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Macon District and Curriculum

The Bibb County School System has a new strategic plan that has become known as the Macon Miracle. Through the use of this plan the district aims to use new and innovative teaching and learning strategies to deliver core curriculum content to students in new and more meaningful ways so that it can be applied to the hyper technical, multicultural and globally centered world that the students must be able to live and work in throughout their lives. This plan aims to be community inclusive and continuously changing. The core curriculum areas are Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Students must be able to apply the core content to real world situations. The purpose of not only learning the material but also how to apply it is intended to prepare students to function in the world.

We currently cover the following Macon-area school district: Bibb County School District.

Schools in Macon include:

Springdale Elementary School is located on 4965 Northside Dr. Macon, GA 31210, Springdale Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 478-779-3750.  Springdale Elementary School is one of the schools in the Bibb County School District. The school received a score of 98.8 on the Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) by the Georgia Department of Education. The index measures how well schools are preparing students for the next educational level. The main components scored in the index are Achievement, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness,and Graduation Rate (high school only). Like other students in the state of Georgia, students at Springdale Elementary School take courses in core subjects including mathematics, English Language Arts, social studies and science. The math curriculum follows the Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards outline the knowledge and skills students should have at the end of each grade level. In 3rd grade mathematics, students focus on several units, including numbers and operations in base ten, the relationship between multiplication and division, patterning, geometry, fractions, and measurement. The mathematics curriculum emphasizes problem solving, as well as mathematical reasoning and modelling. For more information on the Mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Howard Middle School is located on 6600 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210, Howard Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 478-779-3500. Howard Middle School has a reputation for its strong academics, winning athletics problem, artistic talent and caring staff. The school originally opened in 2004 and offers numerous opportunities for students to discover their own talents through extracurricular activities and clubs such as football, basketball and softball. The mascot of Howard Middle School is the husky, and students are encouraged to be P.A.C.K Leaders by portraying positive attitudes, accepting responsibility, choosing to be respectful, and keeping learning first. The school is especially proud of its fine arts program which includes classes in arts, band, chorus and orchestra. To help students achieve their daily required amount of physical activity, students participate in physical education class. The curriculum in the state of Georgia is modelled after the Georgia Standards of Excellence. In English Language Arts, students focus on using formal English in their writing and speaking, but also they also focus on learning how to express themselves through language. Students read a variety of texts, ranging from narratives, poetry, non-fiction, and informational texts. Through this, they gain new vocabulary and build on their previous knowledge of information. To learn more about how SchoolTutoring Academy can help you or your child with Engish Language Arts tutoring, please contact us.

Rutland High School is located on 6250 Skipper Rd Macon, GA 31216, Rutland High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 478-779-3041. Rutland High School is one of the six high schools in Bibb County. In addition to a normal education track, the school also offer Advanced Placement (AP) Classes and a Dual Enrollment program. The school also has a School for International Studies Program, which is designed to prepare students to be leaders in a global economy. The have the opportunity to gain a global perspective on politics, culture and science. Students in this program start in grade 9. They were required to take AP exams, and also a 4 year research project that ends with a defense in the student’s senior year.  In high school, students have the opportunity to take courses in more specialized subject areas, for example, students can take separate classes in Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics, instead of just a general math course as in elementary and middle school. After attending high school, many students make the decision to attend college or university. As part of the application process, many students take the SAT and ACT tests. To help with this, SchoolTutoring Academy offers SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring. For more information, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Macon District Curriculum

Each school year, the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) English Language Arts will be introduced in kindergarten and be developed continuously through the 12th grade. The schools in this district will introduce the CCGPS Literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects in 6th grade and will continue developing these skills through the 12th grade. Schools also introduce the CCGPS for Mathematics beginning in kindergarten and continuing through 9th grade.

The Macon School District continuously uses the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in all classrooms and content areas to successfully instruct district students in all topics related but not limited to, English/ language arts and mathematics; as well as overall literacy and comprehension in the areas of Science, History, and Social Studies.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Macon Educational News

  • The Macon Miracle - The Macon School District has decided things must change. Teachers and school officials must make learning core curriculum meaningful and relatable to the world we live in today and the world of the future. This school district has created a new strategic plan that aims to fix problems that are currently plaguing teachers around the country. The essence of this plan is to link what is taught in the classroom to the world today that is a hyper technical, multi-ethnic, and a globally functioning society. This plan has been referred to as a "living" plan meaning that it will be changing and growing to keep up with the needs of the staff and students and with current issues in the world in which we live and work as a society.
  • Gear Up - Gear up is a grant program in the Macon School District that aims to focus on universal school reform and sustainability in middle schools. Over the course of the grant, the district will focus on the development of academic support systems which will help students have greater academic comprehension literacy skills needed to successfully complete middle school and after middle school students will be more academically prepared for rigorous and challenging subject matter that will be taught throughout their high school courses.
  • Making Mandarin Mandatory - Macon School District has just implemented a groundbreaking and momentous program. The goal of this program is to have all students fluent in both the English and Mandarin languages by the time the graduate. Currently only students in kindergarten through third grade are learning the Mandarin language, but that will all change in three years time when Mandarin will be mandatory throughout all grade levels.

