Curriculum Standards & Resources

At Dunecrest, our academic curriculum is supported by a range of robust, research-based standards and curricular resources in the areas of Literacy, Technology and Physical Education, to ensure that our students benefit from the latest pedagogical developments in these fields.


Placing a high value on Literacy, Dunecrest has adopted the Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) as our key curricular resource for literacy instruction. TCRWP has "developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction."


At Dunecrest, we design our technology program based on leading-edge standards provided by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Digital Age Learner - ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Students are designed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process*. These encourage students to be:

  1. Empowered Learners
  2. Digital Citizens
  3. Knowledge Constructors
  4. Innovative Designers
  5. Computational Thinkers
  6. Creative Communicators
  7. Global Collaborators


Dunecrest's Physical Education program is based on Shape America or the Society of Health and Physical Educators, the largest society of health and physical education professionals in the United States.

SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education©* define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program.

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

*National Standards for K-12 Physical Education Copyright 2013, SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, All rights reserved.