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Chicago District and Curriculum

Chicago Public Schools are involved in several curriculum programs in the elementary, middle, and high school levels. One of the newest programs is the IB Wall to Wall program that is organized by the International Baccalaureate group in Switzerland. This program provides a rigorous globally focused education for children in elementary school through high school. The program culminates with an intense diploma program focusing on a student-selected cultural diverse study that involves community volunteering and an intense portfolio of work.

We currently cover the following Chicago-area school district: Chicago Public Schools.

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Hawthorne Scholastic Academy is located at 3319 N Clifton Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Hawthorne Scholastic Academy covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Hawthorne Scholastic Academy at (773) 534-5550. The mission of Hawthorne Scholastic Academy is to maintain a safe, inclusive learning community that supports the needs of all its students. Each learner will develop critical thinking within an academically challenging, interdisciplinary, literate environment that promotes peer to peer discourse as a means for learning. Hawthorne students will be provided with leadership opportunities and diverse cultural experiences. The main vision of Hawthorne is to intrinsically motivate to pursue opportunities for learning. They will be independent, creative thinkers and problem solvers able to satisfy their quest for knowledge through all forms of collaboration and communication. Hawthorne students will contribute positively to their local and global community through their awareness of socioeconomic and cultural diversities. Hawthorne also believes in being held accountable for the quality of their learning, and as such publish accountability and performance reports, which have earned them a “level 1+”, which is the highest rating available to Chicago Public Schools. This ensures the best quality education for all their students, present and future through objectively assessing their performance as a school. These performance reviews are done by an impartial party dedicated to making sure each and every student has the best education possible. To ensure your child is receiving the optimal amount of education, make sure to check out our information on our tutors who offer homework help.

Walter Payton College Prep is located at 1034 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610. Walter Payton College Prep covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Walter Payton College Prep at (773) 534-0034. Walter Payton College Preparatory High School is an international model for global teaching and learning since its inception in 2000. Since then, Payton Prep has become the space for student discovery, intellectualism, curiosity, and exploration. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Payton has a distinguished reputation for its math, humanities, fine arts, science, languages, and adventure education programs. Payton students embrace an honors and advanced placement curriculum, working collaboratively with their peers and teachers on applying their coursework to solving real-world problems. They also take pride in their demonstrable history of preparing students for success in top postsecondary institutions and beyond; however, it is the deliberate attention given to cultivating the whole child that separates Payton from other peer institutions. In addition to the portfolio of challenging courses, Payton students participate in a myriad of clubs, extracurriculars, and a host of competitive sports. Furthermore, global destinations such as Czech Republic,  France, Brazil, Germany, Spain, China, and South Africa have become outdoor classrooms, as hundreds of students participate in global exchange programs and international studies. Graduates of Payton enter the working world with the courage to embrace any challenge, the moral character needed to thrive in a society full of compromises, the compassion to fight for social equality, and the curiosity question the world.

Northside College Preparatory High School is located at 5501 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60625. Northside College Preparatory High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact Northside College Preparatory High School at (773) 534-3954. Northside is a one of a kind learning commune that values and demonstrates respect for the individual and the educational experience at every level. With gifted and hard working students, a progressive and specialised faculty, caring and supportive parents, many generous benefactors, and community partners collaborating, Northside is able to create a place that continually exemplifies the possibilities of public education. Northside has plenty of challenging and rigorous programs that are dedicated to making sure students achieve the best education. Northside has been established as a premier school by their standardized testing results; however, their true success is evident when they reflect upon the intellectual, social, and emotional development that cannot be captured on these tests. They nurture extremely capable, creative, and ethical leaders who will positively change the world. In 2018 Northside was rated #2 in Illinois and #82 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Chicago District Curriculum

Another popular curricular choice for many Chicago Public School children is the magnet program. This involves parents and children selecting to attend a school that specializes in a particular educational style. Right now, Chicago Public Schools offers a Montessori program, Paideia program, and an Agricultural Sciences center. The Montessori classroom is multi-age and is for students who thrive in a creative environment. The Paideia program is best for students who learn well by a Socratic method.

Chicago Public Schools also places priority on students learning rigorous math and science while combining that technical work with arts and creativity to best meet the needs of their students. The Chicago Math curriculum that has been adopted by districts around the country was created by the educators in the Chicago Public Schools.

