Frequently asked questions

How will the new standards affect your child?

How can you help your child meet the standards?

Tips for tackling tough math

PTA offers workshops
The 15th District PTA is partnering with the Gheens instructional staff to offer standards workshops at JCPS schools.

For information on scheduling a session for your school, call 485-3535.


Three things you should know:

• The new standards are designed to make sure students are college and career ready.


• The new ones are more difficult than the old ones.


• The new ones outline a clear progression of skills and knowledge from kindergarten through high school.


The Math Standards (106-page PDF file)

The English/Language Arts Standards (89-page PDF file)

JCPS Gheens Academy

15th District PTA

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Kentucky Department of Education

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National PTA Brochures

Tips on helping your child meet the new standards

• Kindergarten

• First Grade

• Second Grade

• Third Grade

• Fourth Grade

• Fifth Grade

• Sixth Grade

• Seventh Grade

• Eighth Grade

• High School English

• High School Math

• Spanish versions of these brochures

Curriculum maps -- What's your child learning now?

Curriculum maps tell you what students are learning now and what's coming up next in math, science, social studies, and literacy (English/Language Arts). The math and literacy maps include the new standards.