Desert Sands's Instructional Materials Adoption Process

Instructional Materials Adoption Process

Desert Sands Unified School District follows board policy and state guidelines for adopting curriculum for our TK-12 instructional programs. Resources and policy documents as they relate to the adoption process are located under the Quick Links heading. Below is a list and timeline of adoptions that includes the prior school year, current school year, and potential for future school years.

2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Special Education
Curriculum Overview

Board Approved August 17, 2021
High School
Advanced Placement - Government
Board Approved March 1, 2022
American Democracy Now - McGraw Hill 6th ed. (2019)
Advanced Placement - Human Geography
Board Approved June 7, 2022
Human Geography: A Spatial Perspective 1st ed.- Cengage (2021)
Advanced Placement - World History
Board Approved June 7, 2022
Ways of the World-BFW Publishing 4th ed. (2020)
World Languages
Spanish 6-12
Board Approved May 3, 2022
Authentico - Savvas (2018) 
World Languages
French 6-12

Board Approved May 3, 2022
Chemins - Vista 1st ed. (2023)
Elementary School  
TK - 5 Science
Board Approved April 12, 2022
California Elevate Science - Savvas Learning Company
--High School
Introduction To Ethnic Studies

Provide input on the development of this course.

2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR

(projected based on funding and state recommendations)

High School
Mathematics (grades 9-12)
Board Approved February 21, 2023
CCSS Integrated Pathways Mathematics I, II, III - Walch Publishing (2022)
Advanced Placement - Biology
Advanced Placement - English Literature
International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology
International Baccalaureate (IB) French
International Baccalaureate (IB) English SL

2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR

No adoptions

2024/2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Middle School
Elementary School  

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