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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!

Intra-district Open Enrollment Process Announced for 2017-18

Open Enrollment is for families who reside within the RCS attendance boundaries and would like to apply to have their child attend a school other than their home school. The application period for the 2017-18 school year will be February 27th - March 17th. Families will be notified of the status of their application the week of March 27. Musson, Hugger, and Baldwin Elementary will be closed to open enrollment applications for the 2017-18 school year, unless a sibling is currently enrolled at one of the buildings.

The Curriculum Department assessed intra-district open enrollment procedures in order to promote equity of opportunity across the district, enhance efficiencies, and provide balance to the schools which are at, or nearing, maximum levels. Changes were then presented to the Superintendent's Policy and Curriculum committee. Please note that special circumstances will be addressed on an individual basis. Key points are as follows:

Secondary: Open enrollment will be granted to students in grades 6 through 12 for those students who concurrently have a sibling enrolled at the building requested.

Elementary: For students entering grades K-5, open enrollment requests will be granted to children whose siblings are currently attending a school under open enrollment. Students entering grades K-5 who do not have siblings currently in attendance at a school under open enrollment will be considered using the following criteria:

  • Available physical space at schools and/or grade levels within schools.
  • Some schools may be closed to open enrollment for the subsequent school year.
  • Contractual planning ratios and legal contractual limits.
  • Space for anticipated growth/projections and special programs assigned to the building.

In addition, the following will apply:

  • Students open enrolled prior to the 2017-18 school year who are changing levels (elementary to middle; middle to high) will automatically be enrolled in the school according to the open enrollment path, unless the parent/guardian notifies the office of student enrollment.
  • Beginning with new open enrollment requests for the 2017-18 school year, students will be assigned to the school in their home attendance area when changing levels (elementary to middle; middle to high).

We will continue to monitor open enrollment procedures. Your support is greatly appreciated as we work to ensure processes focus on positive student growth and learning across the district.

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.

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.

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