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New York City District and Curriculum

The curriculum in New York City covers the academic subjects and lays out the major areas of learning within each. The expectations are described so that teachers may plan lessons and assessments that are aligned to meet key instructional objectives. The standards call for evidence that students comprehend the concept or procedures being studied and provides for opportunities to analyze or reason about what they are learning. In specialized or magnet programs, the standard curriculum is taught in conjunction with the subject matter that is the focus of the program. The design of these curriculum allow for students to go deeper into each subject each year and their critical, analytic, problem solving and reasoning skills become developed.

We currently cover the following New York City-area school district: New York City Department of Education.

Schools in New York City include:

PS 77 Lower Lab School is located on 1700 3rd Avenue Manhattan NY 10128. PS 77 Lower Lab School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 212-427-2798.  Founded in 1987, the focus of PS 77 Lower Lab School is to provide appropriate education to students identified as gifted and talented. The staff consists of dedicated faculty who are filled with enthusiasm for their taught subjects. Students are encouraged to learn from each other, exploring new strategies, defending their thinking, and learning to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are also engaged in community partnerships at each grade level. For example, 1st graders examine architecture and design at the Center for Architecture. Participation in clubs and competitions is also encouraged, an example of one of these competitions would be Math Olympiads for grades 4 and 5. Contact us to learn more about math and science taught in grades K-5.

East Side Middle School is located on 331 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128. East Side Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 212-360-0114. East Side Middle School has a curriculcum which focuses on literary arts, foreign language, science and mathematics, also going above and beyond the guidelines set by the New York City Department of Education. In 7th and 8th grade, Spanish teaching is also added to the curriculum. Staff at East Side Middle School believe students should explore new ideas, while also developing their own skills and abilities, helping to build self-esteem. Problem solving and higher level thinking skills are also emphasized. For one period per week, students are also asked to select an elective study, with electives ranging from computer programming, robotics, knitting and more. Click here for more details on how to get the help you need for your child to succeed.

Clara Barton High School is located on 901 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225, Clara Barton High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 718-636-4900. Clara Barton High School provides a rich learning environment for students with an interest in the healthcare field. Being a Career and Technical Education School, there are a wide variety of career opportunities for students and many different special programs and courses. Majors offered at the school include Nursing, Dental Assistant, Pharmacy Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician and more. The curriculum involves teaching core subjects required for course credit and Regent’s preparation, with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills. SchoolTutoring Academy provides tutoring for all subject areas, including math.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the New York City District Curriculum

The Language Arts curriculum focuses on making students college and career-ready. New York City schools use the Common Core and Engage NY in order to prepare students, focusing on reading, writing, and discussion using evidence from text. This process will also prepare students for the Regents Exam in English/Language Arts.  The Math curriculum also follows the Common Core and EngageNY Standards; these expectations follow fewer topics to allow greater focus on grade-specific work, concepts, and models.

The Science curriculum provides a framework for grade-appropriate learning as well. The elementary focus is on hands-on and question-based learning, middle school requires students to explore and explain topics in-depth as preparation for the Grade 8 Exit Project, and high school learning garners mastery of content in Regents Courses such as Living Environment, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. For all core subjects, there is a high school exit exam called the Regents Exam. In each subject, a score of 65 will qualify a student for a Regents Diploma, and earning a score of 75 or more may pass a student out of basic college courses.

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New York City Area Educational News

  • Innovative New Programs in Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science - Named one of the best New York City schools by US News and World Report, The Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science prepares students for college at an unprecedented rate. By the completion of last year’s graduation, seventeen seniors earned an associate’s degree.
  • Small Learning Communities - An initiative that has been undertaken in NYC's schools is the development of small learning communities which group students and teachers into a tight-knit community to support the goal of academic achievement by increased individualized and personal attention. These communities are located at secondary schools throughout NYC and are one of the many educational choices offered to families.
  • iZone - iZone is an initiative that is based in many schools throughout the city. The goal of the program is to increase the use of technology in all grades with the aim of harnessing different instructional approaches and learning experiences tailored to the learning styles of each and every student.

