• Curriculum

  • Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks

    The Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks are a set of standards developed for all content area subject instruction. MCAS is based on these standards. The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks provide teachers, students and families with clear and shared expectations for what all students should know and be able to do at the end of each year.

    Massachusetts State Frameworks

2019 Arts Framework:

2023 Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Framework

2016 Digital Literacy and Computer Science Framework:

2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Framework:

2020 English Language Development Standards:

2018 History and Social Science Framework:

2017 Mathematics Framework: 

2016 Science and Technology Engineering Framework: 

2021 World Languages Framework:

Learning Standards for Families

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provides Family Guides to the Massachusetts learning standards to help families understand what students are expected to know and be able to do by the end of each grade. Designed to help families and teachers work together to support learning, the guides are available in English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese.

  • APS Wellness Department - Human Development

    Safe and Drug-Free Schools

    Students in grades K-12 receive instruction on substance use/abuse and violence prevention from a district-approved curriculum in their Health Education classes. This program is a research-based tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse prevention program. To ensure a safe educational environment, the district clearly conveys the message that there is "zero tolerance" for alcohol, drugs, weapons, hate crimes, and violence within and on the grounds of the Abington Public Schools. The schools are aggressive with consequences, as well as education, intervention, and support.