Curriculum at Sallie B. Howard

Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education follows a curriculum widely known as the Common Core State Standards. This curriculum enables students to move progressively from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade building on their essential skills as they matriculate. 

This curriculum seeks to establish consistent educational standards across all states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing courses at two- or -four-year college programs or to enter the workforce (College and Career Readiness or CCR).


  • Research and evidence based.
  • Clear, understandable, and consistent
  • Aligned with college and career expectations
  • Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills.
  • Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards.
  • Informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society.
In addition to our core instruction, we also provide interventions to help our students strengthen their reading and math skills. Corrective Math and Corrective Reading are two programs offered to our students in grades 3- 8. These interventions are incorporated within our daily schedule are provided for students who have proven to need support in these areas.