• Piloted Curriculum

    Physical Science Pilot Notification

    November 2020

    Lake Stevens School District is in the process of piloting curriculum for the ninth-grade Physical Science course at Cavelero Mid High School. The Curriculum Commission will consider the feedback from the community, students and staff members to make a decision about the instructional materials at the completion of the pilot.

    The curriculum we are piloting has been developed by our team of science educators at Cavelero. The decision to develop our own curriculum followed a curriculum review process throughout the 2018-19 school year and summer where we learned that commercially available curricula that had been updated to reflect the new science learning standards in Washington were not effective for our ninth-graders. Instead, they were adaptations of more advanced elective curricula and left our students struggling for comprehension. The team is very experienced at maximizing the available resources and developing lesson content that supports our ninth-grade learners employing current best practices for science learning.

    To learn more about the curricula, please visit the following website:
    Ninth-Grade Physical Science - An Open Education Resource (OER)

    A copy of the piloted curriculum is available for your review at the Educational Service Center, 12309 22nd St NE. If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact Mike Snow, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction at 425-335-1500 or mike_snow@lkstevens.wednet.edu.

    ELA Pilot Notification

    Nov. 9, 2020

    Lake Stevens School District is in the process of beginning to pilot curriculum for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade English courses. In the winter and spring we will be piloting these curriculums at Lake Stevens Middle School, North Lake Middle School and Cavelero Mid High School. The Curriculum Commission will consider the feedback from the community, students and staff members to make a decision about the instructional materials at the completion of the pilots.

    The two curriculums we are piloting are Amplify and Savvas. These two curriculums were chosen to be piloted by a core team of sixth- through eighth-grade English teachers after a curriculum review process throughout the 2019-20 school year and summer.To learn more about each of the curricula, please visit the following websites:

    As these pilots begin you may notice a change in your child’s curriculum, but not in the learning. Teachers may spend more time in live sessions with your students to help them navigate the piloted curriculum as well.

    Copies of the piloted curriculums are available for your review at the Educational Service Center. If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to contact Mike Snow, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction at 425-335-1500 or mike_snow@lkstevens.wednet.edu.