The Curriculum and Instruction Department provides leadership for standards-based teaching and assessing in district schools to increase student access and engagement, close achievement and opportunity gaps, and support student learning and success. Department staff members coordinate the implementation of standards, and the adoption, development, integration, and implementation of curriculum aligned to standards.

Student learning is the center of our work at Gulf Shores City Schools.  Collaboratively, we strive to provide all our children with engaging and enriching learning experiences, while remaining conscious of their diverse and unique learning styles. Our curricula (what students need to know, understand, and be able to do), instruction (how we help students attain such knowledge), assessments (how students demonstrate knowledge and understanding), and professional development (how we support and expand teacher learning) serve as equal domains towards the improvement of student learning.

GSCS is supported by the collective vision, values, and strategic plan of our learning community and the principles associated with continuous improvement.  Our fine teachers, administrators, and support staff are all focused on building our capacity to provide a world class education to each student.  We consistently review our instructional practices and curriculum to ensure that our programs are tailored to meet the diverse needs of all of our students. 

Our work is quite comprehensive; however, much of it falls within the following broad areas:

  • All aspects of curriculum and instruction
  • Local and state testing and assessment programs
  • Management of instructional data and technology
  • Instructional personnel
  • Student registration and residency