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About Macon, Georgia

Macon, officially Macon-Bibb County, is located near the center of the state of Georgia, helping to earn the city the nickname “The Heart of Georgia”. The consolidated city-county covers 255.13 square miles and was first inhabited by the Mississippian people. The city was named the county seat of Bibb County was officially given the name of Macron in 1823. The city’s location on the Ocmulgee River helped establish the city as a shipping center. One of the most shipped items was cotton. Today, the economy in the city is primarily based around manufacturing, aeronautics, medical and tourism. The surrounding area is also known for growing fresh produce.

Visitors to Macon will enjoy the city’s many historical sites. There are sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Macon than any other city in Georgia. The city’s auditorium houses the largest copper covered dome in the world. The city is rich in Southern Charm, and visitors and residents of the city will also enjoy some of the annual festivals held in the city such as the International Cherry Blossom Festival, Georgia State Fair, and Mulberry Street Festival.

In 2017, the population of Macon was 152,862, making it the fourth most populated city in the state of Georgia. 24.8% of the population was under 18, 23.8% of the population was between 18-34, 24.3% was 35-54, 12.8% was 55-64 and 14.4% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $42,411 in 2017.

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park celebrate the relationship between people and natural resources. During the Paleo-Indian period, Native Americans came to the area to hunt Ice Age mammals. Since then, several cultures have occupied the land for thousands of years, creating their own history there. The mounds were constructed around 900CE, when the  Mississippian Period began. They were constructed to honor the society’s elite people. Some of the mounds were used for ceremonial, burial and defensive purposes, and would have required skilled engineering and knowledge of soil to construct. The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park shows the evidence of 17,000 years of human habitation. Visitors can enjoy the park’s walking trails, and also visit the visitors center to learn more about the cultures that lived in the area.

Johnston–Felton–Hay House

Located in the heart of Macon, Georgia, the Johnston–Felton–Hay House was built from 1855 to 1859. Containing more than 16,000 square feet and 24 rooms, the house has been nicknamed “Palace of the South”. Visitors can enjoy the house’s beautiful architecture in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style. At the time, the house contained many technological advances that were not common in houses built in the time. These technological advances included hot and cold running water, central heat, a speaker tube system that connected 15 rooms, a French Lift (equivalent to an elevator), an in house kitchen, and an extensive ventilation system. Today, the house has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Macon.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House

The Allman Brothers Band Museum is also known as “The Big House”. The band’s members, their families and various friends lived in the house from 1970-1973. The house was renovated and reopened as a museum in November 2009. Some of the exhibits on display at the museum include items from Gregg Allman;s collection, such as the clothing he wore, and the “Eat a Peach” Guitar. The museum is the home to the world’s largest collection of The Allman Brothers Band Memorabilia. Fans of The Allman Brothers Band Museum will enjoy learning about the history of the band and the lives of the members.

Interesting Facts

  • There are 14 historic districts in the city containing over 5500 historic buildings.
  • The only diagonal street in Macon is Cotton Avenue.
  • The city was briefly the state capital of the Confederacy in 1865.
  • In February 1973, Macon was hit by one of the biggest snowstorms of all time, which buried the normally warm city in 16.5 inches of snow.
  • Some of the notable Macon residents include The Allman Brothers, who were a Southern Rock Band.

Chalk Talk: The Advantages of Participating in Fine Arts

We seem to be getting lost in the world of academic achievement, and often times at the expense of Fine Arts education. Many people feel that Fine Arts are antiquated and irrelevant in the world today. That is simply not true. Through the study of Fine Arts children can enhance their ability to grasp the primary academic subjects. Several studies have shown that children that participate in musical arts such as band and choir perform better on mathematical assessments. Studies have also shown that children in visual arts classes have better spatial awareness. Not only do these classes enhance academic learning abilities they supply children with the ability to develop creativity skills. Additionally, these classes often an emotional outlet that allows for more personal development. Based on these facts it is fair to say that Fine Arts programs should be supported in schools across the United States.

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