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Columbia, South Carolina Tutoring Programs
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Columbia District and Curriculum
The curriculum in area schools is aligned with South Carolina’s Common Core State Standards, which are tied to the Education Accountability Act of 1998 and No Child Left Behind Act. The curriculum centers on English Language Arts and Math skills. Students learn foundational language skills that can be translated to disciplines such as History, Science, and technical subjects; these foundational skills include reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Mathematics curriculum is rooted in functional key concepts and organizing principles that are necessary at all hierarchical levels of mathematics, and each year of instruction builds on the one before.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Columbia District Curriculum
In English Language Arts instruction, students in K-2 work to identify key ideas and details within stories. By the end of grade 2, students can read literature and poetry and reading instruction builds in each grade level. For grades 6-12, reading instruction is divided into reading literature and reading for information, and by the end of high school students should use evidence from the text to support analyses of structure, theme, and style. The writing curriculum centers on opinion and informative essays and research writing, with skills in writing building over consecutive years.
Kindergarten Math introduces students to whole numbers in terms of sets of objects, and includes an introduction to shapes within space. By grade 3, students learn to use multiplication and division, to measure perimeter and area, and to understand fractions. Algebraic and geometric constructs form the basis of math instruction for grades 5-8, and high school students take classes focused on algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and statistics.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Columbia Educational News
- School Improvements - South Carolina’s schools have made many key improvements. Graduation rates have risen for the second year in a row, and the number of schools graded “Average” or better has increased. Several South Carolina schools had 2012 graduation rates at 100%, and disparities in graduation rates are decreasing.
- Teaching Community Outreach - History teacher Perry McLeod hosts an annual event that brings students and veterans together. Students thank veterans with valentines, listen to stories of service, and learn from their own acts of community outreach.
- Expanding Early Kindergarten - Research shows that early childhood education is a factor in later success in school. In 2006, South Carolina introduced a pilot 4-year-old kindergarten program, and now the state is considering expanding the program statewide.
Columbia 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: The Value of Joining the PTA
A broad portfolio of research supports it: when parents are involved in a child’s education, the child does better in school. What’s more, the most important kind of parental involvement may be the kind that takes place on school grounds. The Parent-Teacher Association is one place where parents can get involved—but busy parents have a lot on their plates. Plus, some parents feel that they don’t belong in the PTA; they don’t speak the language of curriculum and fundraising. So, what are some of the reasons to join your local PTA?
One of the main reasons to join the PTA is to have a voice in what happens at your child’s school. At PTA meetings you can hear about upcoming developments and policy changes, and you can speak up on behalf of your child. You’ll also meet lots of other parents and teachers, and you may learn tips and tricks from them. But the number one reason to join the PTA is to show your child that you care. When children know that you’re involved, they feel that someone is backing them—and they’ll work harder because they know you’re waiting in the wings to watch them succeed.