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Longmont District and Curriculum
The St. Vrain Valley Schools adhere to Colorado Academic Standards which is a comprehensive series of frameworks detailing the expectations that students should meet in all their subjects. The curriculum is progressive in that it builds student knowledge from the ground up and relevancy is a major emphasis in the teaching goals of each subject. Students are expected to understand practical applications of their subject learning and develop critical thinking skills that will help them understand how the world works upon graduation. In high school, students are offered an array of academic and career-oriented courses to begin preparing for post-secondary life.
We currently cover the following Longmont-area school district: St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Longmont District Curriculum
The Language Arts curriculum develops the literacy and language skills used to read, write and communicate effectively. Students are introduced to literature, non-fiction and informational texts and develop analytic skills to determine meaning from each type of reading. By high school, they are expected to be proficient in gathering information from multiple sources and distilling the ideas into a form that can be presented in writing or through an oral presentation. Being able to evaluate and properly incorporate and reference sources is also emphasized at the high school level.
The Science curriculum is designed to introduce students to the ways that scientists view the world and its natural phenomenon. They are taught process of investigating natural occurrences, how to communicate observations and form hypotheses, and how to test and verify observations. Technology and its role in society is also a part of their learning, and students see how technology allows for people to adapt to change.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Longmont Educational News
- Investing in Innovation Grant - The Investing in Innovation Grant is a national competitive grant which allows districts to apply for funds to help support their innovative teaching practices. The St. Vrain Valley School District received a $3.6 million grant to support innovation in teaching and the delivery of high quality learning to the students at all levels of their schooling.
- Enrichment Learning Opportunities - Students in the area have a number of options for enrolling in enrichment programs throughout the year. There are summer programs in academics, the arts and technology as well as local programs during the year for students who are particularly interested in these areas. The district has organized the information for parents to make it easy to find the best programs for their child.
- School Business Partnership Committee - The School Business Partnership Committee is a district led initiative to increase the resources available to students by reaching out into the community. The goal is for more businesses to participate in the education of local students by providing work learning experiences, or sending employees to the school to work with children in the classroom.
Longmont 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: How to Determine a Child's Reading Level
There are various reading diagnostic assessments that can be given to determine a student’s actual reading level. Examples of reading diagnostic assessments are the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, the CTOPP, the Gray Oral Reading Test, the TOWRE, etc. Educators, especially reading specialists, should learn how to administer these assessments and convince school administrators to make them available in the school. After all, if no diagnosis in terms of reading struggles is given, a prescription for improvement cannot be given either. Also, there are websites, such as Scholastic’s Book Wizard, that allow teachers to search for the grade level equivalency of popular books. Leveled readers are simple options for teachers looking for books at specific levels. It should be noted that there are alternative scales to grade level equivalency scores, such as DRA and Lexile Measure. This can be intimidating for teachers, but they can seek the help of reading specialists (who can assess students) and school librarians (who can pull grade level-appropriate books off the shelves) to make the process smoother.