The Irvine Unified School District has been established to provide formalized public education for the students of this community. The programs of instruction and the curriculum that is developed must be geared to the needs of the individual student and relevant to the societal expectations and changes on a local, national, and international level.

The basis for the development of the instructional program is the formulation of a philosophy of education which will guide the District in its assessment of educational goals and eventual definition of board policies.

With a working philosophy of education and its accompanying goals and objectives, provision must also be made for an ongoing program of measurement, not only to determine student progress, but provide individuals with the necessary information to determine necessary curriculum and instructional modifications to meet individual programmatical needs.

The Irvine Unified School District must be ready to study proposals which provide varying instructional approaches and patterns of school organization and staff utilization to provide for differences in subject matter requirements, learning patterns and student abilities and needs. Based upon student expectations and student proficiencies, the District must constantly assess and evaluate new curriculum ideas, instructional materials and media as part of a firm working plan for the development of curriculum and instructional practices.

Policy Adopted: April 9, 1973