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Cleveland District and Curriculum

The curriculum used in Cleveland’s schools has been developed to establish a strong base of fundamentals upon which students can build strong higher-order learning and thinking abilities. Through their introduction to the subjects of English, History, Math and Science, students learn how to interpret and evaluate information, test hypotheses and form conclusions, and problem-solve and provide logical reason.

We currently cover the following Cleveland-area school district: Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Schools in Cleveland include:

Menlo Park Academy is located at 14440 Triskett Road, Cleveland, OH 44111. Menlo Park Academy covers Kindergarten through eighth grade. Contact Menlo Park Academy at (440) 925-6365. Menlo Park Academy develops the potential of gifted learners through an exemplary program full of rewarding experience  that develops the whole student. They focus on each of the following areas individually: a unique curriculum to match their unique students, a rewarding experience that builds self-confidence and a love of learning, a partnership between parent and teachers in order to support the students, and finally, they believe in nurturing the whole child, mind, body, social, and spirit. Menlo Park Academy views gifted children as an “at-risk” group of learners that require a dynamic environment, purpose built to be stimulating and enriched to fit their unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs. The school creates an environment that is integrity driven, community centered, student focused, and empowered. The school holds goals and decisions that are courageous and bold, and they prioritize being transparent, ethical, and compassionate. They believe that a strong, collaborative partnership begins with trust, respect, and commitment. Menlo Park Academy strives to ignite sparks of interest and passion in order to excite a self-directed love of learning at an accelerated pace. 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.

Woodbury Elementary School is located at 15400 S Woodland Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120. Woodbury Elementary School covers fifth grade and sixth grade. Contact Woodbury Elementary School at (216) 295-4150. Woodbury Elementary School was constructed in 1918 as Shaker Heights High School. Its distinctive clock tower has become a cherished symbol of the community’s tradition of educational excellence. Woodbury offers a number of activities to promote students in their academic and social growth. All students take language arts, math, social studies, science, health, art, physical education, music, and computer exploration. They even offer accelerated programs in language and math in order to nurture extraordinary ability. Working with others is a key concept that is especially stressed at Woodbury, as well as organization and independence. Each student receives a planner, in which the students are expected to record their assignments and other responsibilities. This allows students to take charge of their own time management and completing their work. Woodbury Elementary School also has an excellent science program, including bi-weekly visits to a lab so that students can perform experiments that allow them to see and experience the concepts being taught. The students also attend special trips to locations such as Sea World, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, and the Great Lakes Science Museum.

Saint Ignatius High School is located at 1911 W 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44113. Saint Ignatius High School covers grade 9 through grade 12. Contact Saint Ignatius High School at (216) 651-0222.  The primary focus of Saint Ignatius High School is to be a college-preparatory school, academic excellence has been the core value since the school’s foundation in 1886. A challenging curriculum, master teachers, and an emphasis on clear thinking and communication skills are all tools used to produce the best and brightest students. As important as academics are, the spiritual development program offered to students is what truly separates Saint Ignatius High School from similar schools. The school respects all faiths, but primarily is a Catholic school defined by Jesuit traditions. This emerges through a four year theology program, annual retreats, frequent liturgies, and opportunities to serve those in need. Located near downtown Cleveland, the school occupies 23 acres, and includes 19 buildings and three athletic fields. The school also has 120 faculty members, almost all of which hold advanced degrees, and more than half of which have been at Saint Ignatius at least 10 years. The core tenant of Saint Ignatius is that the purpose of education is to allow students to answer to the question, “What does God want from me?” The classes and extracurriculars across the curriculum allow students to develop those tools and learn to use them appropriately.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Cleveland District Curriculum

The Math curriculum in the schools of Cleveland Metropolitan School District goes beyond teaching basic math and algebra skills; the goal of the math curriculum is to create students who can think critically and solve problems. The Science curriculum is closely linked to the Math curriculum, as students apply recently learned mathematics skills to their science discoveries. The Science curriculum includes six areas, for each grade level. Content areas are: earth science, life science, physical science, technology, scientific inquiry, and scientific ways of knowing.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District fosters literacy and communication skills through its Language Arts curriculum. One area of emphasis is encouraging children to read books that are relevant to their own times. The summer reading list, for example, is primarily composed of recently published books, in the hopes that their relevant topics will encourage children to discuss and actively learn. The school district promotes active involvement on the part of students.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Cleveland Educational News

  • STEM Students to Attend Classes at Cleveland State University - Students in Cleveland’s popular STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program will attend classes at the state university. Not only will these juniors and seniors have the experience of attending a college, they will work closely with the university professors, and be mentored by the university students.
  • District to Participate in Mental Health Promotion Program - The Cleveland Foundation awarded a substantial grant to the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences. As part of this grant, the Institutes will continue a program in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to promote mental and emotional health.
  • New Latin Band at Max Hayes School - To promote multicultural awareness and diversity, Max Hayes School has founded a new Latin music band. Instruments include the guitar, guiro, and cuatro. The band practices during lunch, and is touring other schools in the district.

