• Academic Program


  • Students and Teacher in ELA Classroom

    Literacy represents the lifelong, intellectual process of gaining meaning from a critical interpretation of the written or printed text. The key to literacy is reading development, a progression of skills that begins with the ability to understand spoken words and decode written words, and culminates in the deep understanding of text. Instruction follows the Science of Reading research and the Structured Literacy approach to the 5 areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

    Pittsburgh Public Schools is committed to preparing all students to be college and career ready as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. The District a curriculum that provides each student with equitable, high caliber, rigorous learning experiences. We believe that every student can achieve at high levels when provided the opportunity to engage in well-designed instruction.

Grade Level Material

  • K-5 ELA:

    • Core Resource: Open Court Reading
    • Supplemental: Approved Novels, Smarty Ants, Achieve3000, IXL

    6-12 ELA:

    • Core Resource: myPerspectives
    • Supplemental: Approved Novels, Smarty Ants, Acheive3000, IXL