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Countryside Elementary School is committed to providing an extraordinary academic experience. Countryside Educators use the Arizona State Standards to plan for rigorous instruction, utilizing effective engagement strategies while ensuring that all students are progressing through the standards. In addition, Countryside Educators work as cohesive Professional Learning Communities to collaborate on upcoming standards, reviewing data from assessments and make adjustments to ensure student success.



Dysart Schools use Illustrative Mathematics for instruction. IM K–11 is a problem-based core curriculum built on the principle that all students are capable learners of grade-level mathematics. Students learn math by doing math. They are encouraged to use their current understanding of math, their lived experiences, and the world around them as resources for problem solving.

Language Arts

Dysart schools use 95 Percent Group Phonics, HMH Into Reading, CommonLit, SAVVAS myView, and SAVVAS myPerspectives to develop literacy skills in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, analysis, and evaluation of texts. Students develop their skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and language use as described in the state standards for each grade level.


Dysart schools use Discovery Science Tech book curriculum, as well as Generation Genius and Mystery Science. Students actively participate in science practices, and look through the lens of cross cutting concepts, as they explore the content described in the state standards for each grade level.

Social Studies

Dysart Schools use McGraw Hill Networks and Impact as well as Discovery Education curriculums for the instruction of Social Studies. Students engage in inquiry based instruction where they explore the various content described in the state standards for each grade level.


The Dysart Unified School District Preschool Program offers a developmental approach to learning which includes art, music, motor, pre-literacy and readiness activities for both typically developing students and students with identified needs.

Growing Minds

Our mantra is “learn through play.” Learn through play is a core value that supports cognitive skills, physical growth, new vocabulary, social skills, and literacy skills.

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Developmental preschool services are provided by certified special education and related services staff based on identified student needs.

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Role Model

Opportunity for typically developing young children to attend preschool and serve as a peer model to foster collaboration, development and tolerance.

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HMH Into Reading

Students will build strong reading foundational literacy, writing, listening, and speaking skills with Into Reading. Students receive 120 minutes of reading and writing instruction everyday to ensure we are growing strong readers.

Math in Focus

Students learn foundational skills and are challenged to become fluent mathematicians with Math in Focus. They use problem solving skills to understand the meaning of numbers, graphs, shapes, and more. The hands-on manipulatives also offer the opportunity to solve problems with real life applications.

Illustrative Math

Illustrative Math is a new program that will build mathematics skills, and grow our students into life-long math learners. Students look at numbers in multiple ways and learn to work together to solve math problems.