The learning goals and the underlying assumptions of the curriculum help to determine the classroom objectives, units, methods and strategies that become the day to day activity of students and teachers.
Curriculum defines what students learn, the focus and the format of learning, how students are challenged and assessed, what is expected of them. Curriculum provides the underlying meaning and significance of learning.
In an information rich, technologically changing, complex world, curriculum programs must constantly be reexamined. Chardon's curriculum is revised on a seven-year cycle. A quality curriculum is the foundation for high quality educational programs.
Ed Klein, Ph.D, Assistant Superintendent