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The mission of the Curriculum Department is to increase student achievement through the provision of systemic innovative curricula characterized by standards and research-based educational programs that deliver effective and differentiated instruction in partnership with schools, families, and the diverse PVSchools community.

In PVSchools, we engage, inspire, and nurture students through high-quality instruction, meaningful educational opportunities, and dynamic learning experiences. Curriculum, adhering to Arizona state standards, is adopted transparently with opportunities for community feedback.

Curriculum Adoptions

To nurture creativity, curiosity, and strategic thinking through dynamic learning experiences, PVSchools routinely evaluates curriculum resources and provides recommendations for curriculum adoptions.

Learn more about current adoptions

Mercury Mine Elementary School incorporates the Core Knowledge® academic curriculum

K-6th grade students have a Special Area Class with a state certified specialist each day. Special area classes teach Physical Education, Visual Art, Music and Computer/Library standards as well as help develop the whole child.

Special Areas

Curriculum Resources

There are many resources available at the public library that can enrich student learning.

  • Books to Build On: A Grade-by-Grade Resource Guide For Parents and Teachers
  • Core Classics: Illustrated literary classics for young readers
  • Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence
  • Book series entitled What Your Kindergarten-Sixth Grader Needs to Know

Strike It R.I.C.H.

Strike it R.I.C.H. is our school-wide behavior plan to reinforce Responsible, Invested, Caring, and Honorable action across our school. Expectations have been established for learning environments, cafeteria, outside/playground, bathroom, and common areas.

To support this positive behavior plan, teachers are being trained in and already using PBIS strategies. Students are being recognized daily for their participation and displaying great examples of Striking It Rich.

Visit the PBIS website