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Curriculum & Instruction

Valdosta City Schools uses the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) as the foundation for instruction in all K-12 classrooms. The GSE reflect current educational research and provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.” The performance standards isolate and identify the skills needed to use the knowledge and skills to problem-solve, reason, communicate, and make connections with other information. They also tell the teacher how to assess the extent to which the student knows the material or can manipulate and apply the information. 

To learn more visit GeorgiaStandards.org
 

Dara Holt
PK-5 ELA, Math, & Social Studies Curriculum Director
1204 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
p (229) 671-6062
dholt@gocats.org 
 
Dr. Alex Alvarez
6-12 Math & K-12 Science Curriculum Director
1204 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
p (229) 671-6023
f (229) 241-2746
 
Dr. David Cole
6-12 ELA & Social Studies Curriculum Director
1204 Williams Street
Valdosta, GA 31602
p (229) 671-6064
f (229) 241-2746
dcole@gocats.org