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In the Dysart Unified School District, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade have four core subjects: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Each student has classes each day in those subject areas. We also provide opportunities based on the unique needs and characteristics of students identified as Gifted. For more information on Curriculum, please visit our iPlan website for detailed grade level information.

Additionally students have special area classes that supplement the day. Special Area classes include Fine Arts, Physical Education, and the iExplore Lab. Special area class rotations and options vary, so check with your school to find out what is available. To view the standards for each grade level, please visit the Arizona Department of Education website.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Grading Guidelines

Review the grading guidelines to understand how you can help your student can be successful in the Dysart Unified School District.

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Testing & Assessment

View testing information and explanations for the Dysart Unified School District. Additionally, a calendar of assessments is available.

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Special Education

Dysart offers a continuum of special education and related services for students with disabilities who are identified as such and require specially designed instruction to meet their unique learning and needs.

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Gifted Education

Dysart aims to deliver educational programs designed to assist gifted individuals to achieve their full potential in academics, community leadership, and creativity.

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School Focus Areas

Many of our Dysart schools have unique focus areas (i.e. STEM/STEAM, back-to-basics, etc.) in order to meet individual student needs and aspirations. These focus areas provide unique learning experiences for students, create additional opportunities to apply academic learning in a real-world context, and build a shared sense of community and school ownership in each neighborhood.