District Heights, Maryland Tutoring Programs
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District Heights District and Curriculum
District Heights schools are in the process of completely switching over the new Common Core Curriculum Framework which is now the state mandated curriculum for Maryland. The new curriculum is evidence based and provides rigorous academic standards to ensure that all public schools in the State of Maryland meet standards for academic excellence and then build on those skills in the progressive academic program.
In the early grades, students learn the basics of reading and phonics, vocabulary and writing. An early emphasis is based on teaching students to critically analyze the reading material and be able to provide a summary and analysis of the material both in written form and orally. Through all grades, students are encouraged to apply what they reading and learning to the world around them. From middle school through high school, students are presented with challenging reading material from complex contemporary literature to the classics. Students are expected to be able to write cohesive well researched and documented compositions and reports. Public speaking is also part of the Language Arts curriculum all the way through the educational process.
We currently cover the following District Heights-area school district: Prince George’s County Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the District Heights District Curriculum
The curriculum in Math begins in the pre-kindergarten level with learning numbers and counting. Students in Grades 1-5 learn basic arithmetic including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, whole numbers, fractions and decimals. They also learn the early fundamentals of Algebra, Geometry and probability. In Middle School students continue their education in Algebra, Geometry, statistics and probability in preparation for High School Math. All High School students must pass High School level Algebra and Geometry to meet graduation requirements for the state of Maryland. Qualifying students have the option to continue their mathematical studies with Trigonometry, and Advanced Algebra.
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Keeping Informed: Recent District Heights Educational News
- Town Hall Meetings - The Prince George's County Public School System recently held a town hall meeting on Maryland Public Television (MPT) to discuss the Principal Pipeline Initiative. Entitled Critical Conversations: A Town Hall Meeting on School Leadership the program was held in the Charles H. Flowers High School Auditorium. The videotaped event was moderated by Jeff Salkin, the news anchor for Maryland Public Television's program Public Square. The meeting focused on school leadership and the Principal Pipeline initiative based on the grant received from the Wallace Foundation to promote principal development in the school system through a pre service training program for aspiring principals.
- Attracting the Best Teachers - The Prince George's County Public Schools system recently hosted a job fair to attract qualified and outstanding teachers to the school system. All prospective applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate filed and must either have a professional certificate to teach in Maryland or be eligible to apply for the required certification. The job fair was held at the Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Benefits for teachers working with the PGCPS system include dental, vision, retirement and health insurance.
- Community Use of Media - For members of the educational community, the Prince George's County Public Schools allows submissions of news releases that will help promote awareness of events, activities, initiatives or opportunities relevant to the community. The news is updated regularly and press releases are also reviewed by local media so that the communications can attract additional interest from the broader community.
District Heights 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: Archaeology for Kids
Do you have a budding archaeologist in your family? Provide some inspiration for a young prospective archaeologist with a visit to the website Archaeology for Kids sponsored by the National Park Service. The website provides information for kids on what archaeologists do, and how they work. There is information on all the different types of archaeologists in the field including field crews, collection specialists, zooarchaeologists, underwater archaeologists, historical archaeologists, environmental archaeologists, geoarchaeologists, and oral historians. The site also provides a variety of projects for students to try in their own home.