Curriculum and Instruction

James Antoine
James Antoine, Director of Instructional Services gro.spnagella@eniotnaj

To ensure high levels of learning for all students, we believe we must be abundantly clear on what we expect all students to learn. To this end, Allegan Public Schools provides a balanced, comprehensive, standards-aligned core curriculum to all students.

To successfully implement our mission to maximize every student’s academic potential, our faculty works as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to clearly define the essential standards for every course taught at Allegan Public Schools. These essential standards were strategically chosen to ensure success at the next educational level and in life after Allegan Public Schools.

At Allegan Public Schools, our PLC teams meet frequently to answer these four guiding questions:

  1. What do we want our students to learn?
  2. How will we know if each student has learned it?
  3. How will we respond when some students don’t learn it?
  4. How will we extend/enrich learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?

The answers to these essential questions guide our instruction, assessment, and intervention in an effort to best support and engage all students in the district.


Annual Notice of the Right to Request a Personal Curriculum

A personal curriculum can be requested to waive some requirements of the Michigan Merit Curriculum Graduation Requirements in order to accelerate or modify the learning environment. If you feel you may need to request a personal curriculum please contact the High School Counseling Department.


Allegan Online offers core, elective, career, and technical classes from the Edgenuity and Odysseyware. These guides are modified to meet the Michigan Merit Curriculum Graduation Requirements and are available from Allegan Online. For specific course offerings, please email Brenda Nyhof.