Our curriculum is aligned with the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and includes individualized, skill-based assignments for the introduction and practice of basic skills. However, our emphasis is on integrated, thematic units that often use hands-on, innovative activities and projects designed to give students practice in applying the educational standards while strengthening their twentieth-century skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication.


CURRICULUM Maps  Highland’s Math and ELA Curriculum Maps   (Note: These curriculum maps are subject to change.)

K-1 Class: Math   ELA   Unit Topics

2-3 Class: Math   ELA   Unit Topics

4-6 Class: Math   ELA   Unit Topics


2016-17 Units of Study    (Link to Topic Calendar– Since dates are subject to change- please consult current postings to find the most accurate information)

August 22-26: Geography & Maps

August 29 – September 2: Arizona Geography & Landmarks

September 6-16: Ecosystems- Rainforest

September 19-30: Native Americans

October 3-7: Economics

October 10-21: Middle Ages

October 24 – November 4: Civics & Government

November 7-18: Space

November 28 – December 2: Western Religions

December 5-22: Theater/Winter Play

January 9-13: Olympics

January 17-27: Biography

January 30 – February 3: Careers & Work Place

February 6-22: Scientific Method- Matter & Chemistry

February 27 – March 3: Ecology

March 6-17: Explorers

March 20-24: School Dance

March 27-31: Renaissance

April 3-21: Technology & Media

April 24 – May 5: Colonialism & Revolution

May 8-12: Wetlands/Swamps/Ponds

May 15-19: Senses

May 22-26: Build-It Bridges


AZCCRS (Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards) Support