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Gloucester District and Curriculum

Gloucester Public Schools consist of 3,100 students in seven schools. There are five elementary schools, one middle school, and a high school. The district’s mission is to develop engaged and successful lifelong learners. To achieve this, Gloucester partners with the community and the families; embraces and caters to the diversity of its students; and provides a curriculum that is rigorous, standards-based, and relevant. Students also get a lot of hands-on learning opportunities through group projects and elective courses in the arts and technology.

We currently cover the following Gloucester-area school district: Gloucester Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Gloucester District Curriculum

Gloucester Public Schools use several resources to enhance its curriculum. These include the Lexia Core 5 literacy program for elementary students, Study Island for math and reading skills, and a virtual campus. Additionally, the district has piloted the PARCC assessment, which helps better prepare students for college and their careers. Beyond the cycle of teaching, learning, and assessments, students also have extracurricular opportunities that can help them achieve their career or academic goals.

The learning standards identify the key skills and knowledge students should acquire each year and ways to integrate learning across subject areas. This has the benefit of not only having the students learn the Science standards, but also has them practicing their Language Arts standards as well. This integration can also be done in History by having students read a historical-fiction novel about the Civil War. As students integrate learning across all subjects, they begin to see the real-life applications of the standards they are learning.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Gloucester Educational News

  • GHS Students Value Education - A group of students at Gloucester High School recently put on a concert to benefit equality in education—a nationwide cause. While the concert was free, the students collected money for Teach for America, a national organization aiming to bridge the inequality gap impacting all participants in education.
  • Students Invited to Popular Math Exhibit - Recently, about 100 students from O’Maley Innovation Middle School attended the opening of an exhibit called “2theXtreme: MathAlive!” at Boston’s Museum of Science. It is an interactive travelling mathematics exhibit that has seen record-breaking audiences nationwide. The exhibit’s goal is to show students the link between math and their real world interests, such as movies, sports, and music.
  • GEF Supports Gloucester Public Schools - The Gloucester Education Foundation (GEF) has supported the city’s schools in adding numerous new programs. They include after-school music and gardening science at O’Maley Middle School, a social dance class at the elementary level, physics of robotics courses at Gloucester High School, and a visiting artist program districtwide. Over the years, GEF has helped bring in $3 million to the district, and after accepting periodic donations, it will soon host its first large-scale fundraising event.

Gloucester 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: Educational Jargon: Block Scheduling

Block scheduling refers to longer periods of instruction that allow more time for teachers and students to spend on a content area. While typical periods of instruction last about 40 minutes, block scheduling periods may span from 70 to 140 minutes. With a great deal of time being dedicated to literacy and math due to the No Child Left Behind Act and state standardized assessments, most elementary schools implement block scheduling for those two content areas. Oftentimes, most of the morning is dedicated to English language arts, while math instruction occurs in the early afternoon when students return from lunch and recess. Block scheduling may be incorporated at the secondary level as well. Teachers of different content areas may collaborate and plan a double-period that intertwines the two subjects. Block scheduling is an effective educational tool because it allows students to study topics more in-depth with less fear of lessons being cut short due to time.