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# Private, In-Home Tutoring in Fairmont, Minnesota

## Fairmont District and Curriculum

Students in Fairmont are served by the Fairmont Area Schools. The district seeks to inspire its students to engage in learning for a lifetime. To achieve this goal, Fairmont Area Schools has implemented a curriculum that challenges students to learn and grow, while also making education a fun, engaging process. Students in kindergarten through the 12th grade enjoy innovative classroom learning activities that help them develop strong academic, social, and emotional skills. Apart from the required curriculum, Fairmont Area Schools provides ample opportunities for students to learn and explore topics that are of interest to them.

We currently cover the following Fairmont-area school district: Fairmont Area Schools.

## Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Fairmont District Curriculum

Concepts related to geometry and measurements are an essential feature of Fairmont’s middle school math curriculum. Students solve problems related to right triangles by employing the Pythagorean theorem. Learners use the theorem to find the distance between two points on a vertical or horizontal line as well. Using measurements and diagrams, students also justify the Pythagorean theorem. The relationship between the slopes of parallel lines is explored, as is the relationship between the slope of perpendicular lines. An analysis of polygons is undertaken as well.

The elementary arts curriculum in Fairmont introduces students to the foundational concepts of various artistic endeavors. Theatre students learn about a variety of theatrical styles, including those with Western and non-Western influences. Basic features of the visual arts are explored as well. Students learn about color, line, shape, and texture, and how those elements can be combined to produce visual pieces. Learners are also exposed to dance. In these studies, students demonstrate an ability to move in a manner that is controlled and balanced.

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## Keeping Informed: Recent Fairmont Educational News

• District Expands Community Recreation Offerings - Fairmont Area Schools operates the Community Education and Recreation program. The program offers a variety of learning and leisure activities that keep people of all ages physically active and growing intellectually. Parents or community members who would like to help out with these programs are invited to participate.
• Career Tech Opportunities Available to High Schoolers - Fairmont Junior/Senior High School offers a comprehensive career tech curriculum. Students can take a variety of classes, including automotive, robotics, building trades, and welding. Students in these programs also benefit from externships and job shadowing opportunities.
• High School Athletic and Activity Offerings - Students at Fairmont Junior/Senior High School can participate in a number of athletic activities. Golf, baseball, softball, and tennis are just a few of the sports offered in the district. Students are encouraged to join at least one team to keep themselves physically active and to have a way to relieve stress.

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: Some Colleges No Longer Require ACT/SAT

While the vast majority of colleges and universities in the United States require students to achieve a minimum score on the SAT, ACT, or both to gain admittance, some institutions are beginning to shy away from that practice. Some research indicates that the ACT and SAT are not wholly reflective of a student’s academic ability, that the tests are too focused on a student’s test-taking skills. As a result, some institutions feel that qualified students are being excluded from admission based on their test scores. Other research indicates that standardized tests like the SAT and ACT favor more affluent school districts whose students have the resources to prepare. Others contend that high-stakes testing puts undue pressure on students to succeed. As a result, some colleges and universities are placing higher emphasis on a student’s classroom performance as opposed to their test scores.