Our goal is to provide each student with a balanced curriculum to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners today. We strive to create classroom opportunities that focus on engaging student creativity, flexibility, initiative and leadership -- and employ project based learning whenever possible. Educational Technology is big at Murdock-Portal. We are constantly looking for ways to integrate technology into the curriculum so that learning remains relevant and student-centered. As a base, we follow CUSD core curriculum -- with all students receiving instruction in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, as well as PE, Computers, Art, and Music -- our classes are organized around flexible student groups to allow students to achieve at their level. Each child, each year, develops an individualized learning plan with his or her teacher. Teachers meet with families twice a year in parent/teacher conferences to review and update learning goals.