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What are the Common Core Standards?

Common Core Standards

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade from kindergarten through high school.

Building on the best of existing state standards, the California Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning.

The standards are:


Research and evidence based


Clear, understandable, and consistent


Aligned with college and career expectations


Based on rigorous content and the application of knowledge through higher order thinking skills


Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards


Informed by other top-performing countries to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society

According to the best available evidence, the mastery of each standard is essential for success in college, career, and life in today’s global economy.

With students, parents, and teachers all on the same page and working together toward shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college, career, and life.

Subject Curriculum
English CCSS
Science NGSS
Arabic Saudi MoE* curriculum
Islamic Studies Saudi MoE curriculum
Saudi History Saudi MoE curriculum
French & Computer local publishers
Social Studies (gr 1 to 7) local publishers
Social Studies (gr 8 & 9) CCSS