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Pontoon Beach, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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Pontoon Beach District and Curriculum
The Granite City Community Unit School District follows the Illinois Learning Standards, which are competitive and rigorous and intended to ensure that students receive a viable education to prepare them for life after high school, whether they pursue post-secondary education, enter the military, or directly enter the workforce. Students also have many extracurricular opportunities from sports to arts, including community service. Service to others gives students valuable perspectives and can lead them to become engaged, active citizens and members of their own community after graduation.
We currently cover the following Pontoon Beach-area school district: Granite City Community Unit School District 9.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pontoon Beachn District Curriculum
In humanities classes, students learn how to think logically, how to support their opinions with facts and evidence, how to read critically, and how to communicate effectively in a variety of formats. They read challenging texts ranging from fiction to nonfiction, novels to poetry. They learn how to make meaning from these different types of texts. In history classes, they study the decisions and actions of the past to see how they influenced the present, and extrapolate ho the decisions and actions of the present might affect the future.
Students study how and why math works rather than just memorizing formulas. There is an increased focus on data analysis, using functions and creating models to solve math problems. Students gain a deeper understanding which will prepare them for later challenges. In science classes, they study the world around them and use rigorous approaches to experiment in real-world situations. They learn about the process of scientific inquiry including forming hypotheses, testing and observing ideas, and communicating their scientific findings.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Pontoon Beach Educational News
- Scholastic Bowl Team - Granite City High School students who wish to join an academically competitive team have the chance to work with others on the Scholastic Bowl. This is a competition that covers many academic subjects and students work together to develop their knowledge and prepare for competitions.
- Read Across the Community - Recently the district and community partnered in the Read Across the Community initiative. Literacy events and programs were held and people got together to discuss books they were reading. This is an annual event that schools and families can participate in.
- Volunteering Opportunities - There are a number of ways that parents can volunteer in the schools and they welcome the additional help. Parents can work with small groups of students in the classroom, assist a teacher, and work with administrators to organize an event or activity.
Pontoon Beach 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: Why Is the GPA So Important?
A student’s grade point average (GPA) is a record of how well the student did in his or her classes. That, along with the class breakdown on the transcript, help colleges determine how ready the student is for college-level work. The thinking is that these give a clear insight into how well the student will do because they show how well the student has done in the past. This seems reasonable, but some would argue otherwise. High school and college aren’t the same. Students have more autonomy in college, for example, and can take classes that they are more interested. The work is different, as well. Many students take college much more seriously than they do high school, which make a lot of difference.