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IG Curriculum Development, Adoption and Review

The superintendent, or designee, will provide district curriculum that is consistent and aligned with state requirements, New Mexico Content Standards, New Mexico Instructional Scopes, and district goals. Schools and teachers will organize and deliver instruction that implements all district-adopted,standards aligned, and scoped and sequenced high quality instructional materials that are culturally and linguistically responsive.

The superintendent, or designee, will develop a process to include opportunity for staff and community engagement for the review and adoption of district curriculum. The superintendent, or designee, will present the curriculum adoption process and decision for approval by the Board of Education. 

Albuquerque Public Schools will provide professional development on curricular programs adopted by the district.

Administrative Position: Chief of Schools

Department Director: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction


Legal Cross Ref.:

  • §22-15-1 et. seq. NMSA 1978
  • §22-13-1 NMSA 1978
  • §22-13-28 NMSA 1978

Board Policy Cross Ref.:

Procedural Directive Cross Ref.:

  • Course Proposal Planning and Review
  • Instructional Materials Adoption Selection Process
  • Instructional Program
  • High School Course Guidelines
  • High School Elective Credit
  • Middle School Curriculum Guidelines

NSBA/NEPN Classification: IG

Introduced: December 11, 2012
Reviewed: January 8, 2013
Adopted: January 16, 2013
Reviewed:  February 6, 2023
Revised:  March 1, 2023