Muskegon Public Schools' instructional philosophy is student centered. We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. For that reason, we place special emphasis on abstract thinking and problem solving, cooperative learning, hands-on science, interactive technology, real world activities, and life skills.
Muskegon Public Schools has a broad, rich, and comprehensive curriculum, the description of which is available in each building. Each year, several areas of the curriculum are studied to consider recommendations for change in the content and/or the instructional materials used.
In 1997, the Michigan State Board of Education adopted the Michigan Curriculum Framework which includes standards and benchmarks for the four curriculum areas.
Muskegon Public Schools K-12 programs aligned with the Michigan Framework include Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. In 1999-00, revised curricula and new materials were adopted by the Board of Education for Science K-8 and Language Arts 9-12. Language Arts K-8, Physical Education K-5, Art and Music K-8, and Integrated Technology K-12 were also revised, and these were adopted by the Board of Education.
K-5 math and handwriting curricula and materials were adopted by the Board of Education. Implementation of the new curricula began in the 2002-2003 school year.
A complete copy of the core curriculum and instructional program is also available in all school buildings.
Questions or Comments
General questions or information requests regarding instruction at Muskegon Public Schools may be directed to Kristina Martinez Precious, Executive Director for Curriculum Services, at (231) 720-2058.