The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools curricula are designed to align to the North Carolina Essential Standards and the Common Core State Standards. The district’s curriculum contains what students should know and be able to do (skills, concepts, and content) and how it is measured (assessments). The North Carolina State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards on June 4, 2010. The standards provide a clear and consistent framework designed to prepare students for college and the workforce. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools may add additional emphasis at certain grade levels or go beyond what is required by the North Carolina Essential Standards and the Common Core State Standards. Learn more about how CHCCS teachers and administrators design curriculum.