Secondary Curriculum Instructional Services
Welcome to the Miami Trace Secondary Curriculum Website. Our team affirms that the written, taught, and assessed curriculum areas are completely aligned in order to support student growth and achievement. The curriculum used at Miami Trace is designed to prepare students for the career and/or college pathways.
All of our pacing guides, otherwise known as curriculum maps, have been revised to incorporate the 2010 state standards in science and social studies along with the 2010 common core English Language Arts and mathematics. The elective courses have also been revised to mirror state or national standards. Ohio Department of Education recommends that all new standards be implemented by the 2013-2014 school year.
Both Miami Trace Middle School and Miami Trace High School have incorporated national assessments with a career component into the curriculum. The 8th grade students take the Explore; the results from this test assist students in determining their options for educational pathways upon entering high school. The 10th grade students take the PLAN; results from this test continue to support career pathways while indicating which curricular areas need challenged or strengthened. Both tests are linked to the ACT, which many students complete in order to apply for post-secondary facilities.
While the current graduation requirement is passing all five parts of the Ohio Graduation Tests (administered for the initial time in 10th grade), state officials are presenting information on End of Course Exams. Miami Trace will continue to prepare students for the OGTs while also keeping open to the next generation assessments (exams).
Finally, all students in grades 6-12 receive components of character education designed to promote student body growth in respect, responsibility, self-discipline, and citizenship. We combine our activities with our district TEAM philosophy. While many individuals equate the word – SCHOOL - to the academic world, it also encompasses the social learning that occurs in our community.
Thank you for visiting the secondary curriculum web page. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.