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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Island Lake District Curriculum
The high school algebra curriculum presents students with rigorous expectations in how to use expressions and equations and inequalities. Students learn how to interpret the structure of expressions and write them in order to solve problems. They also learn how to perform operations on polynomials and recognize the relationship between zeros and factors of polynomials. Working with equations, students become able to create equations that describe numbers or relationships.
The high school geometry curriculum contains a series of expectations that will prepare students for advanced studies in geometry and design principles. Students learn about congruence, work with transformations on a plane, and learn how to prove geometric theorems. They learn about theorems involving similarity and how to define trigonometric ratios. They also will use their background in algebra to work with coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. Additionally, students use volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Island Lake 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.
Island Lake District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Wauconda Community Unit School District maintains a rigorous, quality, comprehensive curriculum that encourages students toward academic excellence. The school holds high expectations for student achievement which it accomplishes by promoting high self-esteem for every student. If students believe they can succeed, they will. Also, the school believes in maintaining a curriculum which will prepare students for the future by instilling in them the knowledge and skills they’ll need to be competitive members of our ever-changing, global economy, regardless of whether they choose to attend post-secondary education or directly enter the workforce following high school.
We currently cover the following Island Lake-area school district: Wauconda Community Unit School District 118.
Keeping Informed: Recent Island Lake Educational News
- Extracurricular Activities - Wauconda High School has a strong offering of extracurricular activities. Some are for students who are interested in academic competitions like Scholastic Bowl and the Math Team. Other groups are tailored to student interests such as the Culinary Arts Club, the Green Club, and the International Club.
- Curriculum Initiatives - There are many curriculum initiatives ongoing in the district, and to help parents understand the goals of each, the Curriculum & Instruction department has provided an overview to describe each. Current initiatives cover literacy, writing, and social emotional learning.
- Parent Resources - The Wauconda Community Unit School District maintains a comprehensive list of organizations and services that may help parents who want to promote learning at home and during the summer. Throughout Island Grove and neighboring communities, there are many partners to support these goals.
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Chalk Talk: Early Decision
Early Decision (ED) applications are binding college applications, which means that the applicants sign a contract agreeing to attend the college if accepted. Because they have early deadlines, Early Decision applications have higher acceptance rates than Regular Decision applications. Also, colleges tend to favor Early Decision applicants because of the applicants’ commitment to attend that college. Early Decision isn’t right for everyone, of course. Not every student will be ready to apply early, and committing to one college, especially early, can be tricky. For example, if a student is offered a better financial aid package at a different college, they are still bound to attend the Early Decision school if accepted.