The LA Archdiocese’s Department of Catholic Schools is guiding all Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese through the transition to the Common Core State Standards beginning in the 2013-2014 year with ELA (English Language Arts) and continuing this year with Mathematics. There is a great deal of information available on the web about Common Core but the administration believes that the 2013 statement from the Catholic Superintendents in California clearly states the reasoning behind the transition as well as affirming that the integration of the faith and values of the Catholic faith remain the primary focus.

The link to the complete statement is at: