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Albany District and Curriculum
Albany School District is part of the Dougherty County School System (DCSS) and uses the core curriculum guidelines that are set in place Georgia Board of Education. The core curriculum areas are English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies/History. Students in the Albany School system are expected to show proficiency and improvement in all subject areas.
We currently cover the following Albany-area school district: Dougherty County School System.
Schools in Albany include:
Morningside Elementary School is located on 120 Sunset Ln, Albany, GA 31705, Morningside Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 229-431-3387. The motto of Morningside Elementary School is “Our Investment in Morningside student today means a brighter world tomorrow.” The school is focused on three initiatives including improving teacher effectiveness, developing teacher leaders, and school safety. The school is Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Quality by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Like other students in the state of Georgia, students at Morningside Elementary School take classes in core subjects including Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science, as well as Arts and Physical Education. The curriculum taught by teachers at the school includes the Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level, while still giving teachers the room to plan their own lessons. In English Language Arts, students focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students read a variety of texts, ranging from narratives, to informational texts, to poems. To test their reading comprehension, students then analyze the main idea, author’s message, character development, and theme. They also work on summarizing the key information from a text. In writing, students work on writing argumentative essays supporting their own opinions using evidence from the text or their own ideas. To learn more about how SchoolTutoring Academy can help you or your child with English Language Arts tutoring, please contact us.
Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School is located on 324 Lockett Station Rd Albany, GA 31721, Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 229-431-3362. The curriculum at Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School emphasizes basic academics, including reading, English (grammar, spelling, penmanship, and composition skills), and mathematics are emphasized. A strong curriculum in science and social studies is also taught. The school’s mascot is the eagle, and the school colors are Red, white and blue. In middle school, students build on the foundational knowledge they learned in elementary school and extend it in order to help them prepare for high school. In 6th grade science, students focus on several units based mainly around earth science. They learn about the solar system, the relationships between the earth, sun and moon, the climate and weather, the water cycle, ecosystems and the earth’s landscape, and human energy needs. In addition to giving students a strong foundational knowledge of the different fields of science, the science curriculum also emphasizes science and engineering practices. Students practice designing and developing their own scientific models and experiments. They ask questions and gather their own data in order to help reinforce the concepts they learn in class. They also work on analyzing and interpreting this data to help them draw their own conclusions. For more information on the Science tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Westover Comprehensive High School is located on 2600 Partridge Dr Albany, GA 31707, Westover Comprehensive High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 229-431-3320. The mission of Westover Comprehensive High School is to provide students with exemplary, progressive, and student focused educational opportunities to promote lifelong learning and productive citizenship. Westover Comprehensive High School is the home to Westover Academy of Medical Arts, which is a college preparatory center designed for ninth graders who are interested in careers in the healthcare field, such as pharmacy, veterinary medicine, health science and medicine. Students enter the academy during the ninth grade and are required to complete a total of eight science courses over 4 years. Students at Westover Comprehensive High School also have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) Courses. Taking AP courses allows for students to take college level courses while in high school. These courses can be harder, but they give students an opportunity to gain the necessary study skills to be successful in college and university. Students are also able to get a headstart on some of the material they will learn in college or university. At the end of the year, students in AP courses take AP exams. These exams are scored on a scale from 1-5, and depending on students’ scores in these exams, they could be eligible for college credit. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help with AP level tutoring, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Albany District Curriculum
In kindergarten students will learn the fundamental principles of reading and math this will continue to be the main focus of their classroom instruction through grade three when they will begin to be introduced to the subjects of science and social studies. Through grade three until students graduate high school they will continue developing these skills so that they will be prepared for post high school options of either college or a career.
The Albany School District offers many programs and opportunities for students to learn and achieve academic success. Should a student choose to fore go college and choose a career instead, this district has a fully accredited technical and career readiness program in various career paths. Many of which offer certifications in a specific career field. Additionally, this district has a wonderful magnet programs that are designed to help students develop their special interests or unique skills these include the following programs; International Baccalaureate, Medical Arts, Honors, Law, and Media, Fine Arts, and Pre-engineering, Math, and Technology.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Albany Educational News
- Teacher Presents Research - An Albany High School teacher has been invited to present her research at a conference that will include teachers and curriculum writers from around the country. Her manuscript titled "The Common Core Standards Initiative: Implications for Marginalized Students' Success." Will be presented at the 13th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Group Conference. She will present this research in hopes of creating change for students who have difficulty with academic learning.
