Education standards describe what students should know and are typically based on grade level. At Burr Oak Community Schools, we develop Educational Development Plans (EDPs) for each student and take their individual needs into account. We value the individual progress of each child and grade level is relevant, only because it gives us general information to help determine what interventions a child might need and where to place them in regard to classroom and/or special education goals.

We follow Common Core Standards in math and English, but keep in mind, CC standards are guidelines. They do not dictate every aspect of your child's education. The following is a list of links that will take you to other sites if you would like to dig into curriculum information more deeply.

  • ELA: English Language Arts Curriculum

    • Grades K-5 My View Literacy (adopted 2022)

    • Grades 7-12 Book Studies Curriculum

      • Grade 12 reads:

        Shroud for a Nightingale,


        Frankenstein, Independent Choice

      • Grade 11 reads: Tuesdays with Morrie,

        The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,

        1984, Independent Choice

      • Grade 10 reads: Romeo and Juliet, 

        Cold Mountain,

        Of Mice and Men, Independent Choice

      • Grade 9 reads: The Glass Castle,

        Fahrenheit 451, Cilka's Journey, Lord of the Flies, Independent Choice

      • Grade 8 reads: Tattooist of Auschwitz, Looking for Alaska, Animal Farm, The Other Side of the Sky, Independent Choice

      • Grade 7 reads: Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The Giver, The Outsiders

      • Grade 6 reads: Maze Runner, Touching Spirit Bear, War Horse

      • Grade 5 reads: Maniac Magee, Bud Not Buddy, Wizard of Oz, Sideways Stories for Wayside Schools

        • Students in these grades will also be taught speaking, writing, and listening standards, which are built into the book studies. In addition, there are third party applications that might be used by teachers for intervention. Some of those include, but are not limited to: noredink (grammar rules practice), IXL, blogs, wikis, etc.

  • Math: (follow link to see standards by grade level)

    Mathematics identify grade level expectations, skills, and goals. The standards engage students in expectations surrounding eight standards for math practice. Included are units that outline key skills and common assessments that teachers within each grade level incorporate into their classrooms.

  • Social Studies Follow this link to see standards and lessons by grade level.

  • Science Standards

    • Grades 5-8 : Amplify (adopted 2022) science involves hands-on investigation through literacy rich units that also includes writing and argumentative discussions between students when trying to prove hypotheses. Follow the link for more details.

    • Grades K-4: Science Curriculum Standard units built by Michigan teachers and educational professionals that support Michigan's science standards.

  • Burr Oak High School District Curriculum Guide &Course Catalog 2022-2023

Preschool - Great Start Readiness Program

Our preschool program centers around teachers igniting students' interests by creating play centers that encourage them to learn. The adult educators in the room interact with the students and model positive behaviors and conversations that teach self regulation, age appropriate academics, and social emotional skills.

The GSRP 4-year old program uses the High Scope Curriculum, which includes daily routines, the adult interaction, a learning environment that builds on student interests, and ongoing assessments gathered through observations and interactions. High Scope Curriculum Information