Curriculum and Instruction

RCS Core Values

Core Values

Alabama Achieves Digital Learning Repository

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. 

Alabama Literacy Act

Alabama State Department of Education Information


AlaKiDs is a whole child assessment that will provide the Kindergarten teacher with needed information regarding a child's independent skills and abilities. 

Alabama Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (ALAKIDS)

Career and Technical Education


This link will take you to the Career and Technical Education page found in Alabama Achieves. 

This link will provide you access to Career and Technical Education Information, Student Organizations, CTE Course of Study, CTE Directors and CTE Resources. 

Federal School Safety Clearinghouse

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse team is excited to share a new version of is now live. The updated site reflects a streamlined design and encompasses new topics, subtopics and resources to address a broader range of school safety threats and issues. 

In addition to its existing suite of tools and resources, the updated website now features eight core school safety topic pages:

  • Bullying and Cyberbullying

  • Cybersecutiry

  • Emergency Planing

  • Infectious Diseases and Public Health

  • Mental Health

  • School Climate

  • Targeted Violence

  • Threat Assessment and Reporting

These topic pages allow members of the K-12 academic community to more easily locate and access school safety resources, tools best practices, and guidance. Several topic pages also include aligned subtopics for users to drill further into a particular area of interest and find the resources most applicable to them.