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Common Core State Standards


Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.  In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school.

Since 2010, a number of states across the nation have adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the standards to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

At Alta, teachers and administration work together to provide a quality education that meets and exceeds the Common Core standards in all subjects and grade levels.  In addition, we have adopted the national Next Generation Science Standards in order to make sure that our students are well prepared to meet the scientific demands of the future.

For more information about the Common Core State Standards, visit the California Department of Education website:

For more information about the Next Generation Science Standards, visit: