Curriculum and Programs

Curriculum and Programs

The Morris Central Elementary Comprehensive Guidance Program focuses on prevention.  The goal is to provide all students with the knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes necessary for developing academically, socially, and emotionally, guiding them towards being career ready individuals.  The curriculum being taught at each grade level, is listed below.


The Second Step Program is a whole school program being implemented the 2013-2014 school year, in grades K-6, through classroom guidance lessons.  This research-based program is designed to improve peer relations, making the school a safer and more positive place for students to learn and develop.


Second Step is a classroom-based social skills program for children 4 to 14 years of age. It provides a series of curriculum kits that teach social-emotional skills to reduce impulsive and aggressive behavior in children and to increase their level of social competence. It is developmentally and age appropriate and teaches, models, practices, and reinforces skills in empathy, impulse control, problem solving, and anger management. 


Other research based programs such as the Babes and Botvin Program’s through LEAF, also implemented at the elementary level, educate students about bullying, peer to peer aggression, and building community within the school.