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Orlando District and Curriculum
Orlando’s schools use a curriculum that follows Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS). This curriculum promotes the knowledge and skills that students are expected to attain for each grade level. The curriculum emphasizes grade level content areas, skills and learning objectives. A team of Orlando teachers designed the Curriculum Instructional Assessment (CIA) Blueprints for Orange County Public Schools in alignment with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. It offers resources, evaluations, and instructional strategies for Math, Science and English/Language Arts curriculum.
We currently cover the following Orlando-area school district: Orange County Public Schools.
Schools in Orlando include:
Dr. Phillips Elementary School is located on 6909 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, Dr. Phillips Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 407-354-2600. The goal of Dr. Phillips Elementary School is to support their students with gaining academic excellence by providing them with strategies and academic opportunities. The core subjects areas are reading, math, writing, language arts, social studies, and science. The curriculum requirements for these subjects follows the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards as described by the state of Florida. These standards serve to outline the knowledge and skills students are expected to have at the end of each grade level. At the school, students are taught to be kind, share, encourage, and support each other. Each child at the school also participates in art, music, and physical education classes. Students are also able to check out books or research at the school’s media center. SchoolTutoring Academy provides tutoring for all subject areas, contact us to learn more.
Howard Middle School Academy of Arts is located on 800 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32801, Howard Middle School Academy of Arts covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 407-245-1780. Howard Middle School Academy of Arts is a magnet school that focuses on education on the visual and performing arts. The school offers programs in guitar, visual arts, theatre arts, digital arts, piano, band orchestra, dance, and chorus. The school also offers a wide variety of different electives, athletic opportunities, and advanced classes. Howard Middle School first opened in 1927 and was known as Orlando High School. In 1952, it closed and then reopened as Howard Junior High School. In 2005, the school was selected by NASA as a NASA Explorer School. The program provides authentic learning experiences based around NASA’s unique missions and promotes student engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Famous alumni of the school include astronaut of Apollo 16 John Young and actor Buddy Ebson.To learn more about one-on-one tutoring, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.
Boone High School is located on 1000 E Kaley St, Orlando, FL 32806, Boone High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 407-893-7200. Boone High School serves over 2810 students and was built in 1952. The school offers 3 magnet programs in Law, Finance and Criminal Justice. The school also offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a variety of extracurricular activities including art club, web tech club, math club and more. The school has been rated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for the 2018-2019 school year. The US News and World Reports also ranked Boone High School as one of the United States’ “Best High Schools”.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Orlando District Curriculum
The Math curriculum Blueprint strategies cover subjects including Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Algebra. The Blueprint strategies for Science provide teaching approaches for subjects like Forms of Energy, Earth, Space and Time, Properties of Matter and Diversity, and Evolution of Living Organisms. The English/Language Arts Blueprint strategies are for subjects that include Phonics/Word Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Vocabulary and Oral Fluency.
Orlando’s schools have magnet programs that provide unique study opportunities for elementary, middle school and high school students. These programs help students explore their interests and discover new talents as they strive to reach their goals. Students attending magnet schools receive a high quality education as they acquire important technological, professional and career skills.
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Orlando Area Educational News
- Hunter’s Creek Elementary Magnet School - Hunter’s Creek Elementary School Magnet offers a Two-Way Dual Language Program. This program integrates students who have English as their primary language in classrooms with students who have a primary language other than English. The objective for both groups of students is bilingual proficiency and academic excellence. The classroom environment supports full bilingual proficiency and social equality. This program cultivates bilingualism, self-esteem and appreciation of other cultures.
- Howard Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet - The Howard Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts offers middle school students a selection of fine arts courses as well as academic curriculum. Magnet students can choose majors in Visual Arts and Performing Arts that include acting, chorus, musical theatre, stage design, dance, orchestra and digital video production. Students can then display their talent in various magnet exhibits, competitions and performances. Elective academic courses include aviation, environmental studies, legal studies, pre-medical studies and forensics.
- The Advanced Engineering Applications (AEA) Magnet - Apopka High School’s Advanced Engineering Applications Magnet offers a wide-range of conventional engineering fields of study as well as physical and biological sciences. The magnet schools curriculum requires teamwork, problem solving, and applying the scientific method to studies. For the AEA program students should have proficiency in mathematics and the physical sciences. This program allows students to receive college credit for advanced studies and the opportunity to enroll in college courses during their senior year.
