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.  

FSK Academics
English Language Arts (ELA)
Fundations, Pre-K through 3
Heggerty Phoenmic Awareness: K through 2
Wit and Wisdon, K through 8

Math: Eureka Math

Elementary Science and Social Studies: Baltimore City Curriculum

Middle School Science: IQWST, Science Fair Project

Middle School Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations and Early US History; National History Day, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Current Events

Resource Classes: Physical Education/Health. Art; Library; Technology; Yoga
Gifted & Advanced Learning Site (GAL)-30% of student population

Accelerated Elementary Classes

Honors Level Middle School Classes:
ELA: Above grade level standards
Math: Compacted curriculum to take Algebra 1 in Grade 8
SS: National History Day/SCI: Science Fair Project

Academic Intervention to Support ALL Learners:
Small Group Instruction
Personalize Learning Programs
Lightning Squad Tutors (ELE)
Northbay Tutors (MS)
Online programming to meet individual learners
Student Learning Plans (SLP's - New this SY)

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 Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments of Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (MCCRS) will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from grade 3 through high school, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support.

Learn more about the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) (website)