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Granite City District and Curriculum

Granite City schools follow the Illinois Common Core Curriculum which is intended to equip students with the tools and experience necessary to succeed in a global economy, regardless of differences in gender, race, economic background, learning style, or location. Students are encouraged to understand and apply a core body of knowledge and skills across the various curricula and to apply this knowledge and skills to real-world problems.

We currently cover the following Granite City-area school district: Granite City Community School District 9.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Granite City District Curriculum

One major curricular goal is that students are expected to be responsible individuals who treat themselves and others with respect, show ethical behavior, and make appropriate decisions for their own physical and emotional health. Because our world is becoming increasingly global, students must be able to compete on a global level, which means they must demonstrate respect for different individuals, cultures, and races.

In English Language Arts, students read nonfiction and complex texts for comprehension and synthesis. They collect, organize, analyze, and retain information in order to develop theses and support them with evidence. They also build vocabulary. Students become effective communicators who speak effectively and write clearly and expressively. In science classes, students are encouraged to use critical and analytic thinking to solve problems, to evaluate and refine strategies to solve problems, and to be able to apply this acquired knowledge.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Granite City Educational News

  • Spotlight on Athletics - Granite High School offers many athletics opportunities, from varsity and junior varsity sports to clubs sports. There are both team and individual sports and the coaching staff can be a great resource for connecting students with athletic scholarships.
  • Extracurricular Activities - Granite High School offers students many opportunities for clubs and activities. Whether students are interested in developing their performing arts skills or exploring academic enrichment, there are many clubs available.
  • School Newspaper - Granite High School’s newspaper, Granite High World, has launched, online. The paper contains articles of interest to students, staff, and the community and can be a way to understand the different viewpoints on school issues.

Granite City 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: Letters of Recommendation

Most colleges want one or two recommendations from applicants. Some don’t require any but recommend one or two. Some require three. These recommendations should come from current or recent teachers who’ve taught the student in 11th or 12th grade. Any additional recommendations should be considered carefully. If it was requested by the college, for example to fulfill a requirement for a scholarship application, then obviously it’s a good idea. But too many recommendations create extra work for students and admissions staff and may not serve much of a purpose. Getting a recommendation from a college alumna might sound like a good idea, but unless that alumna is connected to the college in a meaningful, active way, this recommendation won’t accomplish much. Likewise, a blanket, general recommendation from a “celebrity” or seemingly notable person who doesn’t actually know very much about the applicant will simply be “white noise” for the admissions committee.