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Greenwood District and Curriculum
Greenwood School District is comprised of five schools and 3,600 students. There are two elementary schools with grades K-5, a middle school with sixth and seventh graders, a junior high school (8-9), and senior high school. The district offers students a very high quality educational experience, with excellent access to instructional materials, a well-designed curriculum, researched-based teaching practices, adequate class sizes, and top-notch facilities. The district states that the greatest factor in its ability to fulfill its mission is its supportive relationship with the community.
We currently cover the following Greenwood-area school district: Greenwood School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Greenwood District Curriculum
Greenwood places a large emphasis on students reading. On the homepage of its website is an icon that tracks the total number of books and words students have read during the month. There are also pictures, titles, and authors of books that have been read recently that flash on the screen so that students can learn more about authors of interest to them. Independent reading is a large focus of the early reading curriculum so to help students enjoy reading.
Although personal interests are central to effective learning, the curriculum provides a series of rigorous standards in each subject that help students develop all the key skills and knowledge the subject has to offer. This also helps teachers understand the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student because through assessments they are able to see what objectives students are achieving and which are not. This can help provide targeted instruction, remedial or advanced learning options for students as needed, which helps to individualize the educational process.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Greenwood Educational News
- Greenwood Senior Takes the Crown - An honors student who is a senior at Greenwood High School was crowned Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2014. She will fly to the Bahamas later in the year to compete in the national Miss USA pageant. After graduating, the beauty queen will attend the University of Arkansas, where she would like to major in Broadcast Journalism.
- FFA Provides Students with Unique Opportunities - Local high school students in Future Farmers of America (FFA) hosted a petting zoo for elementary students to visit. This is one of the many ways they give back to the community and build character. A senior at Greenwood emphasized the high level of commitment being involved in FFA takes; for example, members must wake up early in the morning to care for farm animals. FFA not only helps students learn about livestock and caring for animals but also can assist them in their future careers.
- Greenwood, Other School Districts Work to Improve ACT Scores - In recent years, Arkansas students have seen improvements in their ACT scores. Greenwood—in conjunction with other area school districts—is looking to run an ACT prep course four times a year. Students have credited such preparatory programs with increased scores and also favor them because they believe it is important to learn about the format of the test.
Greenwood 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: Tracking
Tracking—grouping students by their ability level—remains a controversial topic and method in education today. With students being so diverse in their abilities in different content areas, it can be difficult for classroom teachers to serve one curriculum to a heterogeneous group. This is compounded by the reality that class sizes are expanding, and more and more support staff (special education teachers, aides, etc.) are being laid off across the country. Why not place students with similar learning abilities together in the same classes? One reason is that students are being given labels early on, and it can be tough to break free of their “group.” Some schools group students as early as second or third grade. It is challenging for students in the “lower” groups to move up the ranks because they gain labels from early on in their educational careers, and teachers have and set lower expectations for them. This is very problematic because it causes students to expect less from themselves as well, so they may become complacent and not maintain a strong work ethic. Lastly, students can figure out from fairly early on which group they are a part of.