Curriculum Updates

Please see below leter to the Parents and Guardians of Central Islip.

Curriculum Updates for 2023 - 2024

We are very proud of the many accomplishments and successes that have taken place in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction with both Administrators and Teachers. The following programs are in place to promote students’ academic success. Each program has digital access and are aligned to the New York State Next Generation Standards. The Board of Education has approved the following program enhancements:

Elementary Updates

Old Curriculum

New Curriculum

Studies Weekly K

Scholastic Let’s Find Out

Studies Weekly 1

Scholastic News

Grade 6 Science
Systems of Reproduction and Growth
Structure of Properties and Matter

Elevate Science 3 Units – 1 per trimester
Structure & Properties of Matter (continue)

Waves and Information Technologies

Grade 3 15:1 Read 180/System 44

Into Reading & Blast or HD Word


Grade 5 Science Investigations


K – 5 Happy Numbers
(Web based access for centers)


Pre -k STAR Early Literacy Assessment


AIS Access to Blast & HD Word


Bilingual AIS Math – Touch Math

Middle School Updates

Old Curriculum

New Curriculum

Grade 7 Science

Elevate Science –
Life & It’s Alive Investigation

Grade 8 Science

Elevate Science –
Earth, Forces and Atoms and
Chemical Reactions

ILS Investigations

Grade 7 English My Perspectives

3 Units –
Turning Point, Facing Adversity and 1
additional unit

Grade 8 English My Perspectives

3 Units – Human Intelligence,
The Holocaust and 1

additional unit

*NEW Course*

Introduction to Materials Technology

High School

Old Curriculum

New Curriculum

Grade 9 My Perspectives

3 Units – Romeo and Juliet,
American Voices and 1 additional unit

*NEW Course*


*NEW Course*

Anatomy and Physiology

*NEW Course*

AP Environmental Science

I would be remiss if I did not mention that the tremendous success and accomplishments of our students and programs are the result of the dedicated, talented and passionate staff we have in our district. As I walk through the classrooms and the hallways of our schools, I am so proud of the accomplishments and achievements made by our students. While new programs are wonderful to have, nothing can take the place of a dedicated teacher or an involved parent.

The Office of Curriculum & Instruction will continue working diligently in concert with Administrators, Faculty and Staff throughout the year to ensure academic success for our students.



Ms. Jessica Iafrate
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

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