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Normal District and Curriculum
The districts curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math, and Next Generation Science standards for science. The Common Core emphasizes the teaching of key skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world. The Common Core is based on international standards so that students will be well equipped to compete in a global economy and prepared for post-secondary education as well as the workforce. Though some students have different learning styles and rates, the curriculum supports differentiated instruction and intervention and allows for extra time.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Normal District Curriculum
The Common Core Standards in Math focus on numbers and operations, algebraic patterning and relationships, geometry and measurement, and data analysis. More advanced math courses are also available for interested students in the high school. The Common Core Standards for Language Arts integrate reading, writing, communication, research, and media viewing with both works of literature and non-fiction.
The district curriculum supports the belief that high expectations for students leads to achievement and character. A major goal is contingent upon students learning self-sufficiency, responsibility, and accountability while enabling students to take responsibility for their own learning by setting learning goals and tracking their progress. The curriculum also supports a safe, respectful, and engaging learning environment which promotes the self-esteem and confidence necessary for academic success. By building upon a students’ base of knowledge each year, the level of critical thinking deepens.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Normal Educational News
- Counseling Department News - The Counseling department offers many resources for Normal North High School students including visits by college representatives, parent night information, and resources to help students with the college application process
- Library Resources - Normal District 5 high schools’ libraries offer many resources for students, from learning support to standardized test prep and help with research. The media center is available for students during the school day, and online resources are available at any time. For more information a blog is available to keep parents and students up-to-date.
- Teacher of the Year Nomination - Social Studies teacher John Bierbaum was named one of 11 finalists for Illinois state Teacher of the Year. This is a major honor for an educator and speaks to the creativity of lesson planning and level of originality in classroom teaching.
Normal 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: Regular Decision vs. Rolling Applications
When considering the differences in college applications, the major factor is the deadline. Regular Decision applications are just that; their deadlines are usually the latest deadline offered by the college. This means there is no special consideration given. This also means that the college most likely won’t read the application until the deadline. This can mean that even if a student submits a Regular Decision application early, the college will simply hold it until the deadline. Rolling applications, on the other hand, are read immediately. Colleges usually respond to Rolling applications within two-three weeks of the date of receipt. A student could conceivably apply to a college Regular Decision, then apply to a college Rolling and hear back before the Regular Decision application has even been read. Rolling applications also don’t have the possible downside of an Early Decision application, in that they aren’t binding. Of course, not every school offers Rolling applications, so this isn’t always an option.