The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) define the knowledge and skills students should develop during their K-12 education so that by high school graduation they will be college and career ready. We all want our students to be successful beyond high school in postsecondary education and the workforce. Therefore, we must reinforce the educational opportunities of our students in order for them to be competitive contenders in society. Full implementation of the CCSS systems will occur over the next few years and in the context of a continuous learning process. Currently, PVPUSD is in Phase 1: Awareness and Dissemination of unwrapping the CCSS.