State Education Code Requirements, Grades 1–12

The policies and procedures of the San Diego Unified School District are primarily derived from, and guided by, the California Education Code. The entire Education Code may be found here. Sections that provide specific guidance for the district?s courses of study are reproduced below.

51040. The governing board of every school district shall prepare and shall keep on file for public inspection the courses of study prescribed for the schools under its jurisdiction.

51041. The governing board of every school district shall evaluate its educational program, and shall make such revisions as it deems necessary. Any revised educational program shall conform to the requirements of this division.

51050. The governing board of every school district shall enforce in its schools the courses of study and the use of textbooks and other instructional materials prescribed and adopted by the proper authority.

51053. The course of study for preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 through 6, and grades 7 and 8 of those elementary districts maintaining grades 7 and 8, shall be prescribed and enforced by the governing board.

51054. Except as provided in Section 51053, the course of study for grades 7 through 12 shall be prepared under the direction of the governing board having control thereof and shall be subject to approval as may be required by the state board.

51200. Except as otherwise provided, the provisions contained in this chapter [of the Education Code] are the requirements for courses of study in grades 1 through 12.

51204. Any course of study adopted pursuant to this division shall be designed to fit the needs of the pupils for which the course of study is prescribed.

Additional sections of the Education Code as it relates to the Course of Study may be found at the link above in Part 28, Chapter 2, Articles 1, 2, and 3.