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Laurinburg District and Curriculum

Scotland County Schools are home to 13 total schools: seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and three high schools. The district uses the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which combines the nationwide Common Core Standards for literacy and math and the North Carolina Essential Standards for all the other content areas. The vision for the Curriculum and Instruction department is for all students to graduate being college and career ready. The district has put together a LiveBinder with an introduction to the Common Core Standards, online resources for both sets of standards organized by content area and grade.

We currently cover the following Laurinburg-area school district: Scotland County Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Laurinburg District Curriculum

The North Carolina Standard Course of Study has also developed a Global Education curriculum to ensure students are prepared for the world they will graduate into. One focus of the Global Education curriculum is language learning, and students are able to take courses in 15 different languages, 7 of which have a language immersion component available. The language immersion programs help students become bilingual and bilterate in a second language, and instruction is conducted in both languages.

The North Carolina Standard Course of Study incorporates the Common Core goals for English language arts. The Common Core State Standards organizes the ELA curriculum around reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. The reading strand focuses equal attention on fiction and non-fiction so that students are able to read and analyze literary works and also able to read scientific and history texts and learn new information. Students also learn how to locate and evaluate texts that they may use for independent reading or research.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Laurinburg Educational News

  • Scotland County Schools Earn Prestigious College Board Award - Scotland County Schools recently became the first and only school district in North Carolina and one of 130 school districts from across the country to be awarded College Board’s Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll for expanding access to college to traditionally underrepresented students by offering rigorous academic courses and college-prep programs. To qualify for the award, the district showed increases in the number of underrepresented students who: took the SAT, took an AP class and exam, demonstrated a readiness for college.
  • Scotland High Marching Band Plays at Macy’s Parade - Just prior to Christmas, 72 students in the Scotland High marching band played in the Macy’s Holiday Parade in Orlando, Florida. The band received an invitation to perform after their director submitted an audition video to a travel company. The students were able to raise the majority of the funds needed for their trip. In addition to playing in the parade, which involved many floats and balloons that were a part of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, students had the opportunity to enjoy some downtime in Universal Studios and at Sea World.
  • Scotland High Senior Awarded Senate Youth Scholarship - A Scotland High senior was one of two students in North Carolina to be awarded with the United States Senate Youth Scholarship award worth $5,000. He will also have the opportunity to take part in a one-week program in Washington, D.C. during which he will experience the national government firsthand, including hearing policy addresses from cabinet members and senators and participating in a meeting with the Justice of the Supreme Court. In college, the student hopes to double-major in philosophy and political science.

Laurinburg 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: College Applications

One of the biggest issues with college applications is the way they restrict students or add obligations for students to be considered. This can be a real problem for some students. There are two types of applications that allow students to determine where they will go during the first semester of their senior year - Early Action and Early Decision applications. Regular EA applications are due November 15th, usually. They don’t differ from other types of applications other than being early. Being compelled to attend a college without choice, if accepted, for example, can have an adverse effect on a student who is struggling financially. Also, not allowing students to apply to other colleges can be a difficulty. One of the worst issues is the long wait students often have to receive a response from a college.