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Morton Grove District and Curriculum
The schools in Morton Grove follow the Illinois Common Core Standards, which is a rigorous, internationally researched curriculum intended to motivate students towards lifelong learning by focusing on real-world applications of ideas. The curriculum has a clear set of expectations for what students should know at the end of each grade level and requires all students to meet similarly high standards. The curriculum focuses on skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world, and because the curriculum is benchmarked with international standards, students should be well equipped to compete in a global economy.
We currently cover the following Morton Grove-area school districts: East Maine School District 63, Gold School District 67, Morton Grove School District 70, and Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Morton Grove District Curriculum
In humanities classes, the curriculum emphasizes reading nonfiction and complex texts and writing analytical essays. Students develop their abilities to gather information from reading, build arguments based on that information, and use evidence to back their claims while also expanding their vocabularies. By focusing on these elements, students become critical readers and persuasive writers. In mathematics, the curriculum emphasizes a focus on key concepts in depth, so that students delve deeply into select important, foundational concepts, rather than broadly covering many.
Beginning at the elementary level, the curriculum covers basic concepts such as numbers and operations so that students master the foundations of mathematics before moving onto more advanced topics in middle and high school. In science, the curriculum follows the Next Generation Science Standards, which focus on key concepts early on to give students a solid foundation and prepare them for more advanced work.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Morton Grove Educational News
- Library Services - Niles North High School’s Library offers many resources for students from research information to fun books to read. They also have a media center that offers students many different resources to use when working on projects or presentations.
- Democracy School - Maine East High School has been recognized as a Democracy School by the Illinois Civic Mission Coalition. This is an honor for both the leadership and the students who are well represented in the schools' decision-making policies.
- Athletics Information - Niles West High School offers many athletics opportunities for students, both in men’s and women’s sports. For families with more than one student playing sports, there are calendars on the departments site to help keep track of the schedules!
Morton Grove 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: SAT vs. ACT
Most colleges require standardized testing from applicants. The purpose of these tests is to demonstrate how well a student will do in college. There are two different tests offered: the SAT and the ACT, and every college will accept either or both. There are certain basic differences and also similarities between the two. Both include an essay, though for the SAT it comes first, and for the ACT it comes last. (The ACT also has an essay-optional version, but since all colleges want the essay as well, this is rarely taken.) The ACT has a science section, which the SAT lacks. In terms of the approach of the tests, the ACT tends to be more big-picture. Students with a solid education will do well on the ACT; similarly, students with learning differences tend to fare better on the ACT because of its approach. One way to sum up these differences is to consider that the ACT asks students to correct errors, whereas the SAT simply asks them to find errors.