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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the La Plata District Curriculum
The curriculum is designed so that students progress through their subject area learning in a manner that is consistent and deepens knowledge in core topics of each subject over the years. Students are expected to reach mastery of each subset before they move on. For instance, elementary schools focus on numerical sense and operations, measurement, and geometry. These basic skills allow students to move on to more complex subsets like Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics.
Another focus is the College and Career Readiness strand of the Common Core Standards. These standards pushes for graduating students to have the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to either start college or start a career successfully. In order to facilitate this goal, many districts have started career pathway programs in which students in high school a put into academic groups based on their career interests. Options include Health Sciences, Business/Technology, and Engineering.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for La Plata 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.
La Plata District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Charles County Public Schools follow Maryland Content Standards which incorporate the nationally adopted Common Core frameworks into the instructional process. The goal of the frameworks is to promote rigorous academics in each subject and to recognize the alignments and connections between learning in different subjects. For instance, disciplinary literacy has become a major emphasis of the overall literacy goals so that students can appropriately apply their reading skills to different genres and subject matters. Students are also expected to participate in community service and character education programs during their school years.
We currently cover the following La Plata-area school district: Charles County Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent La Plata Educational News
- College and Career Readiness Standards - The College and Career Readiness Standards have been recently introduced and set standards for students to achieve in order to be fully prepared for post-graduate life. The College and Career Readiness Standards are also aligned to the PARCC assessments that are designed to assess students higher order thinking skills.
- Programs of Study - When students reach high school, they have a great number of options for courses of study to pursue. Options range from Advanced Placement programs, Career Programs, Technology Education, and Pathway programs in areas like health science and education.
- U.S. History Hints - History Hints is a podcast series developed by the districts' history department to assist students who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam in U.S. History. Of course, this is also a valuable resource for any student, or adult, interested in history or who needs help brushing up on concepts before an exam.
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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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Chalk Talk: Tips for Getting Good Grades
Academic achievement is one of the most critical aspects of growing up; this does not mean that every child needs to get an A in every class, but every child needs to feel confident with their ability to learn and be successful in their learning. A number of age-specific and developmental factors will impact academic achievement, and parents will have to guide the process differently from elementary through middle to high school. If a child ever has an academic problem, discuss the source of the problem with them - lack of understanding, social problems, all can contribute. If the grades are lower than you would like, talk to the teachers about material that is difficult to understand. Students should be encouraged to ask questions in class and prepare wisely for tests. And if this too does not have the desired effect, look into tutoring or a peer study group. These are just a few ideas that will help students get good grades.