P.S 19 Curriculum

Math Illustrative Math K-8

We’d like to introduce you to the Illustrative Mathematics curriculum. This problem-based curriculum makes rigorous elementary and middle school mathematics accessible to all learners. In a problem-based curriculum, students spend most of their time in class working on carefully crafted and sequenced problems. Teachers help students understand the problems, ask questions to push their thinking, and orchestrate discussions to be sure that the mathematical takeaways are clear. Learners gain a rich and lasting understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures and experience applying this knowledge to new situations. 


ELA: EL 2.0 formerly Expeditionary Learning

The EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum was created to support your students to build skills and content knowledge, to meet college- and career-ready standards, and, at the same time, to become more confident and collaborative learners. Our definition of student success combines academic achievement, character and high quality work. We believe that academic success is built on strong character qualities of collaboration, perseverance, responsibility and compassion, and that character is shaped through engaging and challenging academic work.

Science: Amplify K-8

Amplify Science is a K–8 science curriculum that blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. Each unit of Amplify Science engages students in a relevant, real-world problem where they investigate scientific phenomena, engage in collaboration and discussion, and develop models or explanations in order to arrive at solutions.

Social Studies

The goal of social studies is to make sure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive adult. Students use rich content, themes and big ideas to learn history, geography, economics, civics, citizenship and government. They also use important skills to “think like historians.” Teachers also include literacy in the social studies classroom. This helps students use evidence from text when reading, writing, and discussing.