Director of Curriculum and Assessment
LaToya Berry-Coleman – email
Collinsville Unit 10 curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of all of our students. Curriculum is designed using current best practices in education in all classrooms, however, instructional strategies may vary from room to room. Core curriculum areas, including language arts, mathematics, science and social science are aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core.
The elementary curriculum includes music and physical education, as well as instrumental music and vocal music programs at the intermediate school (grades 5-6), in addition to the core curriculum. Services are provided by Title I Specialists for students in need of additional support at the elementary schools. Dorris Intermediate School has an intramural program for students during the lunch hours, and band, chorus and basketball programs that are offered as extracurricular activities.
The middle school (grades 7-8) curriculum includes music appreciation, physical education, art, health, vocal music and band, in addition to the core curriculum. Collinsville Middle School also offers a wide range of sports and organizations for students to participate in outside of the regular school day.
Collinsville High School offers two curricula areas, college preparatory and career and technical. Courses are taught in the areas of art, business, foreign language, family and consumer sciences, industrial arts, language arts, mathematics, music, science, social studies and special education. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered at CHS in many of the core academic areas. A variety of sports and organizations are offered to students outside of the educational setting.
Collinsville Area Vocational School, adjacent to the CHS Campus, offers courses in auto body, automotive maintenance technology, building trades, early childhood education, criminal justice, electronics, engineering, food services, health occupations, precision machining technology, web & graphic design, and welding. Dual credit is offered in conjunction with Southwestern Illinois College for students meeting the requirements of the program at CAVC.
The Director of Curriculum and Assessment’s Office oversees the development of the curriculum at all levels for the Collinsville School District. Other responsibilities associated with the curriculum development are textbook adoptions and purchases, coordination of curriculum meetings (grade level and departmental), report card modifications and rubrics, and staff development.
The office also oversees the following:
- Elementary Music and Physical Education Programs
- English Language Learners
- Institute and In-service Days
- ESSA Consolidated Grants (Title I, II and IV)
- Pre-kindergarten Program
- Professional Travel
- Response to Intervention
- School and District Improvement Plans
- Summer School
- Testing and Assessment