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Altoona, Iowa Tutoring Programs
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Altoona District and Curriculum
Students in the Altoona area attend either Southeast Polk Community School District. Teaching and learning follow Iowa Core Curriculum – a student-based approach used for implementing high academic expectations for all students at each grade level. Instruction focuses on research-based standards in literacy, mathematics and essential concepts and skills in the subjects of science and social studies. Instruction also emphasizes learning and application of 21st century skills – civic literacy, financial literacy, technology literacy, health literacy, and employability skills.
We currently cover the following Altoona-area school district: Southeast Polk Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Altoona District Curriculum
Elementary grades are an introduction to new skills and ideas, helping K-6 students gain experience and master concepts, to then build on as they develop. Junior high grades are centered on the educational needs of adolescents as they transition between elementary school and high school. High school years are an opportunity for students to select courses and electives specific to potential college and career interests, developing necessary skills for entering the workforce.
Once in high school, they will still be core classes required for all graduates, but the subjects of these courses as well as their electives will be different. Students also have the opportunity to pursue other options such as dual enrollment and Advanced Placement classes. These offer students rigorous coursework and the chance to earn college credit while still in high school.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Altoona Educational News
- Summer Fun - Make it a point to bring the kids to Adventureland of America sometime this summer. Filled with hundreds of rides, from the extreme to the simple, Adventureland has something for thrill seekers of every age. There amusement park also includes Adventure Bay, a water park to keep the family cool. You may even be able to catch a performance or show the day you’re at the park, scheduled many days during the summer.
- SPHS in Softball Regional Finals - The Southeast Polk high school softball team is playing in the regional finals!! The high school team plays Cedar Rapids Kennedy, with home field advantage. In support of the team, fans were asked to wear black as part of a “blackout.” Congratulations!
- Career Exploration at Willowbrook - As one of the final lessons of the school year, second, third and fourth graders at Willowbrook participated in career exploration. Students in second and third grade learned about the idea of career clusters and that various careers that fit within a cluster. Students in fourth grade learned about the idea of multiple intelligences - each person possesses different strengths and interests both of which explains how one learns best and the type of career one may be involved in later in life. As part of the lesson, students were able to use a web-based program to engage them further in exploring career possibilities.
Altoona 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: School Vaccines
Vaccines are most often talked about as your child becomes of school age. Most states require students to be vaccinated prior to beginning kindergarten, with some vaccines due or to be kept up to date during the early grade levels. The requirements are based on doctor recommendations and specific to the child’s age. Vaccines protect your child and others and can save money and time (less spent on doctor visits or medicine, less time out of school). Vaccinations are a means of keeping your child healthy and helping them avoid illnesses such as the chicken pox. Summer is the perfect time to make sure your child is up-to-date on their vaccines. Make your child’s physical appointment to ensure they are ready for the first day of school. Check your school’s recommended immunization schedule to learn what vaccines are required for their upcoming grade level.