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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Highland District Curriculum
The district is transitioning to Common Core State Standards. These standards are intended to raise the rigor in the school, encouraging students to engage in higher-level thinking in all content areas. They were developed in conjunction with educators, industry professionals, and college professors so that students are thoroughly prepared for post-secondary life. Teachers and students worked together to improve reading skills across all content areas and they plan to build on reading skills to focus on improving writing across content areas.
The curriculum focuses on critical thinking and critical writing skills as well as analytical writing skills. Students are expected to read thoughtfully and write intelligently about their reading, using evidence from the text to support their claims. They learn to write in a variety of formats to prepare them for diverse approaches in the future. The Math curriculum emphasizes mathematical reasoning, logical sequencing, and other problem-solving techniques. Both subjects connect the instruction to real world applications of what students are learning.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Highland students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Highland District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Highland Community Unit School District’s mission is to inspire and empower life-long learners. The school works toward the goal of excellence in education every day by offering a diverse curriculum that includes dual credit and advanced placement courses which allow graduates the opportunity to enter post-secondary education with college credit. Highland High School also boasts a variety of clubs, organizations and athletic activities. Students who are involved in the school and local community are more likely to be involved in their community after graduation.
We currently cover the following Highland-area school district: Highland Community Unit School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Highland Educational News
- PILLARS Program - PILLARS is a initiative to connect parent volunteers with a wide range of needs in the schools. Parents are asked to give two hours a week and can work in the classroom, help students in small groups, assist the librarian, school nurse or administrators, or many other needed jobs.
- Academic Counseling Resources - The Counseling Department at the high school provides a number of resources for students to use throughout their high school education. They can connect students with local area enrichment programs, find college programs and help with application steps, and help students find local and national scholarships.
- HHS Extracurricular Groups - Highland High School offers a wide variety of extracurricular clubs and activities in areas such as academic competition, community outreach and issues awareness, the arts, robotics, the environment and many other options.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Chalk Talk: College Interviews
College interviews don’t have to be as intimidating as they appear. The most important thing to keep in mind is that college recruiters aren’t looking to embarrass or “call out” a potential student; rather, the purpose of an interview is to get to know the student and to engage them in a conversation. The recruiter can learn a lot by talking with a prospective student. The dress and appearance of a student can say a lot. The body language and way the student handles him or herself are also important. If the student demonstrates interest in learning, in the college, or in a specific major in a meaningful way, this can give the interviewer a very positive impression. They aren’t looking to quiz you on your knowledge of the college; they just want to get to know prospective students.