Common Core Standards

What are the Common Core Standards?

Educational standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade. In California, the State Board of Education decides on the standards for all students, from kindergarten through high school. The California Department of Education helps schools make sure that all students are meeting the standards.

In 2010 more than 40 states, including California, adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Having the same standards helps all students get a good education, even if they change schools or move to a different state. Teachers, parents, and education experts designed the CCSS to prepare students for success in college and the workplace.

iLEAD Hybrid Antelope Valley uses Common Core State Standards in accordance with State Board of Education requirements. We also strive to inspire students to be critical thinkers preparing themselves to be 21st-century learners.

Please visit the Common Core State Standards Initiative website for more information about the implementation of these rigorous standards.