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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Clayton District Curriculum
Clayton Public Schools utilize the Common Core Standards and have outlined the major shifts that have occurred from the previous standards to the new standards in order to inform parents and students. In English language arts, there is more of an emphasis on nonfiction texts and building content knowledge through these texts, reading and writing is rooted in evidence from (nonfiction or literary) texts, and there is more reading of complex texts and their academic language. The elementary grades use an Academic Vocabulary Pyramid.
At the bottom of the pyramid—Tier 1—are everyday words that children recognize, such as house and family. Tier 2 contains high utility terms, which are found in content texts and are often used across the curriculum in various disciplines; some examples are justify and explain. Lastly, Tier 3 consists of domain-specific words, which are used at a lower frequency and are specialized towards specific genres, such as solar and perimeter. In math, there is more of a focus on the concepts in the standards, coherence across grade levels and among major topics.
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Clayton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Clayton Public Schools serve roughly 1,250 students in three schools. The district and its schools have earned several honors over the years, including appearing in rankings for the best high schools in the country by several publications and being named on the list of New Jersey’s Top Performing Schools. The district follows the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards which provide rigorous learning objectives that logically progress from elementary through secondary school. In the high school, college level courses using the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement curricula are also available.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Clayton Educational News
- Clayton NHS Chapter Holds Food Drive - For the fourth consecutive year, Clayton High’s Francis A. Uzzo Chapter of the National Honor Society partook in a food drive at which they spent several hours collecting donations outside of local stores. The food drive was part of Project Thanksgiving, which, alongside the Food Bank of South Jersey, collected donations that are put towards Thanksgiving dinners for veterans and their families. The students were joined by area pageant title holders and Project Thanksgiving’s mascot.
- Clayton Teachers Present Grant Idea At State Convention - Two Clayton teachers presented their HIPP Grant project idea during the Great Ideas Forum at the 2015 NJEA Convention held in Atlantic City. The CLIPS TRIPS (Citizenship Leads Into Personal Success) grant program helps increase students with special needs’ confidence and motivation through community service projects, while establishing a connecting between citizenship and job exploration.
- Clayton High Recognized for Academic Rigor - Clayton High had been working to improve its academic standards, and its work paid off when it made Newsweek Magazine’s rankings of the top high schools in the U.S. Clayton was ranked as the 750th school in the nation and was placed in the top 100 for academic rigor. The latter had been a particular focus for the school, as it has added more Advanced Placement (AP) courses and engineering and robotics classes.
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Chalk Talk: Fluency in Mathematics
Most people are familiar with fluency in reading, but not as many may be aware of the importance of the concept in math as well. The Common Core Standards call for students to gain fluency of specific numbers and mathematical operations by certain grade levels. Just as fluency in reading means that one reads with correct pronunciation, with flow, and at an appropriate speed, mathematical fluency means solving problems quickly and accurately with little hesitation. For example, kindergarten students are supposed to add and subtract within the number five quickly and accurately; this means they need to fluently solve 0+5, 1+4, and 2+3, for example, as well as the corresponding subtraction problems. Although it is important for math to also involve problem solving and the application of skills, students must have this fluency in order to be able to solve more complex problems.