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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Orland Park District Curriculum
The Humanities Curriculum focuses on a comprehensive understanding of key concepts, which includes reading and comprehending complex texts and writing analytical essays. The focus is more on nonfiction texts than novels or poetry, again, with an emphasis on mastering basic concepts such as grammar rules and comprehension, early on, and progressing to focus on encouraging the development of students’ abilities to gather and understand information from reading and use evidence to back their claims while writing, in high school, as well as expanding their vocabularies.
The Mathematics Curriculum follows the Common Core Standards. The focus is on covering topics in depth. At the elementary school level, the curriculum emphasizes basic concepts such as numbers and operations to make sure students master the foundations of mathematics before progressing onto more advanced concepts in middle and high school.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Orland Park 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.
Orland Park District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The school districts follow the Illinois Learning Standards. These standards emphasize clear expectations for students and a focus on critical thinking. Across all curricula, there is an emphasis on applying what is learned to real-world situations. Students are encouraged and supported but also held to high standards. Qualities such as character, accountability, integrity, ethical citizenship, respectful relationships, and positive leadership are stressed.
Keeping Informed: Recent Orland Park Educational News
- Teacher Recognition - Carl Sandburg High School teacher John Nanney was recognized as an Advanced Level instructor, placing him among the top 25% of Cisco Networking instructors. The award recognized his achievements in several areas, including his attention to student needs and technical savvy, including participation in online instructor communities.
- Leadership Retreat - Students are invited to apply for a leadership retreat at Camp Manitoqua, in Frankfort, Illinois. The retreat focuses on building leadership skills such as communication, decision making, problem solving, dealing with peer pressure, and dealing with stressful situations.
- Steel Eagle News - The Sandburg radio station the Steel Eagle is sponsoring a performance by Midnight Red, along with a Q&A session at the Performing Arts Center. The group has recently toured with New Kids On the Block and Backstreet Boys in 2011.
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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 daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Chalk Talk: AP Exams: The Facts
Advanced Placement (AP) exams can be really helpful for some students, but the idea that a student can skip ahead and graduate college early isn’t always what happens. The expectation is that AP exams take the place of basic level classes, meaning that the student can then graduate sooner, and this is often the case, especially with state schools. But more and more often, colleges want students to master the college’s own curriculum, especially if the AP was in the student’s major. So a nursing student might be expected to take the college’s basic Chemistry class, for example, even if s/he took and passed an AP on the subject because the college wants to make sure the student has truly mastered the necessary material in Chemistry. That might also mean that instead of just getting credit for the class, the student is bumped up into a higher level class. High scores on APs still look great to colleges, though. Just remember that the point of the college curriculum is to master the material, not just to graduate.