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Decatur District and Curriculum

The Decatur Public Schools District #61 serves over 9,000 students and has been educating the students of the Decatur area since 1855. This diverse district is home to traditional schools, magnet schools, and even a school with a Montessori program. The district’s goal is to challenge and motivate students by providing access to the best educational experiences in a safe environment created by teachers, administration, community, and parents in Decatur.

We currently cover the following Decatur-area school districts: Decatur Public Schools District #61.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Decatur District Curriculum

The school district follows the Common Core Curriculum State Standards as well as curriculum standards that help students prepare for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test and the Prairie State Achievement Exam. The standards are also set to prepare students to have a successful life after high school graduation. At the high school level, students are required to complete a service learning project before they graduate.

One of the curriculum tools that Decatur teachers use on a regular basis are interactive whiteboards. When teachers are able to integrate technology like interactive whiteboards, students are more engaged because they can participate in real time and get more involved in their education. They also follow the technology curriculum programs as defined by the nationally recognized NETS program for National Educational Technology Standards.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Decatur Educational News

  • Lab School - In order to better prepare future teachers, universities need to study education in a lab environment. Decatur Public School District is involved in an initiative to turn one of the elementary schools into a lab school in a partnership with Millikin University.
  • Improving Academic Performance - To improve performance at the high school level, students in the Decatur high schools are required to wear uniforms to school as one part of the school improvement initiative. The initiative underscores the idea that school is a place for learning.
  • Camp Commitment - Decatur students are fortunate to have the Decatur Park District as a partner in understanding nature and science. Students can use this partnership to improve their educational skills in the sciences, with an emphasis on environmental topics. This initiative was developed to give students a hands-on alternative to traditional summer school classes.

Decatur 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: Importance of Technology in the Classroom

In the today’s world of decreased funding for schools, technology is taking second place to busing, food service, and salaries. However, technology is vital to student success in the classroom. While most schools today do have computer labs, many of those labs contain computers that are approaching their tenth anniversary! These old computers are not able to handle the workload of entire schools and they cannot prepare students for the world of work. As business and industry adopt the latest technologies, schools are almost always the last to make the adoption. Schools that cannot afford to buy new technology are providing a disservice to their students as many of them do not know how to use tablets, send an email, or experiment with Web 2.0 tools. Without the latest technology, students are not able to learn how to best perform in the work world of the near future.