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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Mercer Island District Curriculum
Starting in sixth grade, students have more of a choice in the courses they will take to meet their core subject requirements. In sixth grade and beyond, students can choose to take grade level Math and English, or accelerated courses. The mandated Science curriculum does stay the same for all students. After completing freshman and sophomore composition, Algebra 1 and Geometry, and Biology students are able to complete their graduation requirements with electives. Available high school core electives include American Literature, European Literature, Physics, Environmental Science, Calculus and AP Statistics.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Mercer Island 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.
Mercer Island District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Mercer Island follows the Washington State Standards in all grade levels and in core subjects. In order to meet these standards, the district has adopted curriculum that encourages writing and communicating across the disciplines. The curriculum page of the district website also includes a wealth of information for parents to help their child succeed.
In elementary school, students cover the basics of math and English, and begin receiving content instruction in science in kindergarten. English Language Arts curriculum starts in kindergarten with letter sound recognition and observing their surroundings as a basis for writing. As the elementary curriculum progresses, students learn how to read for pleasure and information. Students are also able to write a well-developed paragraph before moving to middle school. The Math Expressions curriculum used in grades K-5 focuses on mathematic fluency and communication.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Mercer Island Educational News
- High School ACT Scores - Mercer Island High School students scored higher than the national average on the ACT exam at the end of the 2011-2012 school year. Not only did the students score higher than the Washington State average, they scored higher than the top state of Massachusetts in test scores. Students at Mercer Island High School have been scoring consistently higher than the state average for the past five school years.
- District Land Deal - The school board authorized the purchase of a parcel of land by the district. The new land will allow the district to expand to meet the needs of the community. The district currently has three new schools under construction and students will soon begin learning in their next generation school facilities.
- Educational Articles - The district maintains links to interesting, timely and relevant education-related articles. These may include pieces on the movement towards digital textbooks, innovations in the classroom, and issues of educational policy and best practices.
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