Welcome to the Curriculum Office!
The Seaford School District is committed to providing an educational program that is truly meaningful, beneficial and addresses the varying needs of our students. We provide our students with curriculum materials and activities that are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards. Keeping abreast of new developments regarding instruction and curriculum, the District diligently provides updates and professional development for staff members. The District remains steadfast in its efforts to be reflective toward the goal of continual improvement and enhancement of program and activities.
At the elementary level students develop their English Language Arts skills through Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshops. The District has a three tier Response to Intervention (RtI) plan that details the array of reading/writing support that is offered to eligible students. In mathematics, the District adopted the GoMath program. To address the new New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), teachers are utilizing materials and curriculum from FOSS kits. For the past number of years, we have subscribed to the Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES social studies curriculum materials. Starting in the 2019 - 2020 school year the District has incorporated Project Lead the Way (PLTW) modules for all grades.
At Seaford Middle School our teachers have written ELA and curriculum units based on the New York State Learning Standards and materials provided by New York State. In addition, 6th grade will be utilizing the Teachers College Writing units of study and during the 2022 - 2023 school year 7th grade will follow suit. Similarly, in mathematics, curriculum units have been aligned with the new Next Generation Math Standards. Grade 6 is utilizing the Go Math program. A new scope and sequence in science was created for grade 6 and 7 that aligns with the New York State Science Learning Standards, with all 8th grade students enrolled in the Regents-level Living Environment course. Our social studies teachers have all been trained in the new social studies framework and as a result are adjusting their instruction and curriculum. A new textbook and digital resources have been added to the 6th grade social studies course. Instruction in World Languages commences in grade 7 with students having a choice between Spanish and French. Rounding out the schedule for a Seaford Middle School student are courses in subject areas mandated by New York State including: Health, Technology, Family Consumer Science, Art, and Music. The PLTW program at the middle school has students learning the coding process.
Seaford High School offers its students a robust selection of courses that addresses their academic needs and interests. Besides the State-aligned Regents level classes, students can choose from an array of college level courses (AP, SUPA, LIU) in various subject areas. In addition, our high school offers a full complement of classes in art, business, coding and technology. Our music program provides students an opportunity to perform in a variety of music groups. Keeping an eye on post high school academics, Seaford High School students can delve into the area of research by enrolling in the AP Capstone two-year program and/or our Science Research coursework.
To address the social-emotional needs of our students and to be compliant with the New York State mandate for the implementation of a mental health curriculum K-12, we have instituted the Lions Quest program. Woven into our instructional program K-12 are our efforts to incorporate the Habits of Mind and the Ruler Program.
With the advent of our instructional technology initiative, all students in grades 6 through 12 have been provided a mobile device that they can take home. At the elementary level each classroom has a cart loaded with devices for student use in school. Each student in grades K - 2 students have access to their own iPad and students in grades 3 - 5 are equipped with their own in-class laptop.
For more information about our programs, click on the Curriculum Links tab located on the left-side of this page. The Curriculum Office, located at the Manor School, is comprised of the Deputy Superintendent John A. Striffolino, the Executive Director for Instructional Technology and STEM Thomas Lynch and the Executive Director for Humanities Dr. Charles Leone. Our PPS Director Mary Catherine Culella-Sun and Assistant Director Joane Vincent, Director of Technology and Information Systems Fred Kaden and the Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Kevin Witt have offices located at Seaford High School.
In addition, there are several Lead Teachers/Chairpersons for the various academic departments and they are stationed in either the High School or the Middle School.