Orlando 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 Orlando, Florida
The city of Orlando is located in Central Florida at the center of the Orlando Metropolitan area. Originally incorporated in 1875 with 85 inhabitants, the Orlando has since grown into a thriving city. Nicknames for Orlando include Orlando “The City Beautiful” and the “Theme Park Capital of the World”. Tourism is a major part of Orlando’s economy, and there are numerous theme parks located in the city including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more. Most of Orlando’s major attractions are located along International Drive, such as the Orlando ICON observation wheel. Attractions in Orlando are not just limited to theme parks – many famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centres, concert venues, and sports venues are located in Orlando. The second largest convention building in the United States, The Orange County Convention Center also has its home in Orlando. According to a 2009 study by Pew Research Center, Orlando was the fourth most popular American city where people want to live.
Like much of Florida, the land in Orlando is mostly wetlands of many lakes and swamps. One of the most famous lakes in Orlando is Lake Eola, located in the downtown core. The lake and the area surrounding it have been turned into a public park, with the Walt Disney Amphitheater on one end of the park, and a Chinese pagoda and playground on the other end. At the centre of the lake is a large fountain with state of the art water jets and lights. At night, the jets and lights are coordinated to music for a spectacular light show.
No matter what your budget is, Orlando has something to see and do for everyone. One of the more interesting spots would be Madame Tussauds Orlando where you can view life-like wax statues of your favorite celebrities.
In 2017, the population of Orlando was 280 257. 10.4% of the population was over the 65 The median household income in Orlando in 2017 was $45,436.
The Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park owned by NBCUniversal and is the second largest resort in Orlando after Walt Disney World. In 2017, the park received 21 million visitors. The whole resort consists of two theme parks (Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida), a water park, a night time entertainment complex, and multiple hotels. The parks at Universal Orlando faithfully recreate scenes from your favourite movies. Popular attractions at the two theme parks include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”, “Marvel Super Hero Island”, and “Jurassic Park”.
The famous Walt Disney World Resort can be found very close to the city of Orlando and is currently the most visited resort in the world, attracting over 52 million visitors a year. The park serves as a popular symbol of American culture as it’s hard to miss the iconic Cinderella Castle! Theme Parks at Walt Disney World Resort include Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In 1971, Magic Kingdom was the first Disney World Orlando theme park to open. The lands of the Magic Kingdom include Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. Epcot (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was designed to celebrate international culture and technological achievement and innovation. The icon of Epcot is the Spaceship Earth, a giant sphere that is also an attraction.
Legoland Florida consists of a theme park, water park, and on site accomodations. The resort first opened in 2011 and covers an area of 145 acres, making it the 2nd largest Legoland Park after Legoland Windsor in the UK. The resort is designed for families with children ages 2-12, and there are a multitude of rides, shows, attractions, restaurants and shops for people to enjoy. Many large statues and exhibits made of Lego can be found all over the park including dinosaurs and more. The Legoland theme park was built on the site of Florida’s first theme park, Cypress Gardens. Today, the Legoland theme park still retains the original botanical gardens while also featuring its own brand new attractions.
Seaworld Orlando and nearby Discovery Cove and Aquatica makeup SeaWorld Parks and Resorts Orlando. In 2017, there were an estimated 3 962 000 guests that visited the park in total, making it the 11th most visited amusement park in the United States. There are a wide variety of things to see and do at Seaworld Orlando including rides and animal exhibits. Popular roller coasters at the park include Mako, a hypercoaster that is the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the Orlando area, and Kraken, a floorless roller coaster. Some SeaWorld Rides also combine rides and live animals, such as Manta, a flying roller coaster and aquarium exhibit with rays and and leafy seadragons.
- Lake Eola was actually formed by a giant sinkhole! The deepest point of the lake is 80 feet.
- Colonial Drive was the first highway built in Central Florida and was originally paved brick.
- The first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon solo was a man named Joe Kittinger, who was from Orlando.
- In 1987, a contest was held to pick the name of the Orlando NBA team. Today, the team is called the Orlando Magic, however, other options that came close were the “Heat”, the “Tropics”, and the “Juice”.
- In 2015, 66 million people visited Orlando, making it the visited destination in the world. The number of visitors that come to Orlando each day is equal to the population of Atlanta.
- Before tourism was a big part of the Orlando economy, cattle, citrus, and cotton were the most popular industries.
Chalk Talk: Student Comments: The Above-Average Student
One thing that teachers have to do that can sometimes be difficult is to generate comments describing how students are doing in class. Such comments may be ready-made, with teachers being able to select applicable ones for each student, but they are more credible if they are personalized by the teacher. These comments may appear on report cards, progress reports, notes to parents, etc. What kind of information should these comments contain? The most important thing is to make sure that the comment tells exactly what the student is doing well. Parents want to know how their children are doing, so it is important to be as specific as possible. A comment such as “the child does good work in the class” is too generic. When it comes to describing above-average students, teachers of course should comment on how they are excelling academically. Perhaps they are fluent readers who are able to comprehend what they are reading; such specific skills should be emphasized in the comments.