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Alton District and Curriculum

The district strives to provide a positive environment for students and faculty which facilitates learning through clearly-defined goals, assessments, and support services to provide below level, on level, and above level students with increased academic opportunities and/or interventions for at-risk students in order to increase achievement levels. The curriculum aligns with Illinois Common Core Learning Standards in reading and math by utilizing performance indicators and assessment data.

We currently cover the following Alton-area school district: Alton Community Unit School District 11.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Alton District Curriculum

In Mathematics, classes focus on specific topics and ideas that are essential for students to learn in order to establish a firm foundation. Beginning at the elementary school level, the standards emphasize basic concepts such as numbers and operations before progressing to more advanced topics in middle and high school. Faculty strive to include opportunities for students to apply their math skills to real world problems and challenges.

In English Language Arts, classes focus on reading nonfiction and writing analytic essays in order to develop students’ ability to gather information and use evidence to support claims. The goal is to help students become critical readers and effective writers. The curriculum is based on international standards so that students will be, not only well prepared for post-secondary education, but ready to entire the workforce as competitive employees. Students must be aware of new challenges presented by the ever increasing global nature of our economy.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Alton Educational News

  • Music Festival - The annual Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Music Festival occurs each November, featuring local school performances such as the Alton High School Concert Choir and the Symphonic Orchestra.
  • Clubs and Organizations - Alton High School offers many clubs and organizations from students, ranging from academic themed clubs like Biology club to diversity clubs like Minority Excellence. These clubs can help students to stand out when they are applying for college and show admissions officers more about what the student is interested in participating in with their school.
  • Spotlight On Guidance - The Alston High School Guidance Department offers many resources for students ranging from academic support to college application information. The counselors can help students and families to understand the ins and outs of financial planning and are a great resource for scholarship opportunities.

Alton 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: The Benefits of a Small List

There are a lot of colleges students can apply to, and some students will take a pretty random approach to applying, focusing on several highly ranked colleges that they might not have even visited. Eventually, the student runs out of steam and doesn’t even finish some of his/her applications, and when s/he is accepted to several colleges, s/he has no idea which one to enroll in because s/he doesn’t actually know very much about that college. Maybe the student doesn’t get into the highly ranked schools and is stuck with a safety s/he doesn’t like. This leads to a lot of wasted work for the student, the college, and the high school guidance staff. A much better approach is to focus on a small list of well-researched colleges that the student really likes. Safeties are a good idea, but no school should be on the list if the student isn’t willing to actually attend it.