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Hampton District and Curriculum

The district curriculum is set to achieve the high standards of learning set by Virginia Public Schools in mathematics, science, history/social science, technology, the fine arts, foreign language, health/physical education, and Driver’s Education. Courses are geared towards concepts set at a state-wide level and Hampton students undergo annual assessments to test their achievement of these core concepts. Beyond core academics, there are also electives in the fine and performing arts, world languages, technology, and career-oriented subjects.

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

Schools in Hampton include:

Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts is located on 3401 Matoaka Rd, Hampton, VA 23661, Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 757-727-1067.  The mission of Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts is to help every child pursue excellence by providing quality instruction in the arts and promoting exceptional academic standards. Students build skills in reading, speaking, writing, listening, mathematics, critical thinking, and expressing thoughts and feelings. At 95 years since its opening, Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts is the oldest continuous school in the Hampton School District. As a magnet school for the arts,  Armstrong Elementary School for the Arts incorporates visual arts, music, drama, dance and artistic writing into the other core subjects such as English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. The school was also named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the 2013-2014 school year. Students in Virginia are taught a curriculum that includes the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning. These standards describe the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level in different subjects. For example, students in grade 2 mathematics extend their knowledge of number and spatial sense, examining 3 digit whole numbers and solid geometric figures. They also continue practicing their addition and subtraction skills. Problem solving is integrated throughout the mathematics units students learn. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with mathematics tutoring, please contact us.

Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is located on 1819 Nickerson Blvd, Hampton, VA 23663, Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 757-850-7900. There about about 700 student that attend Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School annually. The school features a planetarium and astronomy club. Students take classes in Math, English, Social Studies, and Science. Each school day is divided into four blocks which are 90 minutes each. Student have the opportunity to take electives in band, art, chorus, keyboadings, foreign languages, and technology. Students can also take their pick of a variety of clubs and activities. Like other students in the state of Virginia, students at Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School are taught a curriculum that include the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning.In grade 8, students build on mathematics concepts needed for success in high school, including algebra, geometry, and statistics. In geometry, grade 8 mathematics students use the relationships among pair of angles to determine the measure of unknown angles. They also learn to apply transformations, translations, and reflections to polygons on the coordinate plane. In all areas of math, problem solving skills are emphasized. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Kecoughtan High School is located on 522 Woodland Rd, Hampton, VA 23669, Kecoughtan High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 757-850-5000. The school was founded in 1962, and is one of the four high schools in the Hampton City Public School District. Students attending Kecoughtan High School have the opportunity join one of the academie offered at the school. These academies are made up of students who have classes together, and take classes merged with career and technical education classes. These academies allow students to focus their high school academics on a particular career pathway they are interested in. Kecoughtan High School offers an Academy of Teaching, Education and Learning, an Academy of Entrepreneurship and Information Design, an Academy of Performing Arts, an Academy of Architecture, Environment and Learning, and an Academy for Architecture and Applied Arts. Students at Kecoughtan High School also have the opportunity to participate in one of the many sports the school offers, such as baseball, basketball, football, golf and more. After high school, many students make the decision to attend a college or university. For many students, the application process includes taking an SAT or ACT test. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hampton District Curriculum

Hampton Public Schools have options to establish magnet or “choice” programs for students as early as elementary school in Engineering or Medical/Biotechnology that enrich those student’s course offerings with unique experiences in those fields. Hampton has strong programs in early education as well as English for Second Language Speakers, arts education, and science/technology. Elementary and middle school have traditional classes and the high school program is in block scheduling.

The schools follow the standards set by the Virginia Board of Education. Academic progression builds yearly through previous experiences and standard, technical, and advanced diplomas are offered to graduating seniors with various honor seals awarded for achievement. Students are assessed yearly through Standards of Learning (SOL) tests. Hampton schools offer a wide variety of classes including Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, technical courses, special education, gifted classes, and virtual/online classes.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Hampton Educational News

  • Hampton City Schools Named a "Best Community" for Music Education - The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation has named Hampton City a "Best Community" for music education. It joins ranks with 175 other communities nationwide as surveyed in the Best Communities for Music Education Survey.
  • Rising Graduation Rates at Hampton Schools - Hampton City's graduation rate improved from 79% in 2010 to 84.4% in 2012. In the same period, the drop out rate decreased from 10% in 2010 to 5.2% in 2012. This statistical trend emphasizes the importance of innovative programs as means of engaging students' interest in academics.
  • Hampton Schools Take First Place for Healthy Meals - Hampton City Public Schools won First Place for healthy school meals in the Virginia School Boards Association Hunger and Healthy Meals 2012 Competition. This award was for "Food for Thought Leaders," and goes a long way in supporting student achievement

Hampton 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.

