New Instructional Materials Selected for ELA


DELAND – Following a comprehensive review process, Volusia County Schools’ instructional materials committee has made the following selections for new instructional materials (textbooks) for English Language Arts (grades K-12):

  • Elementary: Benchmark
  • Secondary: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

The selections will be presented to the Volusia County School Board on Feb. 9, and the School Board will vote on them at its meeting March 9.

If approved by the School Board, the new instructional materials for English Language Arts would be used starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

The Instructional Materials Department strives to provide VCS students, schools and faculties with the highest quality of instructional materials to meet the district’s educational goals and support 21st century teaching and learning.

Additional information is available at the Instructional Materials & Library Media Services website. Or you may contact Kris Smith, Library Media Services and Instructional Materials Specialist, at

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