Northwest Community Schools

    Curriculum and Instruction 

    The Curriculum and Instruction Department serves the needs of the teachers and administrators of the Northwest Community School District by providing the services and support to enable schools to provide the best educational program possible for all students.  Every possible effort is made to provide support, resources, and professional development to assist teachers and principals to provide a top quality education for all children.

    Instructional Content for Northwest Community Schools
    The primary sources of instructional objectives for the Northwest Community Schools are the Michigan Academic Standards from the State of Michigan Department of Education.  These documents guide all instructional content, grades k-12. They are utililized throughout the instructional process:  lesson planning, implementation, presentation, and evaluation. 
    All subject areas are aligned to these content standards and paced according to the length of the school year or course. Common Assessments are designed by the teachers for each grade and or course.   Teachers utilize data as a part of their common weekly collaboration time to make informed decisions in their instruction. Illuminate is the data management system that is used by Northwest Community School teachers for this process.

    2021-2022 Priorities:
    1) Increase the percent proficient in all content areas on the MSTEP, PSAT and SAT.
    2) Implement MTSS district-wide including tiered interventions for Attendance, Behavior and Content areas.
    3) Address the learning loss at all levels as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic with systemic interventions. 
    4) Offer an online alternative for students still in need as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Director of Instruction

  • Cari Bushinski


    Cari Bushinski

    Director Of Instruction 

    Northwest Community Schools