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Carbondale District and Curriculum
The schools strives to encourage students to develop their intellectual, emotional, and physical potential regardless of any perceived differences. The schools encourages diverse students to understand and respect the similarities and differences among themselves and others in their local and world communities. They also encourage students to learn the habits of mind and self-discipline necessary to live with integrity and purpose as contributing members of society.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Carbondale District Curriculum
The school’s curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards in English language and mathematics. In English language arts, the curriculum emphasizes the reading of nonfiction and complex texts and the writing of analytical essays. Students gather information and use evidence to support their claims while also expanding their vocabularies. This encourages students to be critical readers and writers.
In mathematics classes, the curriculum focuses on key topics in depth so that basic concepts are mastered before moving on to more advanced topics. Algebraic patterning and relationships, geometry and measurement, and data analysis are emphasized. The hope is that students will be able to apply their math skills to real-world problems and challenges. The science curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which are rigorous and intended to provide students with the skills and processes of observation, hypothesis testing, reporting on findings and other elements of the scientific process.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Carbondale Educational News
- New Faculty - Several new faculty members joined Carbondale High School this year, in science, French, physical education, and other departments. With these transitions, there are increased opportunities for learning in these courses and in the extracurriculars available through their efforts.
- School Newspaper - The Terrier Times gives students, faculty, and parents information about school happenings, issues of interest, and upcoming events. This is a great way to understand what issues are important to the students!
- District Honors - Carbondale High School was recognized as a Democracy School which prepares young people for informed, effective engagement in our democracy. This honor recognizes the work done by connecting students with the community around them and giving them opportunities to participate in their community.
Carbondale 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: What Does the Transcript Tell Colleges?
The most important piece of a college application is the transcript for two primary reasons. One, the transcript gives an applicant’s GPA, though that GPA is tempered by course selection, and Two, the rigor of the applicant’s course selection. GPA can be weighted or unweighted. Weighted means that more credit is given for some classes, usually Advanced Placement or Honors classes. This is a misleading idea because colleges are going to unweight and reconfigure GPA however they want. They might ignore certain classes, as well. The rigor of the course selection has a lot to do with how the college looks at the transcript. A student who has a very high GPA in fairly non-rigorous classes isn’t going to be considered as strongly as a student with a high GPA in rigorous classes. A college profile accompanies the transcript. This document tells the college what courses are offered, which helps them determine what constitutes a rigorous course selection for a particular school.