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Students should be exposed to a diverse learning environment that will allow them to flourish both mentally and academically. Individuals need someone that is willing to listen to them, and that will help them reach their fullest potential. The most important thing that an individual must understand is that they are their own biggest competitor and motivator.
I believe that all students can reach their academic goals given a creative student centered approach to learning. It is important to celebrate the small academic successes as building blocks to achievement. When multiple means of representation is offered each student is capable of making gains.
Learning is fun. As a teacher, I don’t see my job as to forcefully infuse knowledge, but rather to facilitate learning for the student. Children are learning machines, and when placed in an environment providing sufficient scope and protection, they excel in that function. Such excellence can provide the greatest satisfaction, and often joy, to the student. Providing this is in my opinion the true function of a teacher.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Chicago Educational News

  • More International Baccalaureate Schools - More Chicago Public Schools have been accepted into the rigorous International Baccalaureate programs. These programs help more CPS students attend and graduate from college.
  • Improving Digital Skills - In order to engage more parents, Chicago Public Schools has partnered with Microsoft and United Way to open Parent Engagement Centers so elementary school parents can get more involved with their children's schools. Each center will have six computers for parents and their children to use to help improve families' digital skills.
  • Gift Cards for Good Attendance - In order to improve attendance and provide more supplies to Chicago elementary schools, $1500 Target gift cards were awarded to elementary schools that showed the highest attendance. Two schools were awarded the gift cards after having attendance over 99% during the first week of school.

Chicago 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 Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is the county seat of Cook County; Chicago is relatively large, covering an area of 234.2 km2 . Chicago has a population of 2,716,450, and is the 3rd most populous city in the United States, the largest in Illinois, and the largest city in the entire Midwestern United States. Chicago is an international centre for commerce, finance, technology, industry, transportation, and telecommunications. O’Hare international airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and the region also has the largest number of US highways, as well as the largest amount of railroad freight traffic. Chicago ranked seventh in the entire world in the 2017 Global Cities Index, and has one of the highest gross metropolitan products in the world, generating almost $700 billion in 2017.

Chicago, located on the shore of Lake Michigan, was incorporated in 1837 near the link between the Mississippi River and the great lakes, and grew rapidly in the nineteenth century. After the great fire of 1871, which destroyed a large part of the city and left many homeless, the city made a concentrated effort to rebuild. This lead to a large acceleration in population growth. Chicago’s population declined in the latter half of the 20th century, from over 3.6 million in 1950 down to under 2.7 million by 2010. By the time of the official census count in 1990, it was overtaken by Los Angeles as the United States’ second largest city. As of the 2010 census, there were 2,695,598 people with 1,045,560 households living in Chicago. More than half the population of the state of Illinois lives in the Chicago metropolitan area. Chicago is one of the United States’ most densely populated major cities, and the largest city in the Great Lakes Megalopolis. Chicago has the third-largest LGBT population in the United States. In 2015, roughly 4% of the population identified as LGBT.

Lincoln Park Zoo

The vision of the Lincoln Park Zoo is to inspire communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in an ever urbanizing world. They are dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago, and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science, and conservation. The Lincoln Park Zoo is a privately managed institution that depends primarily on the support of its visitors, members, and donors to remain open and free every day. Most of the daily operating budget is provided by revenue from the food service, retail shops, parking, and fundraising activities. The remaining portion comes from an annual subsidy from the Chicago Park District. The zoo also dedicates a lot of resources to animal care, this profession requires expertise, commitment, sound judgement, patience, and respect for wildlife. They take a holistic approach to animal care and welfare, this ensures that every animal at Lincoln Park Zoo is given the opportunity to thrive in their own specialised environment. The curators and zoological managers work alongside a team of more than 65 zoo keepers dedicated to maintaining the standards of excellence. For more information, please visit their website located here.

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the largest science museums in the world. It contains more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits, which are all designed to evoke scientific inquiry and creativity. Between the World War II submarine, five-story movie screen, 40-foot tornado and the 727, you might wonder how they fit this much discovery inside one museum. The museum of science and industry is guided by their mission and responsibility to build public understanding of science, and to inspire everyone to think critically about the world around them. In a world increasingly distrustful of science, the MSI aims to spread information and champion science because, as they see it, science is vitally important to everyday life. For more information, please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

  • The sears tower in Chicago, the eighth tallest building in the world and second tallest in North America, allows a viewer to see four distinct states from the skydeck (Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan).
  • Spray paint was invented in Chicago, enabling the beautiful works of street art that cover parts of the city.
  • The Twinkie was also invented there, by a manager at the Hostess factory.
  • Chicago was the first city to debut an all colour television station, which went on air in 1956.
  • The only river in the world to flow backwards is in downtown Chicago. Often cited as the largest public earth moving project ever completed, and a great engineering feat. This was done to keep Lake Michigan free of the pollution in the river.
  • The first presidential debate ever aired on television was done so in Chicago, between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.

Chalk Talk: How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

As high school seniors prepare for college, they find that they need letters of recommendations from their teachers. Unfortunately, many of them do not know how to ask for a letter of recommendation. Students should only ask teachers that they know well and have an establish relationship with. Students should be prepared with a resume of accomplishments so the teacher knows specifically what to include in the letter. If possible, students should also provide the teacher with documents from the colleges with requirements for the letter. If the college documents require the student to fill out information, those sections should be completed by the student before the documents are given to the teacher. It is also very important to ask nicely while giving the teacher plenty of time and a few friendly reminders, too.

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