A question was posed, in response to my last post, and I took it to one of the science teachers at Summit K-12 to make sure my answer is accurate.
She says: "You are correct that we are using district curriculum that is supplemented by each individual teacher. I was told by the district to teach the subject matter I am teaching this year, and I do have kits from which to draw for the teaching of the units. I am also supplementing instruction with other readings, field trips, and hands-on activities of my own creation."
I also know that the elementary teachers use the science kits provided by the district, though am currently uncertain as to if they have a district-assigned curriculum like the upper school does. When I get that information, I'll update here.
Happy Friday, all!
Updated about 2:45pm, 11/21
"Elementary also uses district curriculum with kits."