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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Lyons District Curriculum
In science classes, students focus on key concepts, such as the physical world and engineering problems. Math classes spend time making sure students master important ideas before moving on to more complex problems, while attempting to provide real-world applications when possible. History classes use nonfiction texts and develop students’ research and analytical skills, so that students gain insight into how the past has influenced the present, and how the present might influence the future. English classes involve reading primarily nonfiction texts.
Students write analytical and persuasive essays by gathering evidence from their source material and using it to support their theses. Students are also encouraged to become involved in extracurricular activities, including music and sports, in order that they become well-rounded. The goal of this curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge necessary to make them strong citizens who are capable of competing on a global level.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Lyons 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.
Lyons District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Both school districts follow the Illinois Common Core Curriculum, which is an internationally refereed curriculum intended to provide Lyons’ students with a competitive, rigorous education. The learning objectives follow a scope and sequence by which student learning increases in complexity based on what they have already learned. Interventions are available for students who fall behind. The curriculum provides clear expectations for what is expected of students so that they will be globally competitive.
Keeping Informed: Recent Lyons Educational News
- Freshman Academy - The Freshman Academy was designed to help students transition into high school in a tight-knit environment that supports them as they begin to transition to greater academic and personal independence. The Freshman Academy helps new students stay aware of the expectations and opportunities available to them.
- Advanced Placement - Morton West High School offers a wide range of Advanced Placement courses for high schoolers. In the Sciences, there are full year AP courses in Chemistry and Environmental Science, and other subject areas also have similar depth. Students who do well in their courses and on their exams have the chance of earning college credit for their work.
- Tech Service Internship - Students at Morton West High School have the unique opportunity to take on an internship within the school. For technically inclined students, this internship offers a great opportunity to get some work experience with professionals from the technology department.
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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: College Applications
Which part of a college application is most important? That’s a difficult question to answer. Many would say the transcript, because it gives the clearest record of a student’s classroom performance, and therefore indicates how the students will do in college. But there are many other factors that contribute to college success, or lack thereof. This is why the college essay and the teacher recommendations are so vital for college admissions members. The essay and recommendations give insight into the student that can’t be found on a transcript. The essay can reveal the student’s passions and interests, and this can help show what the student might be successful at. The recommendations present expert testimony as to the student’s strengths and weaknesses. The transcript is very important, but without the context given by the essay and recommendations, it simply doesn’t paint the full picture.