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  • Atlas Curriculum Mapping System

    Birmingham Public Schools is excited to announce the public launch of the Atlas Curriculum Mapping System.  This system allows parents, educators, and students the ability to easily view the curriculum expectations of each grade level and subject area. We believe that this valuable tool will provide a consistent and clear understanding for all stakeholders of the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms.

    These curriculum maps represent the collaborative effort of Birmingham Public Schools’ K-12 teaching staff and administrators and Oakland Schools. Through BPS’s Teaching and Learning Department, educators, parents, and students worked together in a detailed, multi-year curriculum revision process to make certain that the content provides a 21st-century, standards-based, thorough foundation for all students.

    As different subject areas complete their curriculum revision processes, they will be added to this public-access Atlas Curriculum Mapping System.  Currently, we have posted our K–12 English Language Arts core curriculum framework.  BPS has an ongoing practice of continually updating our K-12 curriculum through a process of review and revision, and we will continue to do so even after all subjects are posted to Atlas.

    To view the ELA curriculum maps, access the Birmingham Public Schools Atlas site, and follow the directions below.


    Accessing the Birmingham Public Schools Curriculum Framework:

    The link above will open the "Browse Unit Calendars" page.  In the upper left-hand side of the page, you'll find the Browse Filter, which allows you to search by grade level and/or subject area.

    • Filter by Grade Level and/or Subject:
      • Click the down-arrow next to Grade or Subject to see the filter options, and click on the grade or subject you'd like to see.
    • Click on the Browse button at the bottom of the filter options.
    • Click on the link under the Course heading to see the Unit Calendar for that course.
      • Click on the name of the unit in the unit calendar to see details of that specific unit.
    • You can change the Now Viewing drop-down menu from Unit Calendars to Curriculum Maps, Course Descriptions, or Multiple Category Scope and Sequence.


    The Reports button at the top of the BPS Atlas webpage (icon looks like an upward pointing arrow-graph) provides you with various Scope and Sequence information such as Key Concepts, Content Expectations, and Abstracts.

    • Click on Scope and Sequence.
    • Select the Sort By:  Course option.
    • Filter by Grade Level and/or Subject.
    • Click on the Browse button.
    • Click in the box at the left of the desired course(s) name(s).
    • Click on the Close button
    • At the top of the page Select a Report - Scope and Sequence, click on the dropdown menu and Select a Mapping Category (Overarching Questions and Enduring Understandings, Graphic Organizer, Unit Abstract, etc.).
    • Click on View Report.