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, ESL Specialist, 248.726.3155
Irene Larson, School Improvement and Grants, 248.726.3156
Parent Information Meeting for Middle School Accelerated Math and Advanced Language Arts
Parents/Guardians of incoming 6th graders should have received letters indicating whether or not their students have been recommended for accelerated math and/or advanced language arts. Parents of students who did not qualify can exercise the right to waive their students into these classes. Additionally, parents of students entering 7th or 8th grade who did not qualify for advanced or accelerated classes may appeal the decision. In both cases, parents must attend one of two information sessions:
- Thursday, June 18, 7-8 PM
- Monday, June 22, 10-11 AM
Reading and Writing Interest Survey for 6th Grade Advanced Language Arts
Each RCS 5th grader was given a Reading and Writing Interest Survey to assist parents as they determine whether or not to file a waiver to have their students placed into Advanced Language Arts 6. Parents received a letter that contained a percentage score from a survey that students completed in the spring.
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!
Email the Curriculum Department
- Michael Behrmann, Executive Director of Elementary Education
- Carrie Lawler, Executive Director of Secondary Education
- Karen Gelardi, ESL Specialist
- Irene Larson, School Improvement and Grants
- Sheila Scovic, Elementary Program Consultant
- Bryan Lindstrom, Secondary Social Studies Consultant
- Lisa Ogiemwonyi, Secondary Science Consultant
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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