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​​Course Proposals

All NEW course proposals will be submitted ANNUALLY for review to the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services & Equity prior to being submitted to the Content Curriculum Council and the Curriculum Coordinating Council for approval.

For implementation in the beginning of the following school year and inclusion in a course description booklet, the following process should be followed:


Step 1: School Level Approval


Deadline: Prior to August 31

Note:Please refer to the Course Proposal Guidelines while completing your documents and you are advised to inform fellow department members as well as the ISE Director that oversees the content area prior to submitting.


To propose a new CORE course complete:
1. Curriculum Essentials Document (CED) as a Word doc. See Content Hub for CED examples.
2. Complete a Syllabus

Step 2: Submit


Deadline: August 31

Submit CED, Syllabus, Proposal Form and Fee Application (if applicable)
to Ann Hamilton at ann.hamilton@bvsd.org

Note: For current 2017/18 Fees see this list and see this memo regarding new fees approval process


For CTE courses, new courses will be reviewed by the CTE Advisory Group before being sent to Curriculum Council.



Step 3: Content Area Curriculum Council Review


Date: September

Draft CED will be checked with standards and if course adds value to BVSD curriculum. See Guidelines for Review. Any recommendations will be communicated by content area Director. If approved, will move to step 4.

Step 4: Curriculum Coordinating Council Approval


Date: October

New course will be presented to the Curriculum Coordinating Council for review. The CCC will determine K-12 implications, costs, value to BVSD curriculum. If approved will move to step 5.

Step 5: Public Review


Date: November

Public Review and review by Instructional Leadership team.


Step 6: Superintendent and Board Approval


Date: December

New course reviewed by the Superintendent's Office and Board of Education for review and adoption.


Step 7: Final Review, Communciation and Dissemination


Date: December

New course reviewed for NCAA Clearinghouse Approval, communicated, and diseminated.



Please contact Ann Hamilton at 720-561-5177 for any questions.