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Curriculum at TAES

Common Core

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. In addition, implementation of these real-world standards is designed with student success as an outcome, thus leading to closing the Achievement Gap and acceleration of student progress.

Implementation of the standards requires that teachers mindfully address instructional shifts and pedagogy and have the content knowledge and critical thinking strategies needed for our diverse student population to be college and career ready.

Check out the website that allows you to read about the standards’ history, see the states that are using the state standards and see all of the language arts and math standards from kindergarten through high school.  Also, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher with any questions about Common Core and how it affects your child’s education.

Eureka Math

Eureka Math—also known as Engage NY—is a complete, Pre-K through 12 curriculum that carefully sequences the mathematical progressions into expertly crafted modules. Eureka provides educators with a comprehensive curriculum, in-depth professional development, books, and support materials.

Support at home: Eureka Parent Support


Fundations is a supplemental core program in grades K-2 which is a multi-sensory early literacy program that focuses on:

  • phonemic awareness 
  • phonics/word study
  • high-frequency word study
  • reading fluency
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension strategies
  • handwriting
  • spelling

Visit the Wilson Language website for more information about Fundations.

Benchmark Advance

Benchmark Education Company

Tierra Antigua Students have daily lessons using the Benchmark Advance Reading/Language Arts program.  Benchmark Advance is a research-based, comprehensive Reading Language Arts program for grades K-6 that gives educators the resources they need to help all students succeed. These programs are built to address key shifts in curriculum and instruction to meet the demands of the new standards. 

Rigorous, integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction meets the needs of districts implementing a reading collaborative, balanced approach, or workshop model, and enables all students to master rigorous learning goals with strong resources for differentiated instruction and responsive teaching based upon ongoing assessments. Benchmark Advance is the APS District-Wide literacy program.

Support at home: Parents and students can access online Benchmark Advance support



Tierra Antigua STEAM Team strives to inspire students to take interest in technology and engineering while learning vital skill sets necessary in the 21st Century. STEAM is the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We provide students with an educational experience that fosters engagement, creativity, and enriches through unique hands-on activities and lessons. Concepts for our lab are derived from Next Gen Standards. By providing teachers STEAM resources and materials, we will enhance our students' academic careers.