The Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. Georgia standards are reviewed on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society. All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
We recognize that students learn best in schools with positive climates, where they feel socially, emotionally and physically safe. In schools with positive school climates people are engaged and respected. Simply put, if a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place. To learn more about the importance of school climate and evidence-based solutions (e.g. PBIS) to improve climate please visit: School Climate.
- New Elective: Civil Rights in the United States (45.0196), This course is an in-depth study of civil rights in the United States. Students will explore, through various disciplinary lenses, the challenges and achievements in the march towards economic, societal, political, and equality by marginalized groups throughout U.S. history. Students can also explore how these ideas connect to a modern global society.
- New Elective: Holocaust and Genocide Studies (45.0197), This course is an in-depth study of the Holocaust and genocide. Students will explore the ramifications of antisemitism, prejudice and indifference, the potential for government supported terror, and acts of resilience, resistance, and valor.
- Official State-funded K-8 subjects and 9-12 courses for students entering ninth grade in 2008 and subsequent years: 2/20/2021
- Summary of Changes for 2021-2022: State-Funded Courses: 2/20/2021
- New ELA & Social Studies Remote Learning Plans 2/23/2021
- Newsletter Update: T&L will publish a combined Feb/Mar 2021 Issue
- Classroom Climate Video 2/12/2021
- Math 1st Grade Let's Learn GA! Video Lesson 2/12/2021
- GaDOE/GACIS Formative Instr. Pract. #3 Classroom Assessments 2/9/2021
Instructional Resources for Families and Teachers
In response to the challenges associated with COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting
to launch the Georgia Home Classroom. Georgia families and teachers can access K-12 resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
GaDOE Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate division also provides many free
instructional resources that are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). These resources were selected by GaDOE content area specialists, to be used by Georgia teachers. Please visit: The Essential Toolkit
Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students
Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students have resources curated and developed by Curriculum and Instruction Content Integration Specialists (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). They work with our Special Education Services and Supports Division to inform and coordinate efforts to educate the whole child.
NEW Curriculum Instruction Supervisors
Resources for First and Second Year New Curriculum Leaders
GACIS/GaDOE Webinar Series for Curriculum Supervisors
Fall Curriculum Leaders' Conference
The 2020 GaDOE Fall Curriculum Leaders' Conference merged with GACIS Fall Conference September 24 & 25, 2020 in a virtual setting. For resources from the 2019 Fall conference please see: 2019 - Numeracy and The Whole Child
Other Programs and Initiatives
Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards Process
Official List of State-funded Courses
2021 - 2022 School Year
2020 - 2021 School Year
2019-2020 School Year
Frequently Requested Information
Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services (GaTRACS)
A partnership of Georgia’s educational organizations whose mission is to make course transfer information available to all Georgia citizens through a web portal.
The PSC Call Center
(800) 869-7775 is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except for state holidays. Email PSC at
Home Schools and Curriculum
The Georgia Department of Education does not endorse, promote or provide a curriculum for your home study program. Please visit
GaDOE Home School
for more information at
(404) 656-3083 or email at email@example.com.
Teaching and Learning Newsletters
2014-2019 Curriculum and Instruction Newsletter