• Curriculum and Instruction 


    Welcome to the AUHSD Curriculum and Instruction Department. The department encompasses a variety of services in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology, Professional Development, Title II coordination, and various student services.
    Our Goals
    We strive to offer a comprehensive and balanced curriculum based on the California State Standards. The district offers a rigorous curriculum to meet the needs of a student population from which over 95% of graduates continue their education at colleges and universities throughout the United States. AUHSD curriculum is intended to promote intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, and independent learners.
    NEW -- Ethnic Studies
    A key development for the 2024-2025 school year is the addition of an ethnic studies graduation requirement, starting with next year’s sophomores (Class of 2027). The addition of this graduation requirement aligns with recent California legislation and California Education Code. Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, all AUHSD sophomores will take a semester-long course on ethnic studies: an interdisciplinary field that includes history, literature, economics, sociology, anthropology, and political science. Sophomores will take this course either the semester before or the semester after their required semester-long Human and Social Development course. The AUHSD ethnic studies course will foster the understanding and appreciation of different cultures, and students will develop critical reading, writing, presentation, and analytical skills. In alignment with the California Department of Education’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, the AUHSD course will focus on the following racial/ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Americans, Latina/o/x Americans, and Native Americans. 

    More Information
    Please visit the links on the side menu for more information related to the curriculum and instruction in the Acalanes Union High School District.

    Contact Information:
    Associate Superintendent, Educational Services
    925-280-3900 ext. 6625

    Mary Rodriguez
    Director, Educational Services & Technology
    925-280-3900 ext. 6607