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Teaching and Learning

Secondary English/Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum

About every seven years, school districts go through an adoption process for primary curriculum. This process is overseen by procurement code and state law. It involves creating a Request for Proposals (RFP) that is posted through a system called Periscope Source so that any company meeting the requirements can compete for the contract.

SLCSD has just completed the review process for a new 7-12 ELA curriculum. This process was conducted by a team of 18 educators, invited from every secondary school, and representing each grade level. Many members of the committee were also parents of students in the district. 

Two (2) programs have passed the criteria established by the committee. The final determining factor for the awarding of the contract will be the cost of the program. The points for the program were arranged to award 75% for the curriculum aspects of the program and 25% for the cost of the program. As the curriculum points are all submitted, the cost is the final factor. The cost portion of the contract, which has been sealed, will be opened and the contract award made on March 8. This will determine the program that will be adopted for 7-12 English/Language Arts instruction in SLCSD.

The two programs are Study Sync published by McGraw-Hill and My Perspectives published by Savvas. If you would like to preview the two programs that made the final consideration, they are available to view at the District Office, 440 East 100 South, room 116.

Thursday, March 3 
1:00 - 5:30 PM 

Monday, March 7
1:00 - 5:30 PM

During the week of March 14, the points for the cost of the program (the final 25% of the score) will be awarded. When the cost points are awarded, the total score will determine the program that is adopted by SLCSD. If you would like to preview the awarded program, it will be available to view at the District Office, 440 East 100 South, room 116.

CANCELLED **Program Award Not Yet Made ** Wednesday, March 16

Next date: 

Thursday, March 24
3:00 - 6:00 PM

We have provided links to the publisher's materials for both programs that met all the criteria. We have also linked to the criteria used to review the program. The criteria was excerpted from the complete RFP.

Study Sync 6-8 Overview Brochure

Study Sync 9-12 Overview Brochure

My Perspectives 6-12 Overview Brochure

2022 Secondary ELA Review Criteria

Contact Administration via e-mail with questions regarding:

New Course Application

Course Credit      

State Core Course Codes  Course Name Changes

(Please send course requests to, with a copy to




Tiffany Hall

Tiffany Hall

Executive Director-Teaching and Learning


Gwen Servan-Hensley

Gwen Servan-Hensley

Admin. Assistant To Exec. Director of Teaching and Learning


Please send course requests (new course, course name change) by email to, with a copy to