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Department of Curriculum & Instruction

9600 Eagle Drive | Mont Belvieu, TX 77523 (Physical)
P.O. Box 1108 | Mont Belvieu, TX 77580 (Mailing)
(281) 576-2221 phone | (281) 576-5879 fax

The Barbers Hill ISD Curriculum and Instruction department strives to carry the legacy of excellence forward by providing support to district teachers through leadership, guidance, resources, and opportunities for collaboration so that all students receive engaging, effective instruction. Our goal is to equip Barbers Hill students with the knowledge and skills needed so they are prepared as they enter the world after graduation.


Curriculum & Instruction Staff Directory

Professional Development

Barbers Hill ISD professional development opportunities are now listed in Eduphoria! This new site allows you to search for and register for sessions with ease. It also tracks your professional development, so you can access your records at any time. 

Session information is accurate as of the date posted. Sessions, dates, and times are subject to modification as changes occur. Sessions are subject to cancellation if there are insufficient pre-registrations received. New sessions will be added as they are scheduled.

To view professional development opportunities being offered by BHISD, or to register for a particular session, please visit the Professional Development Webpage .

English Language Arts

English Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, speaking, and listening.  It builds in complexity and difficulty as a student moves from grade to grade so that the student will be ready for the demands of college- and career- level reading.

Visit the English Language Arts Webpage for additional information.


During the elementary years, instruction in mathematics seeks to build a solid foundation in the students’ conceptual understanding of mathematics as well as their procedural skills. This strong base provides the underpinnings for students as they move into higher levels of mathematics, where they will be applying their knowledge of math to real-world situations. 

Visit the Mathematics Webpage for additional information.


Our world is shaped, largely, by discoveries in science, and so it is important that our students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to fully understand and form opinions about these discoveries.

Visit the Science Webpage for additional information.

Social Studies

Social Studies instruction is a systematic study designed to develop individuals capable of making informed, reasonable decisions so that they can take their places as contributing members of a diverse, democratic society.

Visit the Social Studies Webpage for additional information.

Gifted & Talented

Campuses are currently accepting nominations for the Gifted and Talented program. Gifted and talented (GT) students are those identified as having a high level of intellectual ability by professionally qualified persons through a specified screening and selection process. These are children who require a differentiated program in order to realize their full potential.

Visit the Gifted & Talented Webpage for additional information.

Section 504

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . ."

Visit the Section 504 Webpage for additional information.

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) is the process of meeting the academic and behavioral needs of all students through a 3-tier approach. Its goal is to identify struggling students early and provide appropriate interventions. Providing early intervention increases the chances of student success.

Visit the Response to Intervention Webpage for additional information.

Credit by Exam

Purpose of Credit by Exam (CBE)

  • Acceleration (skipping a grade or course)


  • The student must currently be enrolled in Barbers Hill I.S.D. and may not have taken the course or have been enrolled in the grade he/she is attempting to accelerate.
  • A completed registration form must be turned in to the student’s home campus by the deadline date.  Registration forms turned in after the deadline will not be considered.

There will be a refundable deposit of $25 per test (cash only) required at the time of registration.  

See Credit by Exam Webpage for additional information.

New Program Development

Barbers Hill is open to requests for new programs. Upon submission of the New Program Development form, district personnel will initiate discussion and investigation to determine the feasibility of adding a new instructional or extracurricular program. The feasibility study will gather information such as:

  • Level of interest by the student body
  • Participation numbers required
  • Funding and staffing implications
  • Potential conflict with other programs
  • Availability of practice or performance facilities
Student Assessment

Assessment provides valuable information that is used to continuously strive to improve the academic progress of our students.  There are two main types of assessment:  formative assessment and summative assessment.  Formative assessment happens while learners are still in the process of integrating their new knowlede with what they already know.  Feedback is an integral part of formative assessment, giving students immediate information on their learning.  Formative assessment also allows teachers to retool their instruction in a timely manner to meet the needs of their students.

Summative assessment is the second main type of assessment.  Summative assessment typically takes place at the end of a period of learning and its results are usually for the use of the teacher or the school.  Feedback on summative assessment is customarily limited.  Students do not generally have the opportunity to be reassessed after a summative assessment.

Visit the Student Assessment Webpage for additional information.


In 2009, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3 mandating the creation of an entirely new accountability system focused on preparing all students for success after high school. Those new measures became effective in 2013. Below you will find information both general and specific to Barbers Hill ISD and our campuses regarding accountability ratings for 2015. 

All Barbers Hill campuses and the district were rated “Met Standard,” the highest rating available to public schools in 2015.

Visit the State Performance Ratings Webpage for additional information.

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9600 Eagle Drive | PO Box 1108  |  Mont Belvieu, TX 77580   |  Phone 281-576-2221
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