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.

2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR

High School
Mathematics (grades 9-12)
Board Approved February 21, 2023
CCSS Integrated Pathways Mathematics I, II, III - Walch Publishing (2022)

Board Approved June 6, 2023:

Advanced Placement - Biology
Pearson, 2020, Campbell Biology

Advanced Placement - English Literature
W.W. Norton, 2021, Norton Introduction to Literature, 14th ed.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology
IB Diploma Programme Biology, Oxford, 2023

International Baccalaureate (IB) French
IB French B, Oxford, 2018

International Baccalaureate (IB) English SL
Oxford, 2019, IB English A: Language and Literature, 2nd ed.

2023/2024 SCHOOL YEAR

High School

Board Approved March 5, 2024:

Advanced Placement - Pre-Calculus
Pearson, 2024, Precalculus: Graphical, Numerical, and Algebraic 11th ed.

Advanced Placement - Statistics
BFW, 2024,The Practice of Statistics, 7th ed.

Board Approved May 7, 2024:

Advanced Placement - U.S. History
Pearson, 2023, By the People

Pending Board Approval:

Financial Literacy
Advanced Placement - Chemistry
Advanced Placement - Language and Comp
Advanced Placement - Psychology

2024/2025 SCHOOL YEAR

(projected based on funding and state recommendations)

Middle School

2026/2027 SCHOOL YEAR

(projected based on funding and state recommendations)

Elementary School

2028/2029 SCHOOL YEAR

(projected based on funding and state recommendations)

Elementary School


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