The Oregon Department of Education has established academic content standards for K – 12 students. These standards designate what Oregon students are expected to know and do in each of the subject areas. These standards are one way to ensure that all Oregon students will have the opportunity to meet the rigorous demands of the 21st century. Parents sign a Master Agreement (MA), a legal document delineating specific courses each student will pursue for one year. Signing the MA represents a contract between Logos, the parent/guardian, and the student.
1st – Students will learn to explore a variety of literature types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.), interpret text, word blending, introductory spelling rules, writing organization, and speaking skills.
2nd – Students will learn to explore books and answer comprehension questions while reading, build a larger vocabulary, develop more understanding of the written English language, and enhance speaking and listening skills.
3rd – Students will continue to increase difficulty of reading passages, use deductive reasoning to learn vocabulary in texts, learn new writing techniques and genres, develop speaking and listening abilities, and practice conventions and grammar through writing.
4th – Students will learn to determine the theme and purpose of writing, understand a variety of texts, interpret information from charts and graphs, read with fluency, produce efficient writing projects, and use proper English and grammar skills.
5th – Students will learn to read text and make inferences, interpret words and phrases from context, understand word choice meanings, write substantive papers, conduct research reports, and continue developing English grammar techniques.
6th – Students will continue reading more difficult novels and texts, write using all genre’s, produce clear, coherent papers, and distinguish between fact and opinion.
1st – Students learn about addition and subtraction up to 20, place value, grouping, lengths, and geometric shapes.
2nd – Students advance their knowledge of addition and subtraction, learn measurement, analyzing shapes, and extending knowledge of place value.
3rd – Students learn multiplication, division, geometric concepts, and a basic understanding of fractions.
4th – Students use multi-digit multiplication and division, learn fraction equivalence, subtraction, and addition, and classify geometric shapes.
5th – Students will learn to multiply and divide fractions, divide with two digit divisors, integrating decimals into multiplication and division, and understanding volume.
6th – Students learn to use ratios, extend their knowledge of the number system to include negative numbers, developing understanding of statistical patterns, and writing and using equations.
1st – Students explore properties of living things, how living and non-living things interact, and the basic rules of recording observations and experiment designs.
2nd – Students explore magnetic force, life cycles of living things, movement of the sun and earth, and seasonal changes.
3rd – Students explore living and non-living interactions with energy and force, physical properties of matter, motion, and scientific inquiry.
4th – Students begin to classify living and non-living things, study changes in physical matter, study the Earth’s surface, fossils, and continue developing scientific inquiry skills.
5th – Students explore the Sun-Earth-Moon system, the effects of energy and force on Earth, the interdependence of organisms, and learn how to design and conduct science experiments.
6th – Students refine their knowledge of how living and non-living things interact, investigate physical and chemical properties, understand cells, tissues and organs, and use their knowledge of the scientific process to engineer an experiment.
K – 3rd grade – Students focus on basic skills in history, geography, civics and economics relating most to home and community. Students learn about American songs, symbols, and people important to the U.S.
4th – 5th grade – Students examine the period of United States History from the age of exploration through the American
Revolution, including focus on the Declaration of Independence. Attention is given to the study of Oregon’s tribes. Students study the levels and branches of government at both the state and national levels.
6th grade – Students expand their study to World History, including early world civilizations and the development of nations .
4th – Students examine healthy food choices, prevention of alcohol and drug use, and natural disaster awareness.
5th – Students examine healthy food choices, prevention of alcohol and drug use, natural disaster awareness, and the promotion of personal health issues.
6th – Students continue to develop knowledge of drug prevention, understand their physical bodies, and learn to set short- and long-term goals.
Kindergarten – Students should work on basic movement skills (e.g. throwing a ball, skipping, etc.) and understand safety in movement activities.
1st – Students should be developing the ability to use equipment, use safe practices, and motor development.
2nd – Students should be developing the ability to use more motor skills (e.g. dribble ball) and safety skills.
3rd – Students should be developing the ability to understand changing and moving conditions and safety skills.
4th – Students learn physical activities that relate to physical components (e.g. cardiovascular assistance and muscle strength).
5th – Students learn physical activities that relate to physical components (e.g. cardiovascular assistance and muscle strength) and increase skill and performance in physical activities.
6th – Students will use more mature abilities to specialize in different physical activities, assess their personal fitness, and have an overall knowledge of what being fit means.
4th – Students start to refine their artist skills and choose techniques to express ideas.
5th – Students start to refine their artist skills, choose techniques to express ideas, describe influences on artists, and gain knowledge of different artists.
6th – Students select and combine essential art elements, critique their own art work, distinguish artistic influences, and explain how works of art have purpose.
Educational technology is applying technology to teaching and learning. In order for students to be prepared for the 21st Century, a literate student needs to have opportunities to use technology skills and to apply them in a variety of courses, subjects, experiences and settings. A technologically literate student accesses and acquires knowledge, exchanges ideas and opinions, solves problems, and creates, innovates and expresses themselves through the skillful use of a variety of technologies.
– From Oregon State Standards in Technology