Curriculum at Festival Foothills Elementary School

  • We teach our students about the importance of education, and we aim to help them in every way we can to enjoy learning.

Academic Standards

  • Arizona is working to implement academic standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies called Arizona’s  Standards. The Arizona Standards will ensure your child has the academic knowledge and skills to be successful in college, career, and life. Academic standards set the expectation for what students need to know and be able to do in each grade and subject. They form the foundation of what teachers teach and students learn in the classroom.
    The new standards are important because they will not only improve what your child learns, but how he learns by teaching critical-thinking, problem solving, and effective communication skills. They will also better prepare your child to compete for the jobs of the future with students from around the world.

    The new standards and future assessments will also be consistent across states, which means that as families move to a new state or to a new school district, their teachers will be able to better assess your child’s abilities and know where he/she may need support in a way that is not possible now.

    Arizona K-12 Academic Standards - English Language Arts

    Arizona K-12 Academic Standards - Mathematics

    Teachers follow the set state curriculum standards for each subject matter. Check out a listing of all state standards.

    To learn more, visit the Arizona Department of Education. Also, check out Parents' Guide for Student Success.