Curriculum and Instruction

Rachel Smith 

Curriculum Coordinator




Piedmont City School district employs 120 teachers, administrative staff members, instructional coaches and support personnel.  These are highly skilled professionals that are trained to deliver state-mandated curricula and instruction to the students served by Piedmont City School District.  PCSD uses scientifically researched based learning tools and instructional methods to deliver instruction system-wide.

Alabama High School Graduation Requirements




Scantron - Grades 3-8 & 10th 

ACT Plus Writing - 11th Grade

ACT WorkKeys - 12th Grade

ACCESS/Alternate ACCESS (for English Learners)

Alabama Alternate Standards Assessment (AAA)

Alabama Comprehensive Assessment Program ACAP

ALSDE Office of Student Assessment

Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Schools Professional Development (or Lee v. Macon Training)

Addressing Disproportionality in Alabama Schools Professional Development (or Lee v. Macon Training) has three components that must be conducted annually for all newly hired teachers, administrators, evaluators, and others, as appropriate.

Training is provided for new staff members at the beginning of each school year regarding these three areas.  Ongoing training is provided to other staff members throughout the year. 

To access all required Lee v. Macon Professional Development, click on the link below. All three training components should be completed by October of each year.  The signed certificate should be sent to the Piedmont City Schools District Office (ATTN Sharon Anderson) as documentation of completion. If you have any questions, please contact the PCSD central office.

Erin's Law

The Governor of AL signed Erin's Law on June 11, 2015, which requires all K-12 public schools to establish a child sexual abuse prevention instructional program for students in grades Pre-K through 12 that includes developmentally appropriate lessons. 

Likewise, a professional training component for all school personnel on talking to students about child sexual abuse prevention, understanding the effects of child sexual abuse on children, handling of child sexual abuse disclosures, and mandatory reporting is required. 

The link to the Alabama DHR Mandatory Interactive Training is shown below:

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