Grand Island, New York Tutoring Programs
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Grand Island District and Curriculum
Grand Island is served by the Grand Island Central School District. The district operates three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The English Language Arts and math curricula used by Grand Island schools is based on the objective-based Common Core State Standards. The curricula for Grand Island schools’ other core and elective classes such as science, foreign languages, and theater are based on state-specific standards. Students may also attend BOCES where they can receive an in-depth and high-tech career preparatory learning experience.
We currently cover the following Grand Island-area school district: Grand Island Central School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Grand Island District Curriculum
Grand Island schools base instruction in English Language Arts on a curriculum that requires students to develop the ability to read with increasing independence. Students begin with stories and general non-fiction and then progress to reading classic and popular literature from around the world. They are expected to learn how to derive meaning from different texts and to explain their interpretations in discussion or writing. Presentation and speaking skills are also a part of the Language Arts curriculum so that students are using the vocabulary and language skills they have developed through reading and writing.
The schools base instruction in math on a standards which cover the topics of numeracy and operational sense, pattern recognition as the basis for later algebra, understanding techniques for measuring different objects and developing shape and spatial awareness. Starting in late elementary school, students are introduced to topics in ratios, developing their ability to work with probabilities and other means of statistical analysis.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Grand Island Educational News
- Grant for Music Education - The Grand Island Central School District has received a one-time grant. Senator Mark Grisanti awarded the one-time grant of $75,000 to the district. The money will go towards a one-year reinstatement of a Grand Island Central School District music education position.
- Junior DECA Club Activities - Members of Grand Island High School’s DECA club and Veronica E. Connor Middle School’s JV DECA Club assisted with the Grand Island Mini-Marathon. Students braved the bad weather to provide drinks to runners along the mini-marathon’s route.
- Parents as Reading Partners Events - Charlotte Sidway Elementary School hosted a visit from children’s author Tad Hill as part of a Parents as Reading Partners event. Hill discussed the characters from his books with students. Many of the students had Hill autograph their books.
Grand Island 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: Computer Literacy
There is a belief among many that technological knowledge is intrinsic to today’s children. Such people will remark upon a child’s ability to swipe a finger across a screen and imply that it is the sign of a vast understanding of chips, processors, and coding. Not only is this simply not true, but it is also harmful to children. People who believe that children are already technologically proficient do not see the benefit of schools focusing on technological literacy. But such a focus is more important than ever. Among other things, today’s children need to know how to type, how to load information onto computers, and how to critique the information that they find on computers. There is also an increasing movement to have programming and coding as subjects taught in the schools. Children need to be literate in all aspects of technology, not just screen swiping.