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Chester, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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Chester District and Curriculum
The mission of Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe environment that develops the academic, social, and critical thinking skills necessary to become responsible and contributing members of our changing society. All students should be provided opportunities to succeed, and by utilizing a strong and comprehensive curriculum through the Illinois Learning Standards, all students are guaranteed a college and career preparatory learning experience. 21st century and college and career standards are also a part of the curriculum’s scope.
We currently cover the following Chester-area school district: Chester Community Unit School District No. 139.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Chester District Curriculum
The Illinois Learning Standards curriculum is rigorous and well-researched and provides challenging coursework for students with clear expectations of the skills and knowledge they should acquire by the end of each year. The curriculum is also supportive and fair, with teachers being encouraged to tailor their lessons to fit the individual needs of students, whether they need to be challenged with advanced coursework or they need help to catch up to grade level, and teachers provide interventions when necessary.
Classes focus on critical thinking skills across the curriculum as well as analytical writing skills. Reading is focused on both literary and informational texts so students have the necessary analytic skills to comprehend each. Students are also given many extracurricular opportunities to further their development, from men’s and women’s club and varsity sports, to performing arts and music, clubs, and community service. Well-rounded, engaged students are more likely to become engaged adults who take control of their own lives and achieve success.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Chester Educational News
- College Visit Calendar - Representatives from state and national colleges often visit schools, and the high school has a listing of all upcoming college visit events. These meet and greets offer students the chance to get information about the school and talk with representatives about their interests and programs that are available.
- Scholarship Information - For students planning on attending college, the high school provides a number of resources to help locate scholarships and the counselors can be a big help ensuring student's hit all the steps of the application process. The high school highlights both local and national scholarship opportunities.
- The Buzz - Keep up to date on the latest happenings on campus with Chester High School’s news show “The Buzz.” This is a student produced and student hosted media project that has taught students a wide range of useful skills. Students who are interested in participating should contact The Buzz at school.
Chester 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: Fast Aps
Fast Aps are shortened applications that offer a quick decision. Usually, the only real requirements are the application itself, which might contain one brief essay, the transcript, and standardized test scores. The school promises to reach a decision usually within a few weeks. Usually, nothing else is required, and the application fee is often waived. These are high-volume applications usually offered by state schools. If a student fits the profile in terms of GPA and test scores, but isn’t strong enough to warrant applying for Honors or other special programs, Fast Aps can be a no-brainer. They’re easier, cheaper, and quicker. If a student is on the borderline, though, a Fast Ap probably isn’t a good idea. Some of those other documents that aren’t part of the application—like recommendations, additional essays, or doing an interview—can really help push the student over that line into being accepted, and a Fast Ap could be disastrous.