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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Fairbanks District Curriculum
The FNSBSD English/Language Arts curriculum is designed to prepare students to “enter postsecondary life as communicative and insightful citizens and leaders.” Elementary school students learn essential, age and grade-relevant skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In the required 7th grade English course, students take a critical exploration of literature and develop processes for fiction and nonfiction writing. The required 8th grade course advances these skills. Middle school English/Language Arts electives include Journalism and Literature.
High school graduates are required to earn four credits in English/Language Arts. Literature courses focus on American, British and World authors. Literature courses for English Language Learners and Honors students are offered in all four high school grade levels. English/Language Arts electives, such as Sports Literature, Theatre Performance, and Native American Literature are designed to appeal to a range of interests and talents.
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Fairbanks District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Fairbanks North Star Borough District (FNSBSD) curriculum conforms to Alaska’s State Content and Performance Standards and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs). The district’s Parent Guide to Elementary Curriculum is a useful resource for helping families understand what students in grades K-6 should know and be able to do in each subject area.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District’s math curriculum is designed to build each student’s mathematical content knowledge and reasoning abilities. The curriculum encourages creative and efficient problem solving. High school students are required to complete three core mathematics courses. Courses such as Geometry of Art and Design and Algebra for Technical Careers allow students to select math courses that match their interests and career goals. Advanced Placement courses include AP Calculus, AP Statistics and AP Computer Science.
Science education at FNSBSD is inquiry-based, an approach that engages students in developing questions and using scientific investigation to find answers. From a kindergarten field trip to observe the human impact on the environment to investigating genetic changes in Alaskan fish species in high school, students experience science as a discipline that helps them analyze critical information about the word as they become prepared for college and careers. FNSBSD requires high school students to earn three credits in science. Electives include Alaska Zoology, Natural Resources Technology, Environmental Science, and Physics.
We currently cover the following Fairbanks-area school district: Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Fairbanks Educational News
- Future Foods - Students in the Future Foods class at Barnette Magnet School are going local as they learn about cooking, purchasing, and growing sustainable foods. These class projects are also contributing to students awareness of health, nutrition, eating habits, and other areas of wellness.
- School Lunch Urban Legends - The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is committed to serving nutritious and tasty breakfast and lunch choices that aid academic achievement and growing children. Get the facts on how FNSBSD makes sure its nutrition services are on target.
- Free Digital Resources, Just a Click Away - The FNSBSD’s Library Media Services department makes it easy to find rich content and skill building resources online. The online collection includes links to Alaska’s Digital Archives, the New York Public Library Digital Collections and virtual reference tools such as World Book Online. Students may access these resources from school or home simply by logging onto the district web site.
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