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Lodi Unified School District


Lodi USD's educational programs and academic pathways are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills for a successful future.

Having a variety of academic courses is essential for student success. Additionally, Lodi USD offers special courses in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and more. Adopted curricula is shown below.

For more information on academics, please contact Educational Services at (209) 331-7028.

Adopted Curricula

Approved textbooks and other curriculum resources are available below by subject in PDF format.

Lodi USD Adopted Textbook Materials Grades K-12 PDF (English)

For more information, please contact Instructional Media Services at (209) 331-7237.

High School Course Catalog

The district-wide course catalog and career planning guide describes the programs offered at all comprehensive and alternative high school sites within Lodi USD. It is intended that students and parents review this catalog together in order to make informed decisions about educational programs. The Lodi USD High School Course Catalog is available below.

Lodi USD High School Course Catalog 2022-23 PDF (English)

Lodi USD High School Course Catalog 2023-24 PDF (English)

Focused Programs

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Explore various Career Technical Education courses offered at Lodi USD!   

The mission of CTE is to prepare students for success in college and careers by helping them develop skills, technical knowledge, and hands-on experience.

To learn more about our CTE programs, please visit the Lincoln Technical Academy website.

Career Technical Education Promo Video

Go to Lincoln Technical Academy Website

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education fosters critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and creativity, preparing students to tackle real-world challenges and contribute to scientific advancements, technological innovations, and economic growth.

To learn more about our STEM-focused program, please visit the Valley Robotics Academy website.

Go to Valley Robotics Academy Website

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE begins in 4th grade, providing program choices to best meet the individual needs of students.

Students are offered the option to stay at their current school in a GATE cluster class or to be part of a lottery for a spot in a self-contained, all-GATE class (offered at John Muir Elementary, Vinewood Elementary, or Elkhorn School).

Gifted instructional strategies include:

  • Differentiated instruction that provides additional rigor and depth.
  • Cooperative learning groups that work together to solve complex problems.
  • Compacted and accelerated curriculum with pacing that meets the needs of gifted learners.

Project and problem-based learning is a key component in GATE classrooms. Students are expected to be active participants in the learning process, both individually and as a team member. Please see qualification criteria below for enrollment requirements.

For more information, please contact the GATE Program at (209) 953-8318.

GATE Qualification Criteria

3rd Grade

NNAT3 Score of 84th percentile or higher and at least one of the following:

  • Qualifying Lexile score of 650 on the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) given at the end of the 1st quarter
  • A score of 70% or higher on the Second Grade GATE Math Assessment

Title I sites where less than 5% of the population qualify may review students earning one advanced score and qualify up to 5% of those students.

4th Grade

Exceeding Standards score in both Math and ELA on the most recent state standardized test – must be within the last 2 years.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program is a college readiness system offered at elementary, middle, and high schools within Lodi USD. 

AVID helps teachers shift from delivering content to facilitating learning, resulting in an inquiry-based, student-centric classroom, where equity, teacher effectiveness, leadership, and student learning are the core of approach to closing the opportunity gap.

For more information on AVID, please call (209) 331-8148.

Contact Us

For more information on the content of this page, please call Educational Services at (209) 331-7028.