Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

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The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is committed to high educational standards for all our students.

Our curriculum is closely aligned to state standards, which were built upon the Common Core State Standards. These standards provide a consistent and clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in the core content areas at each grade level.

Celebrating our humanity is also extremely important to us. Curriculum programs in the areas of music, visual arts, physical education and health, help to create well-rounded students and are aligned to state and/or national standards in each field.

All of these standards are designed to collectively promote high expectations, so our students will be some of the most prepared in the world upon graduation.

Graduate of the Month

Name: Christopher Kochling

SHRHS Class of: 2012

College Undergrad: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL)

Class of: 2016

Degree: B.S. Aerospace Engineering; Commercial Pilot’s License

Current Position: Chris is a part of the International Space Station Flight Control Team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. He is an Attitude Determination and Control Officer (ADCO) in support of International Space Station Operations.

Responsibilities: As an ADCO, he is part of the team responsible for operating the International Space Station’s navigation and control systems. ISS Navigation involves monitoring equipment and software to ensure we know where the ISS is and how it is oriented in space. We refer to the orientation of ISS as its attitude. Based on that information, we then configure the on-board control system to maintain a desired attitude. Alongside controlling ISS attitude for day-to-day operations, the job involves significant amounts of planning and coordination to ensure events on the ISS take place safely and on schedule.

Words About SHRHS: “Shepherd Hill is where the foundation for my life was built. Looking back, it is clear to me that the unparalleled efforts of my teachers created a beneficial environment for myself and others to grow educationally and as people. I know I am not alone in saying thank you to them for all of their hard work.”

Advice to Students: “When I was in high school, I wanted to be an airline pilot. I learned as much as possible to help me reach that goal. After college, my goals changed and I ended up on a different career path than I originally thought. In light of that experience, the most important advice I can give is to pursue your goals seriously but also remember that those goals may change. What may seem unimportant now has a funny way of being valuable later. Take advantage of as many opportunities available to expand your horizons and give it your all. If you do that, eventually you will find yourself on a path towards accomplishing your goals. While that path may change, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something or that you won’t reach your goals. In the end, everything is up to you. Just remember, ‘whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.’ – Henry Ford”



The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is committed to high educational standards for all our students.

The District utilizes a comprehensive system of assessments to monitor student progress. Based on results, instruction can be differentiated to meet the needs of each student, and improvements can be made in instruction across grades and departments.

PD Opportunities

Dudley-Charlton Regional School District's vision for adult learning is one that is collaborative, continuous, embedded in daily practice and focused on student achievement. The model that we pursue builds on and strengthens the successes already evident in the district. We strive to foster a culture that supports adult learning by providing a framework that affords every educator an opportunity to enrich his/her practice.

While the ultimate goal of professional development is improved student learning, it is important to acknowledge the additional benefits of a comprehensive plan:
  • improving job satisfaction
  • improving our ability to recruit and retain new educators
  • increasing our knowledge of innovative practices
  • meeting the requirements for re-licensure
The scope of professional development (PD) will not be limited to attending a workshop or participating in a seminar with a visiting expert. PD will consistently be an ongoing process that involves sustainable improvement in student learning. This requires evaluation of student performance and teacher self-assessment, identifying possible courses of action, testing new approaches, assessing results and then beginning the process anew.

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Dr. Barbara A. Marderosian,
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Assessment
508-943-6888 x.152