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Bladensburg District and Curriculum
As part of the Prince George’s County Public School District, Bladensburg students attend a number of primary and secondary schools. Elementary students attend one of four schools. All middle school students attend William Wirt Middle School, and the Bladensburg High School serves all high school students. Students also have the option of attending Elizabeth Seton High School, the only private school in the area. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, the Prince George’s County Public School District’s standards are more focused than ever.
We currently cover the following Bladensburg-area school district: Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Bladensburg District Curriculum
Though Common Core State Standards have required a shift in the way students are educated, Prince George’s has taken to heart the true intent of the standards. By allowing students to think more critically, be a part of their own learning, and work collaboratively, they have increased the expectations of their students. Students will be supported during the implementation of the new standards to achieve the increase in rigor established by the curriculum.
Students are challenged daily, and instruction is integrated for a cross-curricular approach. For instance, in elementary classrooms, you might find first graders reading the fairytale “The Big Bad Wolf.” After reading, students might be asked to replicate the housing structures from the story (house of straw, house of sticks, and house of bricks). By blowing on the structures (perhaps with a hair dryer), students can determine which structure is the stablest. Skills that can be assessed using this type of activity include problem solving and engineering.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Bladensburg Educational News
- President Obama Visits Bladensburg High School - President Obama announced the receiving of over $100 million in grants at Bladensburg High School. These grants are a result of a presidential executive order created to assist high school students to become more prepared for careers or college. Schools in Prince George's County Public School Districts are slated to receive over $7 million for these purposes.
- Bladensburg Mayor Returns to High School- - Mayor Walter Lee James acted as a student at Bladensburg High School for the second year in a row. He attended classes that represented a wide variety of students, sitting in on courses such as Advanced Placement Biology, barbering classes, English as a second language courses, and a geometry class. The goal was for the Mayor to gain the perspective of students in the 21st century in order to better understand the decisions he makes for them.
- Prince George's Schools Reopen with High Expectations - The struggling school system has undergone a complete renovation. Prince George's Schools in Bladensburg reopened with high hopes for their original schools, as well as the newly built ones. The district was in danger of being taken over. However, County Executive Rushern L Baker III, along with other important figures, created a plan to not only keep the schools open, but to more effectively meet the needs of the students.
Bladensburg 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: Tips for Studying
Has your child ever come home, panicked, because he or she forgot to study for a big test? Or, perhaps your child did study, but didn't receive the grade he or she thought? The problem may stem from how your child approaches studying. Many students “study,” but they don't realize that their methods are often not productive. The tips below offer some strategies for studying that may produce better results. Focus on the information you know will be assessed. If you are studying for history, for example, and you know you will only be testing over chapter three, then you should only study chapter three. It is also a good idea to pinpoint exactly what the last test assessed, and study any new information learned since then. Use the resources you have. If you have any notes, homework assignments, quizzes, or especially a study guide, use them. The information on these assignments is a good indication of what will be on the test. Using what you have can often narrow down the sheer amount of material that you must absorb. Begin early Teachers generally announce test dates well in advance. If you know you will have a test next week, divide up your study material over several days.