Curriculum & Common Core

Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School utilizes the City Schools curriculum and other resources that are directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  

Learn more about Maryland Common Core, College and Career-Ready Standards on

Learn more about Common Core from the Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers.

Students in Grades 3-8 take the PARCC assessment in Math and English Language Arts (ELA).  Our Life Skills students participate in the ALT-MSA and our 5th and 8th Grade students participate in the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment.

Learn more about PARCC