Curriculum & Programs

Dr. Shirley Simmons Educational Services, Assistant Superintendent
Holly S. Nevels Elementary & Secondary Education, Director 

Norman Public Schools provides a rigorous work-ready, college-ready curriculum for all students. Classroom curriculum and district benchmark testing are aligned with the state-mandated Oklahoma Academic Standards, which also have been called the Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills, or PASS, in previous years. 

Click on the link for the curriculum, standards, and testing information:

Content Areas:

Family and Consumer Sciences Janet Gorton
Fine Arts Dr. Brad Benson
Literacy   Dr. Brook Meiller
Melissa Gunter
Jeff Patterson
Social Studies 
Jane Purcell
World Languages 
Janet Gorton
Physical Education                                  T.D. O'Hara
Business and Computer Education Jane Purcell
Gifted Program and Advanced Placement Dr. Kristi Gray

How to know what course to take next in middle school and high school:

Secondary English Language Arts Course Progression
Secondary Math Course Progression
Secondary Science Course Progression 
Secondary Pre-Engineering Course Progression
Secondary Social Studies Course Progression
Secondary World Languages Course Progression


Adult Education/GED Programs Rex Wall
Advanced Placement Dr. Kristi Gray
Athletics T.D. O'Hara
AVID Dr. Kristi Gray
Baby Steps Janet Gorton
Early Childhood Ann Rosales
English Language Learners (ELL) Janet Gorton
Federal Programs Rex Wall
Gifted Program Dr. Kristi Gray
Guidance and Counseling Sharon Heatly
Homebound Services Sharon Heatly
Homeless Education Rex Wall
Indian Education Lucyann Harjo
Instructional Technology Kathryn Lewis
Libraries Kathryn Lewis
NCAA Clearing House T.D. O'Hara
Parents as Teachers (previously known as OPAT) Ann Rosales
Online Courses/Norman Net Paul Tryggestad
Placement from Private Schools Sharon Heatly
College Planning and Preparation Dr. Kristi Gray
Proficiency Promotion Dr. Kristi Gray
Special Education Justin Milner
State Testing Beth Fritch
Summer School Dr. Shirley Simmons