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 Curriculum 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 Standards2018 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.

View the Family Guides to the Massachusetts Learning Standards

Aps Wellness Department - Human Development

View the APS Wellness Department Policy & 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.