as information and technology literate global citizens. Students will develop skills through inquiry, and critical and creative thinking, while gaining a lifelong love of reading.  The library media staff also support keyboarding skills with students K-6. 

K-4 & 5-6 Social Skills

The K-4 Social Skills program is Quaver SEL.  "QuaverSEL is an interactive online social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum. Quaver uses music, movement, and highly engaging visual presentations to connect with students and teach SEL skills. "  For more information, click on this link.  


The 5-6 Social Skills is Second Step.  "The Second Step Elementary digital program is a universal, Tier 1 social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum that’s web-based, provides the structure to allow for consistent delivery, and easily scales across schools and districts. Its digital format enables continuous improvement based on up-to-date research and feedback, and a variety of media, activities, and interactive components provide opportunities for culturally relevant teaching." For more information, click on this link.  

The 7-12 Social Skills program is Habitudes.  Growing Leaders offers events, tools, and comprehensive programs that promote healthy character and leadership development in the next generation. We also offer a variety of resources for the parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors who shape their lives.  For more information, click on this link.  


Career & College Awareness Grades 9-12

Students in grades nine through twelve are scheduled in a Career and College Readiness (CCR) class. Students learn social skills ranging from college and test prep (time management, how to read questions, interrupting charts and organizing written responses), soft skills and interviewing (physical appearance, body language, applying for jobs, self-efficacy, communication and listening skills), organizing and social interactions (cyber safety/ digital citizenship, prioritizing tasks, conflict resolution and study skills), and future planning and goal setting (budget, career opportunities, long and short term goals, financial planning).  Schools have resources to support students.  For additional information click on the following school links:  Black Butte High School, Farson-Eden High School, Rock Springs High School

English Learners Resources

English Language Learners use Imagine Learning for English acquisition. "Imagine Learning advances proficiency for all English learners in grades K-8, whether they’re newcomers or long-term ELs. With adaptive instruction and strategic scaffolding intentionally designed for ELs, Imagine Learning amplifies student confidence not only for English language development, but for reading complex, grade-level texts and participating in classroom discourse.  Designed to supplement core literacy instruction, it addresses all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking."  For more information, please click here.

After following the Sweetwater#1 policy for adopting resources, the board of trustees has voted unanimously to move forward with adoption the Beyond Textbooks as a resource.  Teachers will be using this resource along with Reading Horizons, and any other resource that promotes student growth and achievement.  Beyond Textbooks is a resource which provides multiple up-to-date standards based resources including English Language Learner, intervention, enrichment, common formative assessments and daily review components.  The teachers have consistent pacing guides driven by state assessment data to ensure standards are taught prior to state testing.  This resource provides common data points so teacher PLC groups can collaboration and identify next steps for students who have different learning needs.

Using Imagine Learning along with Beyond Textbooks will support EL acquisition by scaffolding support for individuals and allowing differentiation with the multitude and a variety of resources.