Secondary (Grades 6-12)

What is Year-at-a-Glance (YAG)?

Year-at-a-Glance  (YAG) is a document that informs parents and students of the recommended pacing and content standards for selected courses. It includes the topics to be taught and a list of instructional resources. The YAG is only a recommended pacing guide; school leaders and teachers make the final decision regarding the pacing of any program of study. The classroom teacher is always the best source of information regarding content and pacing. The YAG is supplied as a model of one recommended path to the completion of a course. Select the grade level band on the left bar in order to view the relevant YAG documents.

Core Values

  • Learning is our core purpose.
  • Effective teaching is the most essential factor in student learning.
  • Leadership matters. Effective leaders support learning and optimum performance at all levels.
  • BCPS is committed to equity. We will do whatever it takes to ensure that every student learns and succeeds, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, socioeconomic status, language proficiency, or disability.
  • Every student will be successful when provided with high expectations and appropriate supports.
  • A high-performing workforce is essential to BCPS becoming a world-class school system.
  • Trusting relationships and commitment to our core values will foster learning at all levels.
  • Students, parents, employees, community members, and all BCPS stakeholders comprise Team BCPS.
  • Every member of Team BCPS has value and makes important contributions towards BCPS becoming a world-class school system.
  • Positive and productive relationships among all members of Team BCPS are built through meaningful communication and engagement.
  • All members of Team BCPS are partners in raising the bar, closing gaps, and preparing for our future, and are vital to our success.