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Welcome to the Rochester Community Schools Curriculum Department Website!

Michael Behrmann, Executive Director of Elementary Education, 248.726.3130
Carrie Lawler, Executive Director of Secondary Education, 248.726.3131

Karen Gelardi, Director of School Improvement and Supplemental Programs, 248.726.3155
Robin Carter, CTE/CFE Coordinator, 248.726.3179

Now Available!  RCS Elementary (K-5) Core Academic Curriculum Mapping Website for Parents!

Click here for easy to understand information regarding the Common Core State Standards for Parents!

RCS 5th to 6th Grade Advance and Accelerated Courses Information

RCS is pleased to offer the opportunity for middle school students to qualify for placement in advanced and accelerated level courses.  5th grade students are assessed in late winter/early spring for eligibilty (placement) in 6th grade advanced/accelerated courses. Although RCS makes recommendations to parents regarding placement, parents reserve the choice to "waive" their students into these courses. We anticipate parents will be notified by mid-April of their students' recommended placement.  Current 6th and 7th grade students also are given the option to qualify for advanced/accelerated courses in the spring.  There is an appeals process for those students that do not qualify.  Parents must attend an informational meeting regarding waivers and appeals if they are interested in waiving or appealing. These meetings will be held on:  April 17 (6:30 PM), April 20 (9:30 AM) and April 20 (7:15 PM).  Please see the video below to learn more about the coursework as well as the brochures in the file below.

Advanced 6th Grade Coursework Video for Parents and Students

New: Everyday Math Parent Resources

We are pleased to provide "Quick Start" reference guides to help you access the array of online resources that Everyday Math provides.  Click here for additional information for your child's ConnectEd (Everyday Math online resources) account.

RCS introduces Chinese language and culture exposure in elementary and middle school!  View the video below to learn more about Chinese and our District's Strategic Plan!

Click here to access our Chinese Instruction Page.

Rochester Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, familial status, arrest record or physical and mental disabilities in accordance with the Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) MCL 37.2206, Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act (PWCRA), MCL 37.1206, Title II, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (8U.S.C., Section 1324A Et.Seq.) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, individuals will not be excluded from, or be denied, the benefits of participation in any program or activity for which the Board is responsible. Rochester Community Schools has designated the following individuals as Compliance Coordinators: Title IX, Title II and Section 504 – Students: Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3106; Equal Employment Opportunity/Section 504 for non-students: Executive Director of Human Resources, 501 W. University, Rochester, MI 48307 (248)726-3110