Secondary English Language Arts

  • Throughout the 2019-20 school year, multiple stakeholders engaged in an English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum review process for grades 6-10.  Multiple resources were reviewed and stakeholders had an opportunity to thoroughly review and provide feedback. In March of 2020, the final round of feedback showed that StudySync was the resource that met the measurable criteria developed by the curriculum review teams.  In June, the CHCCS School Board approved the adoption. As a district, we are excited to begin our implementation of our StudySync curriculum in the 2020-21 school year.  Over the summer, staff engaged in numerous self paced professional development opportunities to become familiar with the digital learning platform.  Additionally, there are several resources available for students and families to prepare everyone to learn about the features and benefits of StudySync. In this document, you will find an array of tools and information. We hope you find these resources helpful.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Christy Stanley, Director of Humanities and Healthful Living at


    NCDPI English Language Arts Website 


    Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools strives to create experiences that empower, inspire and engage all learners in every classroom, every day. 


    CHCCS English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum provides a comprehensive and coherent set of goals for all students. The curriculum is in alignment with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCoS) and provides an outline for what each student should know and be able to do. The NCSCoS includes a focus on reading informational and literary texts, writing, speaking and listening, and language. The Instructional Services Division (ISD) supports schools in their efforts to provide standards-based, rigorous ELA instruction to all students and ensure that all students have equal access to a quality education.


    The resources provided below are from The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).  


    NCDPI Resources for PARENTS

    Resources for parents can be found on the main NCDPI website as well as in the Virtual Implementation Kit (VIK). These resources can be used to support student learning outside of school.


    Information on State Assessments for ELA End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC)

    The Accountability Services Division assists stakeholders in understanding and gauging student academic achievement against state and national standards. Within this division is the Test Development Section.  Different from the ELA Section, the Test Development Section oversees the design, development, and implementation of student assessments, like the Check-Ins, EOGs, EOCs, NCFEs, etc. The Test Development Section and the ELA Section (among other NCDPI Sections) collaborate on topics related to student assessments. Follow the links below to the Accountability Division's subtabs:


    From the Digital Teaching and Learning Division

    The Division of Digital Teaching and Learning is excited to announce the publication of resources to support implementation of NC's Digital Learning Standards. The following are available through the Digital Learning Standards' site. Digital Teaching and Learning regional consultants are available to support districts as they plan for implementation. 

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