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La Grange, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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La Grange District and Curriculum
The districts believe in providing meaningful learning and dedicated teaching in a student-centered environment. Through comprehensive curriculum and co-curricular programs, the school fosters the full intellectual, physical, moral, and aesthetic growth of all students. The schools offers a rigorous, supportive educational environment in which students are challenged but also given interventions when necessary. The hope is that students will develop a love of learning and become self-guided learners who are equipped to challenge the future in our increasingly global environment.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the La Grange District Curriculum
The curriculum follows the Illinois Common Core Standards, which attempt to offer all students an equal education, regardless of location. The main focus of the curriculum is on critical thinking skills. Students use critical and analytical thinking to solve problems, evaluating and refining strategies to do so. Students collect, organize, analyze, and retain information which they use to support and test theses. Students are also given opportunities to transfer acquired knowledge to relevant and practical life experiences through project and collaborative work whenever possible.
To accomplish this, students must be effective communicators who observe attentively, speak effectively, write clearly and expressively, and demonstrate good listening skills. They must also demonstrate a commitment to establish goals and then meet and exceed them. Students are also taught to use resources, technology, and time effectively and efficiently to conduct research and complete independent projects.
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Keeping Informed: Recent La Grange Educational News
- Theater Arts - The Lyons Township High School Theatre Board and Music and Dance departments present dramas and musicals throughout the year. This is a great activity to get involved in or to be an audience member for; the students work very hard on each production and always put on an unforgettable show.
- Sports Groups - Lyons Township’s Athletics Department offers many opportunities for kinesthetic learners, from club sports to men’s and women’s varsity teams. For families of student athletes, there are also ways to get involved with booster activities which help to support the teams.
- Group Activities - Lyons Township High School offers over a hundred activities for students, from academic enrichment clubs to community-based projects or cultural groups. These opportunities are an important part of the school routine for many students and help them gain a place within an organization that interests or inspires them.
La Grange 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: Standardized Test Scores
SAT and ACT tests are considered to be the second most important part of a college application, after the transcript, but why? The purpose of these standardized tests is that they are used to help determine how successful a student will be in college. A low-scoring student is considered less likely to succeed in college, and vice versa. Recent research has shown that this isn’t always the case, which has led some colleges to accept score-optional applications, or to no longer require standardized test scores. An interesting finding in this research is that the essay does tend to determine how well the student will do in college, so many test-optional schools require an essay in lieu of test scores, though some will take an interview. This might be a graded, written exam or essay from a high school class, or an essay responding to a prompt. The reality is that though this new trend of test-optional schools might seem like a Godsend, the majority of colleges still require test scores, and there is a lot of research to support them.