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About Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio is the county seat of Cuyahoga County; Cleveland is relatively large, covering an area of 213.6 km2 . Cleveland has a population of 388,072, and is the 51st most populous city in the United States, and the second largest city in Ohio. Cleveland is hailed as a manufacturing center, due to its location on both the river and the lake shore. Cleveland is also connected to many canals and railroad lines. The economy in Cleveland relies on many different sectors, such as manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedicals. Cleveland is also the poster child for revitalizing an older industrial city. This was achieved through spending in education and economic development of the inner city, as well as investments in the medical field and arts.

Cleveland was a relatively small town, when the Ohio-Erie Canal opened, which connected the Cuyahoga river to the Great Lakes. This caused a boom in population, and the city developed into a transportation hub due to the opportune location and proximity to the great lakes. After the first world war, Cleveland was the fifth largest city in the United States. Since then, Cleveland has diversified the economy a lot, due to a recent recession. As of the census of 2010, there were 396,698 people, 167,490 households, and 89,821 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,107.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,971.8/km2). There were 207,536 housing units at an average density of 2,671.0 per square mile (1,031.3/km2). The median age in the city was 35.7 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 11% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was founded in 1983, and Cleveland was chosen as the permanent home in 1986. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognizes a select few bands, producers, engineers, and other notable figures that contributed to the development and history of Rock and Roll. Cleveland was chosen as the location because it is often hailed as the birthplace of Rock and Roll. The first “real” rock and roll concert was held there, and a local radio station has been given credit for several acts gaining mass appeal, such as Rush, David Bowie, and Bruce Springsteen. Cleveland was also chosen by popular vote, not once, but twice. In the museum itself, there are exhibits dedicated to certain popular artists, such as Elvis, and also exhibits dedicated to things like stories, gallaries, theaters, history, and more. For more information, please visit their website located here.

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art  was founded in 1913, with the goal of helping the largest possible audience understand and engage with the world’s greatest art while maintaining the highest aesthetic, professional, and intellectual standards. The first museum director believed in the museum as an educational institution, and under his leadership, the museum established a large set of educational programs for children and adults alike. The Cleveland Museum of Art promises to create a “transformative experience through art, for the benefit of all the people, forever.” They aim to be a global leader among museums, and to offer dynamic experiences that illuminate the power and enduring relevance of art in the global society of today. The museum builds, preserves, studies, and shares the outstanding collection of art from all periods and places that it now holds. It generates new scholarship and understanding, and serves as a social and intellectual hub. For more information, please visit their website here.

Interesting Facts

  • Cleveland was the first city to use an electric traffic signal, and also the first city to be lit electronically at all!
  • The term Rock and Roll was coined in Cleveland, and was the site of the first Rock and Roll concert.
  • The original wicked witch of the west was played by an actress from Cleveland.
  • The 708ft Terminal Tower was the second tallest in the world when it was built in 1930.
  • The Cuyahoga River has caught fire a total of 13 times.
  • The modern golf ball was invented in Cleveland, previously the balls were just leather pouches filled with boiled feathers. Life Savers candy was also invented here.
  • Cleveland’s terrible sports history started as early as the 1899 Major League Baseball team that had 20 wins and 134 losses.
  • You need a hunting license to capture mice in Cleveland.
  • A suburban home in Cleveland was the original setting for “A Christmas Story”, and the home was renovated to be a perfect replica of the house in the film.

Chalk Talk: Nutrition to Maximize Learning Potential

The learning capabilities of a student depend, in part, upon the nutrition that he or she receives. Students will have the longest attention span and the greatest opportunity to learn when they follow the ten-step plan promoted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This plan includes eating fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, dairy. The USDA recommends smaller plates to control portion size, avoiding fats, eating slowly, and eating home-made food.