Essential Standards

Defining the K-12 Curriculum in North Carolina is the foundation of the Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort (ACRE). The Essential Standards are written using Revised Bloom's Taxonomy to provide a framework for learning content that promotes higher order thinking skills and authentic and problem based learning.


**Essential Standards**
North Carolina Standard Course of Study Quick Reference Guides
Arts Education

Guidance

Healthful Living

Information and Technology

Occupational Course of Study

Science

Social Studies

World Languages















Dance * Music * Theatre Arts * Visual Arts





K - 5 * 6 - 8 * 9 - 12



K* 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * Physical Science * Biology * Chemistry * Physics * Earth/Environmental Science

K * 1 * 2 * 3-5 * 6 * 7 * 8 * World History * US History I *
US History II * Civics and Economics * The Cold War * Civil Liberties-Civil Rights * American History * Psychology * Sociology * Global Geography * World Humanities * American Humanities