Curriculum

Curriculum Information

The role of the Director is to work with staff on establishing processes that help buildings be efficient and effective given the changes occurring in curriculum, instruction, assessment, and accountability. This is a position of supporting teachers and principals in meeting the diverse needs of all learners.

District Improvement Plan

District School Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.


These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. The standards:

Are aligned with college and work expectations;

Are clear, understandable and consistent;

Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;

Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;

Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and

Are evidence-based.


To view the standards, visit: Common Core State Standards

To view crosswalks between the Grade Level Content Expectations, the High School Content Expectations, and the Common Core State Standards, visit: Michigan Department of Education

Online Course Catalog

Students in grades 6-12 are eligible to enroll in online courses. With parent consent, DeWitt Public Schools will enroll a student in up to two online courses as requested by the pupil during an academic term. Requets for enrollment in online courses must be completed by August 30. Courses are selected from our district and statewide catalog. To view available courses, please follow the following link: https://micourses.org

Professional Development Request

These links allow district staff to request to attend district-supported professional development events. Requesting to attend is required for staff prior to events. Please click the appropriate building to begin and note that you must use your DPS Google Apps login to gain access to this form.

Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center

Schavey Road Elementary

Scott Elementary

Herbison Woods School

Junior High

High School

Standards Based Grading

We are pleased to announce that the DeWitt Public School District is moving toward using a standards-based report card for all elementary and intermediate grade students.

For more information related to standards-based grading, please review the documents below: