Curriculum Overview

The Humboldt School District is committed to helping each student reach key educational benchmarks, including the ability not only to retain educational material but also to competently apply these skills as a lifetime learner. In the Humboldt School District, curriculum is defined as “the what.” The district’s curriculum outlines represent what students are expected to know and be able to do. Instruction is “how” the district supports student learning. Teachers and administrators will differentiate, based on student needs, in order for all students to meet and exceed expectations. In addition, assessment is the means by which the district determines student mastery and proficiency based on defined expectations.



Elementary students receive a strong foundation in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The district-wide curriculum is closely aligned with state and national standards and sequentially develops students’ abilities in critical thinking and problem solving. Humboldt Elementary Charter School students use technology as a research and learning tool daily. A Schoolwide Title and Special Education specialized curriculum is also utilized and managed to meet the needs of individual students.

Humboldt Middle school students also receive a strong foundation in the basic skills area. Mathematics, reading/language arts, social studies, and science courses are the core courses. Elective courses are offered in spanish, family and consumer sciences, agriculture science, health and wellness, building trades, multi-media technology, art, music, and physical education. The middle school’s extra-curricular activity program develops personal areas of interest. In addition, a special curriculum is provided for academically gifted students and students needing special education services. Full special education services are available for students with disabilities. Students also receive lessons on character education and drug-abuse resistance skills.

Humboldt High School offers a wide range of academic opportunities to support students’ individual education and career goals. In addition to a strong core curriculum, courses are offered in art, family and consumer science, agriculture science, building trades, multi-media technology, yearbook, newspaper, digital photography, digital broadcasting, physical education, and spanish. Community service opportunities also are available. Students may take courses for concurrent college credit through Allen Community College. A wide range of extra-curricular activities are offered to develop personal areas of interest. In addition, a special curriculum is provided for academically gifted students and students needing special education services.

Core Standards

Curriculum Maps