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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Alamo Heights District Curriculum
The Mathematics curriculum has developed two sets of consensus maps divided by grades K-6 and 7-12 based on advice by the mathematics teachers of the district. The curriculum for grades K-6 focuses on the following core set of principles: number concepts, time, measurement, graphing, fractions, basic geometry, computation, basic problem solving, and probability. Each topic is initially taught at the basic kindergarten level with progressive introduction of more challenging principles.
The curriculum for grades 7-12, in contrast, has been developed with regard to the individual mathematical subjects such as algebra, geometry, and statistics and probabilities. Students are expected to learn advanced principles for each subject while developing general skills related to problem solving and critical thinking. The ultimate goal of the mathematics curriculum is to produce students who can use mathematical concepts in a logical manner to critically analyze a diverse set of challenges.
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Alamo Heights District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Alamo Heights Independent School District uses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills to guide learning in each subject area. The TEKS consists of detailed guidelines in each subject that give grade-level learning goals and follow a logical progression from one year to the next. Focusing on individual students is a goal of the district, and to that end they also offer courses and programs that help students capitalize on their academic strengths. There are Advanced Placement courses for high school students looking for college-level work, and a Foundations in Interdisciplinary Learning for 9th and 10th graders that emphasize Math, Science, Social Studies and Leadership.
We currently cover the following Alamo Heights-area school district: Alamo Heights Independent School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Alamo Heights Educational News
- Foundations in Interdisciplinary Learning (FIL) - One of the innovative programs at Alamo Heights HS is the 9th grade Foundations in Interdisciplinary Learning (FIL) Program. Students accepted into this program will work with the same five teachers for their first two years in the subjects of Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and Leadership in an effort to develop very strong academic and personal skills in these areas.
- Character Education - In their effort to educate the whole child, the district offers a Character Education program. The goal of the non-profit partnership with the Character Education Partnership is to help support the social, emotional, and ethical development of district students.
- Summer Learning - Alamo Heights Independent School District offers a number of summer learning opportunities beyond credit recovery or assigned summer school. They have developed a STEM curriculum for summer that offers introduction and more advanced courses focused on the integration of science, technology, engineering and math.
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Chalk Talk: Developing Critical Reading Skills
Developing the skills of critical reading involves many different ways of thinking. One of the first questions that readers should ask is about the purpose of the text and what the author hopes for the reader to get out of reading it. Also, they should think about whether the author succeeds in getting across their purpose or proving their point. With non-fiction, readers should look for bias and whether the author is considering all sides of an issue. Readers of non-fiction should also look closely at the sources cited, if any, to determine whether the supporting evidence is based on sound resources. Generating questions is another step critical readers take and it helps inform the information they seek out next.