California has upgraded all core academic subjects – English Language Arts, mathematics, science, history/social science and English Language Development to give students the critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed in 21st century college and careers. Orcutt Union School District has transitioned to the new standards.

Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. In addition to the content standards, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted curriculum frameworks for kindergarten through grade twelve. Taken together, the content standards and the curriculum frameworks describe what educators and professionals in the field expect kindergarten through grade twelve students to know and be able to do. Based on national research in education and the specific content area, the frameworks (which incorporate the applicable content standards) provide a firm foundation for curriculum and instruction by describing the scope and sequence of the knowledge and skills all students need to master. In turn, the frameworks provide direction to the textbook publishers in that each framework includes criteria for the evaluation of instructional resources. 


Essential Standards – Math

Mathematics Framework
from the California Department of Education

California Common Core State Standards 

Math Standards


Kindergarten Games – Individual pdfs

1st Grade Games – Individual pdfs

2nd Grade Games – Individual pdfs

3rd Grade Games – Individual pdfs

Number Sense K-2


Science Framework
from the California Department of Education

Next Generation Science Standards

English Language Development

Health Education

Health Framework
from the California Department of Education

Content Standards
for Health Education

California Healthy Youth Act

Physical Education

Our Vision

  • As the heart of the communities we serve, the Orcutt Union School District will foster high levels of student success through multiple pathways of learning. Our highly trained, dedicated staff will offer all students a world-class education, that leads the way in innovation and creativity, and will be known for its caring, collaborative and inclusive culture.​

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