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    Gov. Wolf has closed all Pennsylvania schools indefinitely so we have transitioned to online schooling. Visit the Coronavirus Update Center for more information. Free lunch services are being offered at Canon-McMillan High School, Canonsburg Middle School, Muse Elementary and Wylandville Elementary Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-12. Visit the articles on the district's homepage for more information!

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Curriculum and Instruction

Grace Lani, Director of Curriculum and Instruction



Canon-McMillan School District utilizes the Pennsylvania Academic Standards, Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content as the foundation of the academic program, in addition to the newly adopted Common Core Standards.

Pennsylvania Core Standards

Pennsylvania Academic Standards

Standards describe what students should know and be able to do, as they increase in complexity and sophistication, as students progress through school. The Assessment Anchors clarify the standards assessed on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) and can be used by educators to help prepare their students for state assessments.

Canon-McMillan School District participates in Pennsylvania’s annual assessments to include the PSSA and Keystone Exams.  The PSSA (Pennsylvania System of School Assessment) is used to measure a student’s attainment of the academic standards.

Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics.

Students in grades 4 and 8 are assessed in science.

High school students are assessed via Keystone Exams in Algebra I, Literature and Biology

The Keystone Exams are designed to assess proficiency in various subjects upon completion of the curriculum. These exams are also one component of Pennsylvania’s proposed high school graduation requirements.