Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Marietta City Schools provides leadership and support for teaching and learning in grades K-12, as well as the supervision and professional development of local school faculty and administration.

The department led by Jill Sims, Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction, is organized into three areas: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology, and State and Federal Programs. Together the departmental team ensures effective and efficient K-12 curricular and instructional support in accordance with local and state school board policies and procedures.

Pathways to successThe Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing an instructional program that supports academic achievement for all students in the Marietta City Schools community.

Academic Notes

  • New CRCT Common Core Study Guides, Parent Resources Available

    Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) Study Guides available for teachers and families to help prepare students in grades three through eight for the CRCT. Revisions have been made to the CRCT Study Guides as a result of the transition to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in the content areas of Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics.
    pdf file CRCT Parent Brochure 2013
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  • Georgia Announces New Four-year High School Graduation Rate

    The Georgia State Department of Education (GADOE) has announced the new four-year high school graduation rate. Adhering to a 2008 update to federal education regulations, the Georgia Department of Education today released the new, four-year public high school graduation rate -- 67.4%. The new calculation, known as the adjusted cohort rate, will allow states to uniformly compare graduation rates across the nation. More»
      pdf file GADOE Four-year Adjusted Cohort High Schools Graduation Rate FAQ
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  • Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)

    Georgia joined with 47 other states well over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. On June 2, 2011, the Common Core State Standards were released. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards. More information about CCGPS. A Parents' Guide to Student Success in Common Core is available at www.pta.org/4446.htm.
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  • State Phases Out Graduation Test

    The State Board of Education recently approved State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge's plan to phase out the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Students who enter high school in fall 2011 will no longer take the GHSGT in English, math, social studies and science, in order to graduate. This new plan will require students to pass all required courses, and the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) will now count 20% of a student's final grade, rather than the current 15% weight. More»
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Jill Sims
Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 228

Dr. John Waller
Director, Secondary Curriculum and Special Programs
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 274

Elizabeth Ogletree
Director, Elementary Curriculum and Special Programs
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 294

Dr. Adria Griffin
Director, State and Federal Programs
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 260

Dr. Raquel Rimpola
Director of Accountability
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 223