SAU 16 Curriculum Standards

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  • The SAU 16 Science Curriculum Committee has been reviewing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and aligning local curriculum to the National and New Hampshire Science Expectations.  In May on 2014 the New State Board of Education approved the New Nationally Aligned Science Competency Statements.  The committee will be using these statements as a guide to our continued curriculum work at each grade level.   Below are the links to the NGSS and the recently adopted NH Science Competencies Statements.


 English Language Arts

School Counselors

SAU 16 School Counseling Curriculum

Professional school counselors everywhere proudly share the same simple vision — to prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s adults. The American School Counselor

Association (ASCA) not only supports this idea, it has made it the Association’s mission.

The SAU 16 school counseling curriculum has been revised to aligned with the ASCA National Standards. The SAU 16 curriculum outlines what standards are taught at each grade level.
ASCA National Standards for Students was established to help school counselors
help students. ASCA National Standards identify and prioritize the specific attitudes,
knowledge and skills that students should be able to demonstrate as a result
of participating in a school counseling program. They are organized into three domains, academic, career development, and personal/social development.
ASCA National Standards for academic development guide school counseling programs
to implement strategies and activities to support and maximize each student’s
ability to learn.
ASCA National Standards for career development guide school counseling programs
to provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes and knowledge
that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world
of work, and from job to job across the life span.
ASCA National Standards for personal/social development guide school counseling
programs to provide the foundation for personal and social growth as students
progress through school and into adulthood.
If you have further questions please feel free to go the individual school webpage for more details or contact the school counselor for the specific school.

Library Media Information


Physical Education


  • The SAU 16 Art Curriculum Committee has adopted the National Core Arts Standards. These adopted standards were released by the New Hampshire Department of Education on October 22, 2014. Below is the link to these standards which will be guiding the curriculum alignment of the K-12 SAU 16 Art Curriculum.

Social Studies


K-12 Social Studies Core Standards

for College, Career, and Civic Life Readiness*

Dimension 1 Developing questions and planning inquiries

With the entire scope of human experience as its backdrop, the content of social studies consists of a rich array of facts, concepts, and generalizations.  The way to tie all of this content together is through the use of compelling and supporting questions.

Dimension 2 Applying Disciplinary Concepts and Tools

The four core disciplineswithin social studies provide the intellectual context for studying how humans have interacted with each other and with the environment over time.


  • Civic and Political Institutions

  • Participation and Deliberation: Applying Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles

  • Process, Rules, and Laws


  • Economic Decision Making

  • Exchange and Markets

  • The National Economy

  • The Global Economy


  • Geographic Representations: Spatial Views of the World

  • Human Environment Interaction: Place, Regions, and Culture

  • Human Population: Spatial Patterns and Movements

  • Global Interconnections: Changing Spatial Patterns


  • Change, Continuity, and Context

  • Perspectives

  • Historical Sources and Evidence

  • Causation and Argumentation

Dimension 3 Evaluating Sources and Using Evidence

Students will use various technologies and skills to find information and to express their responses to compelling and supporting questions through well-reasoned explanations and evidence-based arguments.

Dimension 4 Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action

Having worked independently and collaboratively through the development of questions, the application of disciplinary knowledge and concepts, and the gathering of sources and use of evidence and information, students formalize their arguments and explanations.  Students represent their ideas in a variety of forms and communicate their conclusion to range of audiences.
Below is the link to the National College, Career & Civic Life C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Our work is based on this document.


World Languages

Family and Consumer Science

  • High School (note - EHS curriculum documents are currently under review and will be posted by topic/grade as each group completes their updates.)