PCS #1 follows the California State Content Standards for Public Schools and the LAUSD modified curriculum as closely as possible, in conjunction with the student's IEP goals. The curriculum is based upon the goal of helping students reach their fullest potential at the same time providing an educational foundation provided by the regular education school. The program will be modified to meet the needs of a wide range of students with different abilities to facilitate the highest degree of independence upon transition and/or graduation.

A student's curricular goals are monitored each semester by the teacher, and will be documented in the students' files. The teacher will be evaluated by administrators to evaluate student progress. In addition to quarterly progress reports, semester report cards and/or progress reports, and the annual IEP will be 'evaluated by administrators to evaluate student progress. Each teacher will have access to the Content Standards and modified curriculum to reference for lesson plans and graduation requirements if a student is on the graduation track.