Russellville City Schools Curriculum and Instruction

    • The goal of the Russellville City Schools Department of Curriculum and Instruction is to advance the knowledge and the practice of teaching and learning. RCS addresses the educational needs of a rapidly changing global society by offering a diverse curriculum that includes core curriculum, Advancement Placement courses, and a plethora of electives for our students to choose from.   

      Russellville City Schools teachers follow the Alabama Courses of Study for the course they are teaching. 

      The RCS Curriculum and Instruction Department is responsible for following the Alabama State Department of Education's student learning expectations (standards) for what all students should know and be able to do as a result of skilled instruction. RCS is proud to partner with the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI), Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), Alabama Technology in Motion, ACCESS Distance Learning, A+College Ready, Alabama Best Practices Center, Imagine Learning, IXL, and many more. 



      “Pursuing Excellence… Impacting the lives of our students, our community, our world” 



      RCS will be recognized as a leader in our state for excellence in academic growth. We will reach all students through relationships, character building, and strong community involvement, while providing first class facilities, technologies, and engaging educational experiences. 



      Excellence: We believe excellence is obtained by striving for improvement each and every day. 

      We believe that learning occurs best when every student is engaged in differentiated instruction and authentic learning every day. 

      We believe that all students can learn, achieve, and succeed given a supportive and challenging learning environment. 

      We believe that a safe and nurturing environment promotes learning. 


      Relationship: We believe in building strong relationships with students, faculty, parents, and the community. 

      We believe quality people who are motivated and effective are our system’s most important resource. 

      We believe that students “don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. 

      We believe that fine arts, academic clubs, and athletic experiences facilitate personal growth, leadership, and positive relationships. 


      Character: We believe that good character is the foundation of a responsible and productive citizen. 

      We believe that respect for others and self are paramount to achievement and success. 

      We believe that every person is a teacher and role model through his/her actions. 

      We believe the development of character is equal in importance to academic growth and critical to developing responsible citizens. 


      Community: We believe that education is a partnership among schools, families, and the community. 

      We believe that children are our community’s most valuable asset. 

      We believe our diverse population should be celebrated, and we should view these diversities as a chance for growth and a deeper understanding of the community and those around us. 

      We believe that by effectively reaching and teaching students, parents, and the community, we can change the world around us. 

      We believe that our schools’ success identifies our community and is vital to its future.