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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pontiac District Curriculum
In English classes, students read nonfiction as well as novels and write analytical essays using material they have gathered from their reading, evaluated, and arranged in order to support their thesis. In history classes, they analyze historical texts and accounts in order to understand the significance not only of historical occurrences and the reactions to those occurrences, but also their relevance today. In math classes, students learn foundational concepts which are thoroughly explored so that students are well prepared to understand complex ideas.
The science curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which stress exploration of the physical world and real-world applications whenever possible. The school believes that students who learn to think critically and apply their learning to the world around them will become engaged learners who take responsibility for their education.
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Pontiac District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The district is committed to the development of its students as adaptive learners, global thinkers, and responsible citizens. The curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards, which stress critical thinking skills. The school provides a safe but rigorous environment in which student are given opportunities to succeed, not only academically, but socially, emotionally, and physically. Students are pushed to achieve their true potential so that they are fully prepared for post-secondary education and the working world.
Keeping Informed: Recent Pontiac Educational News
- PJHS Newsletters - For parents who want to keep up with the monthly activities, accomplishments, and initiatives at the junior high, the district now posts the newsletters online. This is a great way to see what classroom activities are being highlighted and what activities are coming up.
- Swim Team Ice Bucket Challenge - The girls swim team has issued the ice bucket challenge to all members of the Pontiac community. The girls, having had the ice bucket experience, are now able to issue the challenge to keep up this charitable effort to raise money for ALS research.
- Pontiac FFA Chapter Honored - The Pontiac FFA Chapter is one of many chapters of this organization being looked at for a prestigious FFA Model of Excellence Award. One of the main criteria is the activities which the students participate in and how they promote their cause in the community.
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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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Chalk Talk: How To Find Scholarships
Applicants are often automatically considered for merit scholarships, or scholarships based on the students’ past performance, but if they aren’t, students are often unaware of these opportunities. Likewise, colleges may offer scholarships based on demographic information, often based on the applicant’s background. The college’s website should explain these, and financial aid departments are a good resource as well. But there are other scholarships that can be tricky to find. Many businesses offer scholarships which aren’t always advertised. It’s a good idea for friends and family of applicants to inquire at their work about any opportunities. Similarly, social organizations such as the Elks or Kiwanis’s club and religious organizations might offer scholarships to families who are members. Some businesses offer scholarships based on athletic prowess or special interests. Finding these can be difficult, and word of mouth is often the best way, but there are also websites that can help, such as College Board and Fast Web.