New York City 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.

About New York City, New York

The city of New York is located on the East coast and spans an area of 302.6 square miles. The city itself consists of five boroughs – Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan. When it was first founded by Dutch settlers in 1624, the city was called New Amsterdam, later being changed to New York in 1664 when the British seized the city from the Dutch. Since then, the city has developed into an important financial, cultural, technological, tourism, fashion, and educational center for the United States and the rest of the world.

New York City is the most populous city in the United States, with a population of over 8.6 million according to a 2017 census. 3.2 million of its residents are foreign born, and with the combined population of speaking an estimated number of over 800 languages combined, it is considered the most diverse city in the United States. In a 2017 estimate, it was found that 22.8% of the population was under 19 years old, 38.4% of the population was between the ages of 20-44, 24.5% of the population was ages 45-64, and 14.4% was over 65. The median household income in the city was $57,782 in 2017.

The Statue of Liberty

In 1885, the statue of liberty was delivered to New York City as a gift by France. Located on Liberty Island in New York harbor, the statue is actually made of copper and once had a more brown colour. Since then, it has naturally oxidized into its famous light blue-green colour. The statue is a symbol of freedom and democracy and was designated as a national monument in 1924. About 3.5 million people visit the statue every year.

Central Park

Consisting of more than 750 acres of land, central park was the United States’ first major landscaped park. A contrast from the urban jungle of the city, Central Park provides a beautiful greenscape for the city with large forested areas, running streams and more. The park is also a hub for nature, and bird watchers have identified 275 species of birds in the park.

Empire State Building

The empire state building rises 102 stories at a height of 441m to the tip. This massive skyscraper is located in Midtown Manhattan and presents picturesque views of the city to its visitors. On a clear day, visitors can see up to 80 miles away. There are two observation decks located in the building on the 86th and 102nd floors. Amazingly, it was constructed in only one year and 45 days.

Times Square

Times Square is one of the most visited attractions in New York and also one of the world’s busiest pedestrian areas. It is located in Midtown Manhattan and runs from West 42nd to West 47th street. This destination is known around the world for its streets adorned with flashing lights, giant digital billboards, and crowds of people. Times Square is also the site of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop which began on December 31, 1907 and is broadcasted throughout the United States and many other countries. With all that it has to offer, a trip to Times Square presents an unforgettable experience to any visitor!

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, also shorted to the MET, is one of the most famous art museums in the United States. Since its founding in 1870, the museum has collected more than 2 million works of art for its permanent collection. The MET has three sites, but its main location is the Met Fifth Avenue. In 2016, a total of 7.06 million people visited the met, making it the 3rd most visited art museum in the world, and the 5th most visited museum of any kind.

With such a rich history and wide variety of attractions and things to do, it’s no wonder that New York City must see destination!

Interesting Facts

  • New York City is also affectionately referred to as “the big apple”, a phrase that used to describe a large amount of prize money won at important horse races that were often held in the city.
  • The iconic yellow New York City taxis used to be coloured red and green!
  • There are about 1600 pizza restaurants in the city!
  • New York City was the first capital of the United States!

Chalk Talk: Interviewing Well

With college on the horizon, students are often nervous when it comes to admissions and the possibility of interviews with university faculty or staff. First, be cool! They are on your side; they want you to choose their school. The goal of an interview is to find out who you are and if you plan to work hard, finish your degree, and make their school look good. Second, stay confident. A firm handshake and steady eye contact tells an interviewer that you’re serious about your education and that you want to be there. Finally, be yourself. Share your interests and experiences. Colleges want to know what you will bring to their campus. Students who have interests and will engage in campus life are more likely to stay in school. So bring your A-game to your interview and let them know you’re serious about your education.