This school year, the district will be looking to adopt the following materials: K-12 social studies, psychology, sociology and financial literacy, American Sign Language I-IV, Chinese I-IV, AP U.S. history and AP calculus AB & BC. These materials will be for implementation in fall 2023.
Contrary to the 2021-22 school year, LISD does not have any resources a part of Texas Education Agency Regularly Scheduled Proclamation on the adoption schedule for this school year.
“All of the resources that we’re looking to consider for this year are due to needs at the local level,” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Jennifer Collins said at the meeting.
LISD is in the middle of the new course proposal process, which means the district could add new options to the slate of courses to be offered next year. If additional courses are added, the board will be notified.
Last year, the adopted courses for the 2021-22 school year were K-12 health & PE (part of TEA Scheduled Proclamation), sixth grade social studies, AP environmental science, marketing, nutrition and dietetics, and kinesiology—all to be implemented this fall.
In the years to come, the district is looking to adopt over 10 additional courses to be implemented in fall 2024 and 2025. A few of these courses include AP economics, AP European history, AP psychology and courses a part of TEA Scheduled Proclamation.
The district will be seeking campus committee members over the next few weeks to aid in the adoption process. For the remainder of the adoption timeline, district staff plans to hold meetings with campus members, gather community and campus-level feedback, and seek final approval of the board in March or April of 2023.
District staff will update the board on progress in January and February of 2023.