Hartford Public Schools curriculum is aligned with Michigan Department of Education Content Expectations. K-12 subject area curriculum committees meet to review, evaluate, develop, and write horizontally and vertically aligned curriculum and assessments. Horizontal alignment assures that all students have access to the same curriculum regardless of which school they attend or teacher they are assigned. Vertical articulation addresses the transition between one grade or subject level to the next. This on-going, cyclical process includes research, analysis of current practice, selection of appropriate resources, and implementation.