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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Bellingham District Curriculum
Students in Bellingham Public Schools must take at least two years of science to graduate, with one of those courses being Biology in their ninth or tenth grade year. Students are required to take the Washington State end-of-course Biology exam following the course. For their second year of science, students may choose from Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Forensics, Marine Biology or Astronomy.
The Math curriculum in Bellingham Public Schools follows the Washington State guidelines. Students are required to take three years of mathematics to graduate, and these courses must include Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. The sequence builds on the previous course, with Geometry using the Algebra skills they learned in Algebra 1 to examine planes and shapes and Algebra 2 combining the skills they learned in both classes. Upper level math classes offered in the district include Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Reasoning and Financial Algebra.
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Bellingham District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Students take four years of English Language Arts as a requirement of graduation from Bellingham Public Schools. The ninth and tenth grade years are Basic English Language Arts Instruction, while the eleventh and twelve grade years are composed of English Language Arts electives of the student’s choice. In ninth grade, students focus on reading strategies and comprehension in a variety of texts including novels, short stories, and non-fiction. In addition to reading, writing and communication skills that are introduced in the ninth grade. The tenth grade curriculum focuses on writing. Students will write in a variety of styles, including fiction, persuasive, narrative and argumentative. Juniors and seniors are able to choose from American Literature, Northwestern Literature, Creative Writing and College Writing.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Bellingham Educational News
- Bellingham Virtual Learning - Bellingham Virtual Learning program uses Blackboard software, which is the leading standard in online learning programs. Many colleges and universities use this program for online and traditional classes, so students are exposed to the software before entering college. Students may use virtual learning for any classes that are not offered in the traditional school, or for classes that the traditional school does not offer. An example of course offerings through this program includes AP Music Theory, Lifetime Fitness and French.
- Skyward Family Access -The Skyward Family Access program in the Bellingham schools allows the staff and faculty at the school to manage data and monitor progress of students. It also allows parents to stay connected to their child’s school through an online portal that allows parents to email teachers, check grades and follow up on classwork and homework.
- Bellingham Promise Program - Bellingham Public Schools is unique in that it has set up a program allowing the community to participate in creating the mission and vision for its schools. By creating this partnership with the community, the school district has created a sense of ownership for its schools. The result of this program will be a collaboratively built mission and vision for the schools of the community.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Chalk Talk: Mastering the SAT Essay
Some students look at the essay section on the SAT with dread. Here are some general ideas to help them relax. First, when it comes to the essay question, the handwriting should be legible. The graders need to be able to work through each essay as quickly as possible and if they have to struggle with handwriting, they begin with a bad impression so the score may be lower. In the essay, in this case, the graders look favorably at the student that fills up the majority of the lines allowed without going beyond that area. Next, remember the basic structure of good writing. There should be an introduction with a thesis, three supporting paragraphs and then a conclusion that summarizes what was said. Students need to remember to indent each paragraph also. This is also the place to use a few larger word throughout the writing. Finally, practice writing at home to become more comfortable with the process.