The Shaker curriculum is written by teachers, based on International Baccalaureate principles and on Ohio’s content standards.
International Baccalaureate is being adopted for all students in grades PreK-10 and as an elective course of study in grades 11 and 12. The program stresses a global focus, creative problem-solving, hands-on projects, inquiry-based learning and community service.
The Ohio content standards, which incorporate the Common Core, are clearly designed statements and illustrations of what students are expected to know and be able to do. The standards are folded into lesson plans.