The elementary instructional program focuses on literacy skills through the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students also learn mathematics and develop skills to become effective problem solvers. Elementary students study the basic concepts of social studies, science, arts, and health. Students also develop the ability to work independently and as part of a group.
During the middle grades, students are moving from childhood to adolescence and their bodies are undergoing major changes. Students are interacting with many more students and with more adults than they did in elementary school. Most middle school students have a different teacher for each subject. The instructional program for grades six to eight reinforces basic skills learned in elementary school and prepares students for the more complex work that will be required in high school.
Washington County’s high schools prepare students for the future. The high school instructional program addresses the needs of students who are entering the workforce, preparing for adult responsibility or continuing their education at the post-secondary level. Among the many opportunities, students may pursue one of numerous career and technology completer pathways and engage in Advanced Placement or other rigorous courses and programs. Interested students also have the opportunity to study at one of the growing number of magnet programs or Academies as well as at Washington County Technical High School or the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.