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Central Cambria Curriculum Plan


Here at Central Cambria School District, we strive everyday to offer a curriculum that includes:


  • Continuous learning through effective collaboration among the schools of this district
  • Continuous access for all students to sufficient programs and services of library/media facility and classroom collection to support the educational programs
  • Guidance and counseling services for all students to assist in career and academic planning
  • A continuum of educational programs and services for all students with disabilities
  • Language Instruction Educational Program for English Learner students, regulation and Board policy
  • Compensatory education programs for students
  • Equal educational opportunity for all students
  • Career awareness and vocational education
  • Educational opportunities for identified gifted students
  • Regular and continuous instruction in required safety procedures


The Framework for K-12 Program Guidelines can be accessed HERE



English Language Arts


8th Grade:


Writing and Grammar: Communication in Action – Silver Edition

Carroll, Wilson, Forlini, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004



Flight 93:  The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11

McMillan, Tom; Lyons Press, Sept. 12, 2014

The Johnstown Flood

David McCullough, Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 1968

Literature and the Language Arts – Oak Level, Responding to Literature

Various Authors:  EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 1997

On the Beach

Shute, Neville; Ballantine Books, Jan. 1974


7th Grade:


Literature and the Language

EMC Paradigm Publishing, Copyright 1997

Writing and Grammar

Prentice Hall, Copyright 2004



The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

Anne Frank Ten Days by David Colbert

A Christmas Carol (drama adapted by Isaac Horowitz)

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Search for the Shadowman by Joan Lowery Nixon

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighorn George


6th Grade:


Freak the Mighty

Blue Sky Press, 1993

Max the Mighty

Blue Sky Press, 1998

The Skin I’m In

Jump at the Sun, 2007

Brown Girl Dreaming

Puffin Books, 2016

The Watsons Go to Birmingham

First Scholastic Printing, January, 1998

The Necklace

Guy de Maupassant, 1884

The Gift of the Magi

O. Henry, 1905

Spelling Lessons and Activities (Elements of Language First Course)

Holt Rinehart and Winston, 2009



Designed to introduce students to the sentence structure, conjugation of verbs, formation of commands and vocabulary of the French language. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing the language.



Designed to introduce students to the sentence structure, conjugation of verbs, formation of commands and vocabulary of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on speaking and writing the language.




8th Grade:


Holt McDougal Algebra I

Holt McDougal Mathematics, Grade 8



IXL Online


7th Grade:


Holt McDougal Mathematics, Grade 7



IXL Online


6th Grade:


Holt McDougal Mathematics, Grade 6



IXL Online




8th Grade:


McGraw-Hill Integrated Science

Glencoe, Copyright 2012


7th Grade:


Integrated Science

McGraw-Hill, Copyright 2012

Life Science

Prentice Hall, Copyright 2002


6th Grade:


Integrated Science

McGraw Hill, Inc., 2012 (Textbooks and individual on-line student accounts) Scott

Foresman Science

Addison Wesley Publishers, Inc., 2000



Physical Science Supplemental Folders on Magnetism, Simple Machines, Energy, Light, Color, and Sound

McGraw Hill Timed Readings in Science, 2003 (Jamestown Education)

Scholastic’s Science World Magazine Monthly Editions

Scott Foresman Discover Science

  1991 Edition

Many articles from the web as appropriate.  Recently Newsela. Also utilize the science exploration online that enhances the physical science materials and also reinforces the field trip materials – The Science of Baseball


Social Studies


8th Grade:



Daniel D. Arreola, Marci Smith Deal, James F. Petersen

Holt McDougal, Copyright 2012



Flight 93 (see English Language Arts above)

Johnstown Flood (see English Language Arts above)


7th Grade:


Creating America

McDougal Littell, 2005

Discovering Our Past – A History of the United States (Early Years)

McGraw-Hill, 2014


6th Grade:


Discovery Education Techbook, 2015


Family Consumer Science 


Botvin Life Skills 


Technology Education

Project Lead the Way 

Elective Course Catalog



If you have questions regarding the Middle School curriculum, please contact the Middle School Principal, at 814-472-6505.