About Hampton, Virginia

Hampton is one of the cities that makeup the Hampton Roads Metropolitan area. The city is located on the Southeastern side of the Virginia Peninsula. Residents and visitors to Hampton can enjoy both the historical side of the city, along with the modern amenities and attractions Hampton has to offer. Located opposite to Hampton on the Hampton River is the historic Hampton University, provided an education for freed former slaves and Native Americans. This area adjacent to Hampton has also became the home of Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center. The city’s close proximity to the beach also provide miles of waterfront space and beaches.

Historically, the city of Hampton can trace its origins back to the early 1600s. Before the civil war, Hampton was a quiet trading port. During the civil war in 1861, the city was burned to the ground during a conflict when the Confederate army and Union troops fought. After the city was burned down, former slaves built the Grand Contraband Camp, which was the first self contained African American community in the United States. Today, visitors to Hampton can enjoy a variety of historical, cultural and recreational activities.

In 2017, the population of Hampton was 134,669, making it the eighth most populated city in the state. 21.8% of the population was under 18, 27.3% of the population was between 18-34, 24.4% was 35-54, 12.8% was 55-64 and 13.7% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $49,890 in 2017

Virginia Air & Space Center

The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor’s center for NASA’S Langley Research Center and the Langley Air Force Base. It serves as a museum and educational facility, and also includes an IMAX Digital Theater. In the summer, the Virginia Air & Space Center offers aeronautic and space themed camps for children. The main building of the center is a 3 storey glass atrium. There is an amateur radio exhibit showcasing modern and historic radio equipment. Visitors can also periodically talk to astronauts on the International Space Station through the Space Amateur Radio Experiment. Other exhibits include the space gallery, in which visitors can explore a room that stimulate a manned mission to Mars. They can also view some of the artifacts from the Apollo 12 mission such as the Command Module and the Apollo 12 Heat Shield. Visitors interested in flight can try out one of the interactive flight simulators and view the aircraft suspended from the roof in the main gallery.

Buckroe Beach and Park

Buckroe Beach and Park is located on Chesapeake Bay and features ¾ miles of clean beach and picturesque views of the bay. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic on the beach in one of the three picnic shelters to rent with nine tables and 1 grill each. There is also an observation pier with a shelter, and a stage pavillion for community and private events and entertainment. Younger visitors will enjoy a nautical theme playground. Buckroe Beach and Park is a popular destination for families. Visitors can also rent jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards. Hampton Watersports also offers scheduled jet ski tours showcasing historic sites and the local sea life.

Bluebird Gap Farm

A popular destination for families, Bluebird Gap Farm is a public city park that includes 60 acres of land and around 150 domestic and wild animals. Animal residents include the usual farm animals like horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens. Less common animals include birds of prey, whitetail deer, llamas, tortoises, peacocks, rabbits, alpacas and waterfowl. Visitors to Bluebird Gap Farm can pet many of the animals. Included in the park grounds are also a playground, picnic areas, a small lake and the Azalea Trail with rare azaleas. In addition, the farm also displays modern and antique farm equipment. Bluebird Gap Farm also holds annual events, such as the Boobird Spectacular, which is a Halloween Event held every year in late October.

Interesting Facts

  • One of the other attractions in Hampton is Fort Monroe. The fort has a rich history, and it was the site where English Explorer Captain John Smith first came ashore.
  • Sister cities to Hampton include Southampton in England, Vendôme IN France, Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, and Anyang in South Korea.
  • The city of Hampton contains the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel on Interstate 64. It was the first bridge-tunnel in the world, opening in 1957. It serves as the gateway to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. ,
  • Hampton’s Motto is “From the Sea to the Stars”.

Chalk Talk: Creative Ways to Develop Executive Function Skills

Executive function skills involve complex deliberations of math, reasoning, judgment, and logic. These are skills that adults use in decision-making, finances, relationships, and advanced studies. Interestingly enough, these life skills can be taught and encouraged through cooking. Cooking involves preparation, time management, budgeting, following recipes, mathematics, science, reading, and fine motor skills. For a student of any age, it can be helpful to involve them in an appropriate way in the kitchen whether that is shopping, measuring, mixing, or arranging food to look good on a plate. Remember to supervise them when around hot surfaces and sharp objects though!

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