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Cary District and Curriculum

Students from Cary attend the Wake County School District which follows a common curricular model that emphasizes key skills in each subject area and helps students to explore the connections between the subjects. The programs in Math, Science, English, History and Foreign Languages progressively build knowledge along major strands of the subject area such as reading and writing in English, or algebra and geometry in Math. The district also offers a rich selection of programs tailored to students’ personal interests.

We currently cover the following Cary-area school district: Wake County Public School System.

Schools in Cary include:

Highcroft Elementary School is located on 5415 Highcroft Dr, Cary, NC 27519,  Highcroft Drive Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 919-460-3527.  The mission of the school is to provide an engaging and relevant education for students in order to help them become collaborative, creative, and effective communicators and critical thinkers. Highcroft Elementary School originally opened in 2004. The mascot of the school is the husky, and the school colors are burgundy and gold. Like other school in the state of North Carolina, students at Highcroft Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and its North Carolina Essential Standards in all other K-12 subject areas. In grade 4 mathematics, the goals of the curriculum are for students to be able to problem solve, use reasoning in math and to use  mathematics to model situations. Students learn about operations and algebraic thinking, and represent and solve problems with multiplication and division. They also extend their understanding of place value and practice rounding and adding and subtracting two-digit whole numbers. They work on their understanding of fractions and use unit fractions to help understand operations involving fractions. In measurement and data, they interpret data from graphs, and learn how to determine area. In geometry, they learn about lines, and the attributes of 2D shapes. To learn more about how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with mathematics tutoring, please contact us.

Mills Park Middle School is located on 441 Mills Park Dr, Cary, NC 27519, Mills Park Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 919-466-1500. With an enrollment of 1756 students in the 2018-2019 year, Mills Park Middle School is the largest middle school in the state. Even though the school’s population is large, staff work to build personal connections with students and their families to make the school feel small. Teachers at the school plan engaging lessons utilizing technology, hands-on application, and research projects with student chosen topics. The vision statement of Mills Park Middle School is to prepare students to reach their full potential and be produce members of their community. The school received a School Performance Grade of  “A” in the 2016-2017 North Carolina School Report Card. The K-12 Standards by the state of North Carolina cover arts education, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Guidance, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. The standards outline the information students should know, and what things they should be able to do. The goal of the standards to to ensure students are college and career ready. Students in middle school take a wide range of classes in order to gain a solid foundation in all of these subjects. Middle School students can also see what subjects they prefer, and the types of courses they would like to take in high school. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help you or your child with one-on-one tutoring, please contact us.

Green Hope High School is located on 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Rd, Cary, NC 27519, Green Hope High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 919-380-3700. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 2804 students enrolled at Green Hope High School. The school is well known for its athletics program, and many students transfer to the school to compete in the North Carolina 4A Athletics Conference. The school is consistently ranked in the top 5 for the state in soccer, golf, lacrosse, swimming, and cross country. In 2011, Newsweek ranked the school 206 in its list of the Top US High Schools. The school is also very strong academically, and had the 5th highest SAT score in the Raleigh Durham area. Green Hope High School also offers 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and over 61 honors courses. AP courses allow for students to take college level courses while they are in high school. At the end of the school year, students take AP exams, and depending on their scores in the exam, they could qualify for college credit. After high school, many students decide to attend a postsecondary institution. The application process for these students often involves taking SAT or ACT tests. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Cary District Curriculum

Wake County Public School System offers a rigorous Arts Education Program for their students in grades K-12. These courses are in various degrees of the Arts that includes Dance, Music, Theatrical Arts and Visual Arts. The curriculum taught in these classes goes beyond the students’ classroom room activities and assignments. The Arts are taught at a beginner’s level up to an advanced level for high school students who are focused on perfecting their talents.

Parents of students in the Wake County Public Schools can play a big part in making sure their children are exposed to different arts events around the town and even create some of their own Arts events to showcase their talents. The students also learn about behind the scenes responsibilities of putting on a play or show, learning technology involved, like lightening and communication devices, stage preparations, coming up with dance routines, and writing their own music.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Cary Educational News

  • Life Lessons - Fifth graders had an opportunity to learn some basketball skills from athletes that are not accustomed to utilizing their legs. What a great way to teach kids how others with challenges can still enjoy doing what they like.
  • STEM Career Exploration - Students at Reedy Creek Middle School had the chance to speak and visit with employees that have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and ask about how what they do in their jobs is connected to middle school classes. Sharing their knowledge with the students enlightened all who attended.
  • WCPSS Recognized as U.S. District With the Most Nationally Certified Teachers - The educators in the Wake County Public School System continue to take lead in the nation as having the most board certified teachers. These qualifications attest to the rigorous preparation that classroom teachers go through to prepare themselves to educate our children.

