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Curriculum & District Power Standards

North Mason School District is dedicated to the task of providing all students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful as they further their education and enter the world of work.  To that end, we have identified standards that are crucial to further success.  These are called “Power Standards”. They are not the only standards that are taught, but they are the ones identified as being critical for success on high stakes assessment, future course work, and life-long learning.

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, students in Washington State will be assessed on a new set of standards, The Washington State Learning Standards for Math and English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards). In the North Mason School District, we have been preparing for this change by adopting curricular materials that are aligned with these standards, revising our report card language and taking a close look at our instructional practices.

You can view NMSD Power Standards for Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies by clicking on a grade level from the table. North Mason School District utilizes these standards when developing our instructional program and selecting instructional materials. These standards are taken from Washington State Standards and Common Core State Standards.  If you would like to see the full listing of these standards, you can visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) web site at http://www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/default.aspx. For more information on the Common Core State Standards, please click here.

If you wish to see which textbooks and other instructional materials we use to meet these standards, select "Instructional Materials" from the "Instruction" tab.





Social Studies


K - 2nd Grade 

K - 8th Grade

K - 2nd Grade

K - 5th Grade

K - 5th Grade


3rd - 5th Grade


3rd - 5th Grade

6th Grade 

6th Grade


6th - 8th Grade


6th - 8th Grade

7th Grade

7th Grade


9th - 12th Grade


9th-12th Grade

8th Grade

8th Grade






US History






Pacific Northwest History





Earth Science

US Government and Politics





7th Grade Health

World History





8th Grade Health

6th Grade Humanities






7th Grade Humanities 






8th Grade Humanities


Combine Reading and Writing and call it English Language Arts:

K-12 CCSS ELA Standards


K-12 CCSS Math Standards


Leave Science, 6th-HS Social Studies and Other as is. Replace K-5 social studies with I Can Standards for each.


For more information please feel free to contact Coordinator of Instructional Services, Lisa Roberts at (360) 277-2104 or email at lroberts@northmasonschools.org.  You can also visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website at www.k12.wa.us.