Secondary Curriculum 

On August 2, 2010, the California State Board of Education (SBE) voted unanimously to adopt new standards for both mathematics and English-language arts. The new standards are rigorous, research-based, and designed to prepare every student for success in college and the workforce. The standards are internationally benchmarked to ensure that our students are able to compete with students around the globe. You can find information about the California Common Core Standards, including guides for Students, Parents, and Educators on the California Department of Education website

Course Catalogs
Our secondary course catalogues are rich resources for learning about course offerings and guidelines, programs and pathways, graduation requirements, as well as college eligibility. Within the catalogues for each site you are also able to find key staff who are eager to answer your questions, support our students, and partner with our parent and guardians.

2023- 24 Junior High Course Catalog

2023-24 DSHS Course Catalog

2023-24 DaVinci Charter Academy Course Catalog

English Language Arts
Davis Joint Unified School District adopted Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections in the Spring of 2018 for our 7th, 8th and 9th grade courses.
Davis Joint Unified School District adopted an integrated common core approach to mathematics. The adopted curriculum is College Preparatory Math (CPM) beginning in 7th grade. Harper Junior High has adopted Big Ideas for their math instruction.
Health and Family Life
Davis Joint Unified School District is committed to the health and wellness of our students. Health instruction at the secondary level includes instruction in 7th grade and a full semester of instruction in 9th grade. Instruction covers healthy relationships, nutrition, stress management, refusal skills, understanding of systems within the body, communicable diseases, information about the impact of drugs and alcohol, as well as sexual reproductive health, consent and HIV prevention. The California Healthy Youth Act informs our instruction and uses FLASH Curriculum to support instruction.
Science/ NGSS
Davis Joint Unified School District has adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
History/Social Sciences
Our History/Social Sciences frameworks are newly adopted by the California Department of Education. Davis Joint Unified School District has not yet adopted materials at this time. More information from the California Department of Education can be found atHistory/Social Sciences Standards.