North Hills School District Curriculum Department believes that the written curriculum is the road map to instruction and learning. In an age of accountability, it is easy to rationalize stripping away the richness and variety of the curriculum and teaching to the test. This approach may address the immediate need to achieve on a single high stakes test, but weakens the integrity of the educational program in the long term. It is also important to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum in the context of and integrated with other meaningful curricula when possible. Our goal is to provide a rigorous curriculum in all subject areas and at all levels that is integrated and developmentally appropriate.