Curriculum Overview

The District's curriculum program is based on consistent, standards-based materials delivered with fidelity by our skilled and caring teachers.

Every day in BRPS classrooms, we work toward our vision: "The Big Rapids Public Schools will provide our students unlimited opportunities to achieve their highest potential for lifelong success." As a District, this includes building an educational experience for students that has a strong foundation in core subjects, provides opportunities to discover personal passions and interests, develops competency in emerging technology, and helps students design an ethical compass so they can act as responsible, educated, contributing citizens.

Developing and maintaining a solid, standards-based core curriculum that aligns with state grade-level expectations is the District’s most basic requirement. Our Curriculum Council meets throughout the year to discuss current curriculum, new curriculum ideas, and the curriculum adoption cycle. They ensure that the instructional programs for the district are aligned to ensure success for all students.

Michigan Academic Standards

The State academic standards linked here serve to outline learning expectations for Michigan’s students and are intended to guide local curriculum development. They are used as a framework by schools for curriculum development with the curriculum itself prescribing instructional resources, methods, progressions, and additional knowledge valued by the local community. Furthermore, these standards provide a platform for State assessments, which are used to measure how well schools are providing opportunities for all students to learn the content outlined by the standards.

Academic Core

Academic Core

Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, and More

Early Childhood

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Young Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Kindergarten Readiness

Advanced Academics

High School Science Students

Gifted & Talented, Honors, AP, Dual Enrollment, and More


High School Marching Band

Well-Rounded Options Including Art, Band, Choir, Theatre, and More!

Career Readiness

Career Center

Career Center, Work-Based Learning Experiences, and More

Student Support Services

Student Supports

Special Education, Counseling, Social-Emotional Supports, and More

District Annual Education Reports

Big Rapids Public Schools is pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the educational progress for the Big Rapids School District. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws; however, our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Deb Tyson, Director of Curriculum and Human Resources, for help if you need assistance.

Additional information is also available at the MI School Data Website.

Big Rapids Public Schools Annual Education Reporting Data as required by the Michigan Department of Education and can be found using this link.