About Our Curriculum

Welcome to the Curriculum Department! 

The Lake Geneva Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department coordinates all district activities related to teaching, learning, assessment and professional development. 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Director of Instruction: Chiper Tennessen

262-348-1000, ext. 1009 |[email protected]

Our Curriculum

In the Lake Geneva Joint #1 District and the Lake Geneva-Genoa City Unified Highs School District, we define curriculum as the "what.” Our curriculum outlines represent what we expect students to know and be able to do. 

Instruction is the “how." We support student learning and differentiate, based on student needs, in order for all students to meet and exceed expectations. 

Assessment is the means by which we determine student mastery and proficiency on our defined expectations. This information is shared with students and parents. Teachers communicate information about classroom instruction, student needs and achievement through electronic tools and conversations. Assessment is frequent so students can demonstrate growing competencies. Ongoing assessment information is shared by sending home materials, offering electronic access, and conducting parent-teacher conferences. Proficiencies are reported on report cards.

Curriculum Mission

The mission of Lake Geneva Schools’ curriculum is to provide our students a rigorous, guaranteed, viable and engaging K-12 curriculum driven by state and national standards that provides a diverse range of learning opportunities, college and career readiness, and personalized learning experiences. The Districts realize the importance of developing student creativity, 21st Century Skills, and Individualized Learning Plans that focus on the unique learning needs of each student.

Lake Geneva Schools believe that children learn best when there is a strong partnership between home and school. Working together we create optimum learning experiences. The curriculum guides are designed to assist parents as they support their students’ learning. 


Parents who have questions should contact their child’s classroom teacher or building principal if they would like more information. Or the Office of Curriculum is always happy to answer questions about curriculum in the schools.

"I CAN" Statements

Teachers throughout the Lake Geneva Joint #1 District have developed “I CAN” statements. These statements are posted here to help parents understand which strategies and skills are taught and assessed at the end of each grade level.  One may also refer to these “I CAN” statements as the grade level targets. Click Here to View the "I CAN" Statements 

Adoption of Academic Standards

The School Boards approved the following student academic standards on July 12, 2022
- Mathematics: Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics
- Science: Wisconsin Standards for Science
- Reading & Writing: Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts
- Geography & History: Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies

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