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Crystal Lake District and Curriculum

The districts in Crystal Lake use a standards-based curriculum that provides a series of clear learning objectives for teachers to use to ensure that all students receive the same high quality curriculum. Core academics, particularly Math and Language Arts, are emphasized throughout the curriculum and students also have a range of learning opportunities in the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We currently cover the following Crystal Lake-area school districts: District 47 and District 155.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Crystal Lake District Curriculum

The Math curriculum starts establishing the basis of operational abilities for students and quickly introduces topics that touch on algebra and geometry. Patterning and shape/space awareness in the early grades is drawn upon during middle and high school math. In high school, students take courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and possibly calculus which provides a full range of mathematic abilities. Students are then able to think mathematically, use mathematic models, and quantitatively reason.

The Language Arts curriculum covers all types of communication and focuses largely on reading comprehension, language acquisition, and writing abilities. Students are taught to write using a process whereby they brainstorm, draft and then edit and revise their work before presenting a final essay. This is done in a way that students are also exposed to writing in different styles; they also learn to write for informational purposes and develop research skills.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Crystal Lake Educational News

  • High School Activities - Students have a great many extracurriculars to choose from at their schools. Some of them are academically competitive, others provide community outreach, and yet others are for students with a particular talent or interest. Planning what extracurriculars to take on can help gain an edge during the college admissions process.
  • Focus on the Library - Crystal Lake Central High School’s media center offers many diverse books and programs for students ranging from clubs to test prep and learning support. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and learn about what resources are available to them through the library.
  • Testing News - The Explore test will be given to all incoming Freshman. The test is intended to prepare students for future college-based standardized testing, such as the ACT. As a precursor test to the ACT it gives students a chance to understand what the test is like and a sense of how they are doing in preparing for these future tests.

Crystal Lake 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: Early Decision vs. Early Action

There are several different college application types with different deadlines. Each has their own pros and cons. Early Decision is an early, binding application. This means that it’s due sooner than other applications, often by November 1st. Since it’s a binding application, students sign a contract stating that they will attend this college if accepted. Early Decision applications have some inherent benefits; for example, students are competing against fewer other applicants and are demonstrating interest in the college, but a drawback is that it is binding, so students who apply Early Decision had better be sure this is their top choice college. A similar application type is Early Action. It’s also early but isn’t binding. With Early Action, students apply early, often November 1st or 15th, but are free to accept offers from other colleges. Early Action offers the benefit of allowing students to apply early and therefore compete with fewer other students, but doesn’t carry the same weight as Early Decision.

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