- Excellence in Communications - The Dougherty County School Systems, Public Information Office has been acknowledged at the Georgia School Public Relations Association (GSPRA) Conference. The conference seeks to encourage excellence in communications in Georgia's schools. The conference awarded entrants in several areas that include; newsletters, videos, websites, and broadcasts. The Dougherty County School System proudly won four Gold Awards of Excellence. These awards are an amazing achievement. No other individual school system walked away with this many awards.
- Magnet Programs - The Magnet Programs offered throughout the district schools are designed to promote academic achievement for students by matching them with opportunities to learn about subjects of personal interest. Focuses of these programs include the Arts, Engineering, International Learning, Environmental Learning and many others. These programs are available for students at all level of their education.
Albany Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
About Albany, Georgia
The city of Albany is located in Dougherty County in Southwest Georgia. In 1836, Nelson Tify created the settlement which would become Albany near the Flint River. He chose the name Albany since the New York state city of the same name was also located by the navigable head of a river. In the 19th century, the city became known as a shipping and market center, served by riverboats and then railroads. Seven railroad lines met in the city, helping to become a center of trade in the Southeast.The main item that was exported through the city was cotton, as there were a large number of cotton plantations in the area. In the mid 20th century during World War II, the city received military investment which helped develop the region further.
Visitors and residents of Albany have a lot of options for things to see and do. There are a large number of Registered Historic Places in the city, including the Albany Municipal Auditorium, and Carnegie Library of Albany. People wishing to enjoy the outdoors can try out fishing and boating at Lake Chehaw. Every year, the city hosts a 26.2 full marathon or a 13.1 mile half marathon. Albany also hosts an annual Mardi Gras Festival which takes place in the city’s downtown on the first weekend of March, coinciding with the marathon and half marathon.
In 2017, the population of Albany was 73,179, making it the ninth most populated city in the state of Georgia. 25.3% of the population was under 18, 26.7% of the population was between 18-34, 23.3% was 35-54, 11.4% was 55-64 and 13.3% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $31,843 in 2017.
The Flint RiverQuarium is located in Albany on the banks of the Flint River. The exhibits shown in the zoo highlight the local ecosystems of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River basins, and include both freshwater and saltwater tanks. The Blue Hole Spring is the largest of the tanks, containing 175,000 gallons of water in a 22 feet deep tank. The tank is filled by a natural spring below, and houses animals from the Flint River, which runs through Southwest Georgia. The Cypress Pond Aviary features birds that are indigenous to the Flint River Basin, and several of the migratory birds that pass through the area, including quails and ducks.
Ray Charles Plaza
The Ray Charles Plaza pays tribute to one of the most famous Albany residents, Ray Charles. Contained in the park is a sculpture of the blues and jazz musician made of bronze. Charles is posed sitting at his baby grand piano, and at night, the plaza lights up and his music is played for a free concert. The plaza is located at Oglethorpe Boulevard and Broad Avenue.
Chehaw Park contains 700 acres of land including conservation land and a wild animal park that is dedicated to education. The wild animal park is focused on conservation, preservation and education. Some of the animals exhibited at Chehaw Park are the red wolf, black rhinoceros, black bears, bobcat, ostriches, and bald eagles. Some of the special attractions in the park include Ben’s Barnyard, where visitors can see how they could compare to wild animals, Alligator’s outpost, where visitors can view dozens of American Alligators, the Wiregrass Express, where visitors can take a ride through the pine/wiregrass restoration area, and the African Veldt, where visitors can see free roaming safari animals from a covered trailer. In addition to viewing animals at the zoo, visitors can also enjoy the park’s nature trails, BMX trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, campgrounds, an RV park, and a playground.
- Nicknames for Albany, Georgia include “The Good Life City”, “Egypt of America”, and “The Artesian City”.
- The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is located just outside of the city and its primary mission is to rebuild and repair ground combat and combat support equipment.
- One notable Albany resident is Food Network Chef Paula Deen.
- The city of Albany covers a total area of 55.9 square miles.
- Albany’s Recreation and Parks Department provides care for the 77 park facilities throughout the city.
- The main shopping center in the region, Albany Mall, first opened in 1976.
Chalk Talk: Volunteering in the Schools
Every school around the country offers the ability for parents to volunteer to help out on their free days. Volunteering in your child's school offers you several advantages. You can see what your child's day is truly like, you can assist teachers so that they have more time to actually teach their classes and you can tutor children that are struggling. It is a win-win situation for all involved. Plus you get to make connections with teachers in the school.