The four initiatives within the Academic Plan that drive instructional effectiveness and student achievement are:
1. Authentic Literacy
2. Select Teaching Strategies
3. Framework for Instruction
4. Rigorous Curriculum
The Norristown Area School District began implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and Language Arts during the 2011-2012 school year. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.