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Holbrook District and Curriculum

The Holbrook Public Schools has recently been awarded a $55.7 million grant to build a brand new K-12 facility on the current site of Holbrook Junior/Senior High School. The district has improved to a Level 2 school based on the achievements of students on the most recent Massachusetts standardized assessment. Holbrook is very unique in that it gives a thorough explanation of a curriculum to the parents. The curriculum section of the website begins by generally defining what a “curriculum” is and how the learning objectives guide classroom teaching. The new standards scaffold learning so that students compound knowledge and conceptual understanding each year.

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

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Holbrook District Curriculum

The district describes how the curriculum is broken down into standards, clusters, and domains, which include an introductory description of the critical areas of learning for each grade level, an overview of each grade’s clusters and domains, and the actual academic standards (which include the domain, cluster heading, and individual standard). After that, the literacy or mathematical practices students are expected to excel at, which are born from the Common Core Standards, are spelled out.

The essential questions that drive instruction and learning for each curricular unit come next. The other portions of the curriculum include explanations and examples (of lessons and activities), aligned programs, and assessments. Each of the district’s curriculum guides for each grade level and content area follows this format. The learning expectations emphasize critical analysis of content as well as the development of broad-based research skills. Students are expected to learn the processes used in all types of academics, from writing to research.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Holbrook Educational News

  • BizarBots Win NASA Presitgious Grant - Holbrook’s robotics team, the BizarBots, won a grant from NASA, which will allow them to register for the FIRST Robotics Challenge. The goal of FIRST is to encourage school-aged children to ultimately pursue careers in STEM.
  • New Holbrook School on the Horizon - Out of 5,000 voters, 74 percent of them voted “yes” to a new school in Holbrook. The groundbreaking for the new school will be held in November 2015. The new facilities will increase the 21st century learning opportunities for students and provide more space to conduct work and research.
  • Holbrook Students Act As Congress Members at Harvard - Eight Holbrook High students participated in the government simulation Harvard Model Congress, portraying the roles of senators, supreme court justices, and media members. They had to debate important government issues and work with students around the country to come up with solutions.

Holbrook 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: Choosing a School for Alternative Learning

Sometimes, for whatever reason, some students just may not excel in the regular classroom. It may not be because they lack intelligence; in fact, it could be the opposite. They can be extremely gifted and bored, have a learning disability, have behavioral issues, or have other special needs. In these cases, parents may choose to make a major change in their children's education. One option is to send students to a charter school. Like public schools, charter schools are funded by a government body, are free, and are held accountable for academic results. However, parents choose them and need to submit an application for their child. Charter schools offer greater flexibility than public schools. Sometimes, parents will choose to homeschool their children themselves or hire a tutor to provide them with all of their education (very expensive). These are also options for students with severe physical impairments who cannot physically attend school. What about matching students with schools that cater to their specific needs? Examples include sending a deaf student to a school for the deaf or having a very gifted child go to a school for gifted children.