Cary 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.

About Cary, North Carolina

Primarily located in Wake County with a small section in Chatham County, Cary is one of the towns in North Carolina. It is found only 8 miles west of Raleigh, North Carolina, and is also conveniently within the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan area. Before being known as Cary, the town was called Bradford’s Ordinary. The area was first settled in 1750 and became a major transportation route when the North Carolina railroad reached the area in the mid 1800s. The town was named Cary after Samuel Fenton Cary, who was a prohibitionist and former Ohio congressman. The town of Cary was officially incorporated in 1871.

Between September 1, 2006 to September 1, 2007, Cary was the 5th fastest growing municipality in the United States according to the US Census Bureau. The city is found within the “Research Triangle” metropolitan area which is made up for Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. The name “Research Triangle” is a reference to the Research Triangle Park, which was created in 1959, Three major research universities: NC State University, Duke University, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are located within the Research Triangle.

In 2017, the population of Cary was 165,904, making it the seventh most populated city in the state of North Carolina. 26.2% of the population was under 18, 17.8% of the population was between 18-34, 33.5% was 35-54, 11.9% was 55-64 and 10.6% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $94,617 in 2017.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

The Hemlock Bluffs Nature preserve contains 140 acres, 97 of which are owned by the state, and 42 of which are owned and leased by the town of Cary. Found in the preserve are a population of Eastern Hemlock trees and other vegetation that is usually found out west in the Appalachian mountains. However the same vegetation is found in Hemlock Bluffs Nature preserve because the bluffs of Swift Creek provide similar conditions to the mountains. Found also on the nature preserve is the Stevens Nature Center, which is a nature center located on the town’s section of the preserve. Here, visitors are provided with information on the natural history of the area, and the plants and animals that live there. Visitors to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve can also enjoy about 3 miles of hiking trails.

Fred G. Bond Metro Park

Fred G. Bond Metro Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Wake County, covering 310 acres. The park includes picnic shelters, athletic fields, hiking trails, playgrounds and other amenities usually found in parks. Some of the the highlights of the park are the 300 seat Sertoma amphitheatre, community center, and the Cary Senior Center. One of the focus points in Fred G. Bond Metro Park is Bond Lake. Here, visitors can find a boathouse where they can rent kayaks, pedal boats, and sail boats. Adventurous visitors can also enjoy a challenging treetop rope course.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Previously called the The Amphitheatre at Regency Park, the attraction was renamed after former Cary mayor Koka Booth. Found in Regency Park, the performing arts amphitheatre hosts many festivals and concerts, such as the ones by the North Carolina Symphony. Annual festivals held at the amphitheatre include Summerfest with the North Carolina Symphony, Movies by Moonlight with WakeMed, Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Country Music Series, and more. The Koka Booth Amphitheatre was originally built in 2001 and the park it is found in features 14 acres of mature trees right next to symphony lake. The total capacity of Koka Booth Amphitheatre is 7000 people.

Interesting Facts

  • 98% of people in Cary have access to the internet from work, home, of both. The city is also a Google Fiber City.
  • Cary’s sister cities are Markham in Canada, County Meath in Ireland, Hsinchu City in Taiwan, and Le Touquet in France.
  • One notable Cary resident is Marshall Brain, founder of the website HowStuffWorks. He earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.
  • The city of Cary has a low crime rate! In 2015, there were 84 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.
  • About 68% of people aged 25 and older in Cary have an associate degree or higher.

Chalk Talk: Should I Employ a Private Tutor?

It is worth it to employ a tutor if your child is in need of someone that has a specific area of academic expertise. As students are expected to become well versed in and have a better understanding of the subject, personalized assistance can be a major benefit. Meeting with your tutor can be conveniently arranged at the school, a local library, or at home, and students can even call or email them when needed. You tend to get much more information than expected when working individually with a tutor and they will go out of their way to make sure you have learned what you needed to know and can tell you how it applies to the subject at hand.