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Amherst District and Curriculum
The Amherst area is very culturally diverse, with more than 25 languages being spoken by students in the district. The Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools consist of six schools and about 4,000 students. There are four elementary schools (K-6), a middle school (grades 7-8), and a high school. Amherst’s vision is for all of its students to have success in all aspects of their being in a global society. The 21st century education that the district provides involves students using critical thinking skills, engaging in problem solving, excelling with technology, and learning about diverse cultures.
We currently cover the following Amherst-area school district: Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Amherst District Curriculum
Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools has an extensive section of its website dedicated to the curriculum. It has a strong English Language Learning program, which has its own mission statement. The “Teaching and Learning” portion contains a description of the professional development that the educators go through, which focuses on high student achievement. There are also curriculum reports and curriculum improvement updates.
In addition, Amherst has created curriculum maps for grades K-12 in all content areas. All of the teachers at each grade level and school in the district collaborated in preparing these guides, which serve as a basis for instruction and assessment. Therefore, the curriculum aligns both horizontally (across grade levels in all schools) and vertically (as students move from grade level to grade level). The district refers to it as a “living curriculum,” as revisions are made collaboratively on an annual basis based on student needs and new research.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Amherst Educational News
- Amherst Wins Amazing Opportunity in Choral Competition - Amherst Regional High School Chorale won the grand prize in the WGBY Together in Song Choral Competition. For its outstanding performance, the choral team will have the opportunity to record its own 30-minute broadcast featuring its success at the WGBY studio in Springfield, MA. Amherst was also chosen as the second overall audience favorite.
- Several Students Recognized for Performance on National Latin Exam - Of the 51 Amherst Regional High School students to take the National Latin Exam, 32 of them received awards. Twelve of the students earned gold medals (Summa cum laude). The exam assessed knowledge of the Latin language and Roman mythology, history, and culture.
- Junior Student Receives National Art Award - A junior at ARHS was recognized as a National Gold Medal Winner for the category of drawing in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Her work titled “Morning News” was chosen from over 255,000 drawings. The artwork depicted the student’s father reading the newspaper the day after the Boston Red Sox won the World Series.
Amherst 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: Making the Grade
By the time students reach the upper elementary grades, their primary academic concern becomes a sole thing: their letter grade. They put forth the most effort on graded assignments and tests and ask the most questions about graded work. Their motivation typically stems from receiving a good grade rather than their actual learning. It is no wonder that today’s students have this mentality. From a young age, they see the emphasis that is placed on them earning a certain score on their state standardized assessment. Academic competition often takes the form of the students with the best grades and GPA winning out in terms of getting into higher level classes and their chosen colleges. Parents usually base their children’s success (or lack thereof) in school on their report cards and are now frequently invited to check their grades online throughout the school year. Grades are undoubtedly important and are certainly not disappearing anytime soon, but students, teachers, and parents should remember that the content this is learned and skills that are mastered are just as important.