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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Jacksonville District Curriculum

The Pulaski County Special School District has increased focus on curriculum, parent involvement, and using data to drive instruction has resulted in academic success. On recent Benchmark Assessments that were administered by the Arkansas Department of Education, the percentage of students who scored proficient or advanced in literacy improved in all grade levels, 3rd-8th. In Mathematics, students demonstrated proficiency in problem-solving in topics like algebra, geometry and data analysis.

The arts and technology are integrated throughout the curriculum but there is also a focus on emphasizing social development and providing cultural opportunities for students. Many supplemental programs are available involving both parents and students including Saturday Programs, Watch Dog Dads, Math and Literacy Nights, STEM-Robotics, and Buddy Reading.

Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Jacksonville 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.

Jacksonville District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Pulaski County Special School District has about 5,000 students attending their schools. The Adkins Pre-K Center has about 140 students. There are seven elementary schools serving PK-5th grade or K-5th grade students, with a total of about 2,400 students. There is one middle school, with about 700 students in grades 6-8. Finally, there are about 1,200 students who attend the two high schools in the District. Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter is a K-8 public charter district that provides rigorous instruction so students are ready for college preparatory high school academics.

We currently cover the following Jacksonville-area school districts: Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter and Pulaski County Special School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Jacksonville Educational News

  • School Wins Honors - Arnold Drive Elementary School of the Pulaski County Special School District recently received honors based on the results of the 2012 Benchmark Assessments. Third graders scored 98% proficient in both literacy and mathematics. Fourth graders were the sixth best in Arkansas and fifth graders were the third best in the State.
  • Mask-Making Project - Murrell Taylor Elementary School art teacher, Melissa Lashbrook, integrated arts throughout the curriculum in a mask-making project for fifth graders. The students researched the history of masks, planned the type of mask to make, and then created their designs in clay. The beautiful masks were displayed in the office.
  • Saturday Programs for Scholars - During the Fall, Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter the students in grades 3-9 were eligible to participate in academic and arts programs on Saturdays. Classes offered included subjects such as dance, visual arts, Odyssey of the Mind, gardening, and directing.

Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents

One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
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Tutors that are highly-qualified K-12 and university educators

Our instructors hail from Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other top institutions

Our tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood

Staff Tutors with Outstanding Credentials

Our educators have graduated from top academic institutions, and many of them have achieved in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized tests. Equally importantly, they enjoy coaching students across a variety of subject areas and standardized tests

Educators Beyond What You Find Down the Block

Students work collaboratively with their private tutor who is a top-notch college graduate well beyond the academic caliber that you’ll typically find in your neighbourhood

Experienced Academic Directors to Create and Adjust Learning Plans

Every student is paired up with both a private tutor and an Academic Director responsible for creating a comprehensive learning plan and constantly tweeking it to optimize for results

Fully Customized Programs with Regular Progress Reports

With regular progress reports and archived copies of your lessons, you can easily track your progress and review concepts from past lessons

Meet Our Tutors

Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators

My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,

My name is Davis H. and I am a certified English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

My name is Jane W. and I am certified SAT/ACT Tutor from San Diego, California.

My name is Ken B. and I am a certified Math and Statistics Tutor from California.

My name is Kevin L. and I am a certified Social Studies Tutor from Guelph, Ontario.

My name is Daniel C. and I am a High School Math, English and Economics.

My name is Amy B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Darlington, South Carolina.

My name is Owen M. and I am a Math, English, Languages, ACT Tutor from Dundas, Ontario.

My name is Daniel H. and I am an English, ACT, SAT, Social Studies Tutor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.


My name is Akosua A. and I am a Math, Science, English, ACT Tutor from Brampton, Ontario.

My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

My name is Jania B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Eight Mile, Alabama.

Chalk Talk: Why Schools Emphasize Early Literacy

Becoming a reader is probably the most important task a child must master in elementary school. There are many key facts about reading to consider because reading is a complex process. Students have to make meanings from the words, from the sentences, and discern an author's intent. They are asked to make and talk about value judgements about their books. It is a daunting task, but if started at home at an early age, children will be prepared to meet the curriculum expectations for elementary literacy.


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