Albemarle, North Carolina Tutoring Programs
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Albemarle District and Curriculum
Stanly County Schools serve over 8,700 students in 21 total schools: 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, and six high schools. Stanly County Schools use the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which combines the nationwide Common Core Standards for literacy and math and the North Carolina Essential Standards for all of the other curricular areas. The learning experiences are designed to help students develop into competent individuals who show care for others and contribute positively to the community in which they live. Students acquire all the knowledge and skills they need to be academically, socially and emotionally successful adults.
We currently cover the following Albemarle-area school district: Stanly County Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Albemarle District Curriculum
Stanly County Schools strive for instructional innovation to help bring the curriculum to life for students growing up in the globalized era. The district’s curriculum-related goals are providing students with a solid foundation of literacy and math skills, differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, and providing support for students to prepare them for college and a career in a 21st century workplace. There is also a strong emphasis on critical thinking and conceptual awareness so students are able to understand each subject.
The professional development areas that have been focused on for elementary teachers include guided reading and math, reading and math foundations, writer’s workshop, the analysis of student data, differentiated instruction, rigor in the classroom, STEM kits, FLEX (a digital reading intervention tool), and teaching with digital resources. Google Chromebooks have been implemented in grades three and up. The curriculum allows teachers to integrate their subject areas and provide students with real-world applications for what they are learning about.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Albemarle Educational News
- Several Stanly Students Earn ETA Certifications - Eighteen students from South Stanly High School earned Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certifications through either their DC Electronics or Digital Electronics class. South Stanly High has been one of the leading high schools in terms of students receiving this certification, as one out of five certificates that were given out in 2015 were earned by students in this high school.
- South Stanly High Teachers Receive Bright Ideas Grant - Two English teachers from South Stanly High, who together wrote a grant project entitled The Tribe Has Spoken, were awarded with a Bright Ideas Grant from Pee Dee Electric. The grant will fund the publication of and personal student copies of a book that will be comprised of a portion of each student’s written autobiography (written using the entire writing process, including revising and editing), a photo of him/herself to accompany the writing, an author biography, and one sentence summarizing his/her impact on the world.
- Stanly Administrators, Teacher Honored - Towards the end of 2015, two Stanly administrators and one teacher were honored. Anne Watson of North Stanly Middle School was named the Stanly County Schools Principal of the Year, while Stanly Early College High teacher Serenity Smith was awarded as the Stanly Community Schools Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Dr. Terry Griffin, meanwhile, was named the NC Region 6 Superintendent the Year.
Albemarle 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.
Chalk Talk: High School to College: How Grading Is Different
Most incoming college students recognize that the work will be more difficult and that there will be a much greater workload in college, but they may not think as much about how the grading may be different. However, this is important because students who make it to college typically care greatly about the grades they earn and how they receive them. The first factor is that the grading scales may be more rigorous in colleges. For example, a 90 percent in high school may be an ‘A,’ while in college, the same percentage may qualify as a B+. If a student received all percentages in the 90s in all of his/her classes in high school and got a 4.0 GPA, he/she may get a lesser GPA if he/she earned the same grades in college. Also, students who take honors or A.P. classes in high school may be used to receiving higher GPAs due to classes being weighted for difficulty level, so, for example, they may receive a 4.25 GPA for an A.P. class. In college, however, the base GPA is 4.0 and cannot exceed that.