North Hempstead, New York Tutoring Programs
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North Hempstead District and Curriculum
The curriculum followed in the districts is correlated to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The goals is to provide a set of clear, concise standards that help students in all New York school districts and across the country to master the knowledge and skills needed to graduate from high school college or workforce ready. The North Hempstead School District also offers a wide variety of special programs including creative arts, health and physical education, science and technology.
We currently cover the following North Hempstead-area school districts: Carle Place District, East Williston District, Great Neck District, Herricks District, Manhasset District, Mineola District, New Hyde Park/Garden City Park District, Port Washington District, Roslyn District, Sewanhaka District, and Westbury District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the North Hempstead District Curriculum
In English/Language Arts students at all grade levels will read a large variety of challenging non-fiction texts and authentic reading materials such as newspapers and magazines to teach them about the real world. Other English/Language Arts skills include listening and learning. These lessons consist of reading aloud individually and in small and whole groups, class discussions, vocabulary development and additional activities that enrich the learning experience. Students also learn spelling and how to write and support their writing from what they read.
The revised math standards focus on both skills and concepts and provide students with a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals in the elementary grades. Building a strong understanding of mathematical concepts in the early grades enables students to understand and participate in hand on activities in geometry, algebra, probability and statistics.
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Keeping Informed: Recent North Hempstead Educational News
- School Honors - For the ninth consecutive year, Jericho High School was name a School of Distinction. In order to qualify for this prestigious award, 100% of its 2012-2013 all varsity teams were named Scholar/Athlete Teams. This means that all team members achieved academic averages over 90%. Jericho High School has been awarded this honor more than any other high school in the state of New York.
- Report It System - To further ensure student safety, Port Washington has implemented the Report It System in all district schools. This system helps provide students with another method to report concerns when they feel they or others are being threatened. Reportit.com is an early warning, intervention and prevention services that students and parents may use to report any safety concerns when direct contact is not possible. It permits students to anonymously report bullying, violence, weapons, alcohol and drug abuse to the proper school personnel.
- Internship Program - Great Neck South High School offers an internship program for students in 11th and 12th grade. Students must complete at least 50 hours to earn credit, keep a record of their hour on a time sheet and write a paper concerning their experience as an intern. Internships may be available with local law firms, non-profit organizations, marketing firms and in the fashion industry and help explore career opportunities while learning about the real world. Internships may also be available on campus for those students without transportation.
North Hempstead 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: Understanding School Assessments & Standardized Testing
There has been a lot of discussion about assessments and standardized testing over the past several years, especially more recently with the implementation of the Common Core Standards. Standardized tests are not designed to be the single measure of a student’s achievement and knowledge. There are two types of standardized tests: Aptitude Tests measure a student’s general knowledge in a specific subject. The SAT and ACT are two familiar examples of aptitude exams. Achievement tests measure specific knowledge and skills in a subject area such as math, social studies or science. Teachers also use a variety of other methods to determine how well students’ understand content and acquire skill. These include school wide assessments, classroom exams, essay questions, special projects, observations and portfolios. Always take the time to talk to your child about upcoming assessments. Have an honest discussion so that your child understands the importance of the exam but does not become overly stressed or anxious.