CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION OVERVIEW

 The curriculum used in Mount Pleasant classrooms is designed to meet, and exceed the standards established by the New York State Department of Education. As a member of the Race to the Top (RTT) initiative, New York has adopted new standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics known as the New York Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). The CCLS define what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level so that they will be prepared for success in the global economy. The New York State Education Department is phasing in new assessments that are aligned to the new standards. Learn more about the Common Core Curriculum and Assessments from the links below.

Mount Pleasant teachers are currently engaged in updating curriculum maps to reflect the new standards and the new expectations for learning. New York Learns serves as a repository for our curriculum, providing the opportunity for review and reflection across content areas and grade levels. To learn more about your child's grade level curriculum, visit the Mount Pleasant Central School District's curriculum maps.

The district offers many opportunities for parents to participate in their child’s education. I encourage you to attend PTA meetings, building-level information sessions, parent conferences and Board of Education meetings. In addition, there are several district-level committees that include parent representatives in their membership.

Read how our instructional program  is changing to better meet the needs of all learners. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding teaching and learning in Mount Pleasant.

Mary A. Ellis
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
914-769-5500
mellis@mtplcsd.org