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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Mount Vernon District Curriculum
Fairfax County Public Schools offers students’ courses in the sciences that stress scientific inquiry and investigation using a variety of methods. Upon completion of these courses, they will possess the ability to apply any learned skills to everyday experiences. Elementary school courses will emphasize the importance of accuracy in any observations or investigations made by students, as well as explore common weather phenomena, plants, and animals. More advanced courses will examine energy and matter in greater depth. Earth and environmental science, biology, chemistry, and physics are all essential components of science courses at Fairfax County Schools.
Courses in language arts attempt to teach students how to communicate effectively through writing and speaking. Reading comprehension is also a large part of the available courses. Skills are developed through group activities, presentations, and written assignments. In elementary school, courses will utilize classic and contemporary works in activities designed to teach students how to properly formulate questions and draw conclusions.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Mount Vernon 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.
Mount Vernon District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Fairfax County Public Schools follow Common Core Standards for Math and Language Arts and Virginia Standards of Learning for other core subjects. These are objectives-based curricula which lay out a series of learning goals in each subject and follow along a scope and sequence that logically builds from year to year. The curriculum is also reviewed regularly to ensure that the goals within meet the expectations that students will face. As students progress and begin to develop their interests and talents, a wider range of electives are available that either support their personal goals or their potential professional goals.
We currently cover the following Mount Vernon-area school district: Fairfax County Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Mount Vernon Educational News
- Mount Vernon High School Student Recognized at Women in Sports Ceremony - Student athletes, coaches, and sports journalists were honored at the 2014 Women in Sports Ceremony last year. The winners came from schools all over Fairfax County, including Mount Vernon High School. The student from Mount Vernon received the Donna de Varona Spirit of Sport award, which goes to a senior who displays leadership skills and ethical behavior.
- MVHS Sponsors the NOVA STEM Career Festival - The 2014 NOVA STEM Career Festival was held at Mount Vernon High School, thanks to the sponsorship of the Mount Vernon High School Pyramid, the NOVA STEM Alliance, and the Alexandria-Fairfax Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Students and parents had the opportunity to meet STEM professionals and participate in activities and demonstrations. Representatives were present from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to the Art Way Alliance.
- 2014 Grammy Signature School Enterprise Award Goes to MVHS - Seven schools in the nation were given the 2014 Grammy Signature School Enterprise Award; Mount Vernon High School was among them. The $5,500 award is given to underserved schools in an effort to help support students. Mount Vernon High School was chosen because of their efforts to merge the educational needs of special education students with general education students.
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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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Our educators have graduated from top academic institutions, and many of them have achieved in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized tests. Equally importantly, they enjoy coaching students across a variety of subject areas and standardized tests
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Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
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Chalk Talk: Speech Articulators and Sounds
The tongue, teeth, lips, and other structures in the mouth and face are all essential for creating speech sounds. When it comes to vowels in particular, rounding of the lips and lowering or raising of the tongue can have very different effects on the speech that is produced. For example, the ‘a’ sound (written by speech-pathologists and linguists as ‘æ’) in the word ‘bat’ is made without rounding the lips and with the tongue down. On the other hand, the ‘oo’ sound (written as ‘ʊ’ by experts) in the word ‘book’ is produced by rounding the lips and raising the tongue. Give it a try yourself and feel the differences! This is also the case with consonants but the teeth have an important role in the production of some sounds as well. Consider the ‘d’ or ‘t’ sound. When these are produced, the tip of the tongue raises to touch the back of the teeth. Each sound in the English alphabet is made by different body parts, or articulators. Combining these movements produces words, which flows into speech without any thinking (most of the time) on your part.