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College Park District and Curriculum
College Park, Maryland schools and the Prince County’s Public Schools district follow the new Common Core State Standards for curriculum. Maryland is one of 45 states who have implemented or are in the process of implementing this new standards-based curriculum. The K-5 curriculum for Mathematics includes learning about the basics of Algebra, Geometry, computational skills, numbers and measurements. The four main areas that Middle School students will focus on in Mathematics is understanding proportional relationships, using rational numbers and linear equations, being able to read scale drawings, work with shapes of different dimensions, and be able to solve math problems that require several steps.
We currently cover the following College Park-area school districts: Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the College Park District Curriculum
In Language Arts, the curriculum is focused on developing literacy, phonics, and an appreciation for reading. The basic textbooks for the early classes in literacy and reading are from Houghton Mifflin and follow the Common Core Standards for English. At the Middle School level, students have options based on their level of fluency. There are special courses in English for students with limited English proficiency. Coursework in the standard English/Language Arts classes involve learning to extend reading and writing proficiency, learning to listen and learning to communicate.
At the High School level there are remedial courses in English for speakers of other languages and basic required English courses which focus on developing advanced writing and language skills, improving vocabulary and the studying of literature from around the world. Specific requirements are that high school students are proficient in understanding and being able to identify complex themes in literature understand plot development, be able to analyze the integration of subject matter, and be able to write convincingly to support an argument using reliable evidence.
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Keeping Informed: Recent College Park Educational News
- Alumni Contributions - The Alumni of DuVal High School recently presented a check for $5,000 to the DuVal High School in an effort to help raise money for a new scoreboard for the football stadium. The fundraising was done through an online effort with more than sixty alumni contributing to the fund.
- All-Stars - The Chick-Fil-A restaurants run an annual competition for high school seniors called the Chick-Fil-A Challenge. In 2012, students from Prince George's County Public Schools participated in the competition. The more than forty students from PGCPS were in competition against members of the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference this year. PGCPS scored 47 to 24 against SMAC to take the advantage in the competition.
- Congressman Visits Student Run Bank - Congressman Steny Hoyer recently visited the student run bank branch of Capital One at Parkdale High School. The student run bank provides students with the knowledge they need to be financially literate and to understand the workings of a commercial bank. Congressman Hoyer talked to the students about their experience and urged them to take this experience with them as they go out into the world. The program is run by Capital One who chooses ten to twelve students each year to participate in the learning experience.
College Park 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: Science Resources for Students
The Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is a wonderful educational place to visit but if that is not possible students can have fun and learn about aviation and space programs at their website. There are activities, stories and behind the scene information. Some of the games and activities include dressing the well dressed pilot, trying your hand at being a mail pilot, exploring early commercial planes, and learning how to spot today's jets. This site might be just the inspiration for the next budding pilot.