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Gretna District and Curriculum
The public schools in the city of Gretna are overseen by the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). The district is dedicated to delivering a high quality education that will help students develop their individual skills in preparation for the workforce and further education. JPPSS works to continuously improve academic standards within the district and believes that all students can learn if provided with the right educational environment.
We currently cover the following Gretna-area school district: Jefferson Parish Public School System.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Gretna District Curriculum
The Common Core provides students with a clear set of academic expectations in English and Language Arts and Mathematics. In English and Language Arts, students focus on the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening. There is an emphasis on students learning basic research skills and the ability to read for evidence. Both informational text and great literature is provided as reading material so that students have access to the types of reading material they may encounter on the job or in college.
In Mathematics students learn computational skills, algebra, geometry, statistics, proportional reasoning and measurement. The goal is for students to be math literate by the time they graduate high school with an ability to apply the math skills they have learned in real life situations. The math program is progressively difficult with students building on the skills they have learned the previous year.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Gretna Educational News
- Financial Reporting Recognition - The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently provided a certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Jefferson Parish Public School System for providing full disclosure in annual comprehensive financial reports. This is the 21st time the district has received this award from the GFOA. According to School Superintendent Dr. James Meza, the award indicates the district’s ongoing emphasis on transparency in financial matters.
- Trip to Audubon Zoo - Students from the first grade classes at Marrero Academy recently visited the Audubon Zoo located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to see more than 2,000 animals within its 58 acres. The field trip coincided with a science lesson from Common Core on understanding animal life including learning about their environment and how they protect themselves.
- GIST Program - Several students from the Chateau Estates Elementary School recently had the opportunity to participate in the Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at Tulane University. The program pairs girls from the fifth to seventh grade with college students involved in technology and science fields. The students who participated were chosen based on the merits of the writing of an essay and application.
Gretna 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: Making World History Fun
If playing a game called Double Headed Serpent or Professor Indus and the Indus Valley sounds fun to your kids they may enjoy the BBC History for Kids site on World History. Kids can read stories about the heroes of Troy and learn songs that tell of daring feats, find out about the first Emperor of China, discover ancient treasures like the Sutton Hoo Helmet, and learn how the Egyptian hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone were deciphered. There is also information on how mummies were prepared, the giant statues on Easter Island, and the creation of the Royal Game of Ur in Mesopotamia. All the historical information is provided in ways that are attractive to children including activities, games and stories.