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Pontotoc District and Curriculum

Pontotoc City School District uses the Mississippi Department of Education’s Core Curriculum State Standards to help challenge each of their students to academic excellence. The curriculum is designed to lay a pathway for learning from elementary through secondary school with the goals of preparing students for college work, teaching skills necessary for professional life, and by offering electives that can provide connections and enhancements to student learning.

We currently cover the following Pontotoc-area school district: Pontotoc City School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pontotoc District Curriculum

Part of the Math curriculum at Pontotoc schools is centered on shapes. Students from this school start learning about shapes in their first classroom. They learn about simple shapes such as squares, triangles and circles through the use of manipulatives. Later, they add finding the perimeter and the capacity of each shape as well as learning about rhombuses and decahedrons. Each student can continue this journey in high school by taking classes in geometry and trigonometry.

Pontotoc Schools start the Social Studies curriculum with areas that the children are familiar: family, and neighborhood. This expands in each grade as they learn about their town and the history behind it. They also learn about their county, state, country and finally, the world. The students learn about the different cultures that inhabited each area and the effect that these different cultures had. By having a foundation in learning about what formed the land they live on, these students are able to make decisions that will have a positive impact on the future.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Pontotoc Educational News

  • College Saving Mississippi - Mississippi offers parents and students an opportunity to save for college tuition with the Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (MPACT). Through this plan the state covers college tuition and fees at any public college in Mississippi or for private or out-of-state schools. This fund is administered by the Office of the State Treasurer.
  • Mississippi Reading Fair - The Mississippi Department of Education offers a Reading Fair for children in grades pre-K through 12th. The participants read and present a storyboard presentation of a book. Those that win at the local level then progress to the regional or even state level.
  • Science and Engineering Fairs - Each region in Mississippi offers Science and Engineering Fairs for students. These fairs offer an opportunity to enrich the science program in the schools by giving students a chance to work on independent work, and creating displays. Judges then review the work and the students are given the chance to meet others that have similar interests.

Pontotoc 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: How to Help a College Take Notice

With so many students applying to the same college, it is helpful to have some ideas on how to help these colleges notice someone. First, on the application, make the personal statement personal. Do not use words that would not normally be a part of your vocabulary. Parents can give input on this section, but make sure that the statement has the student’s voice. Next, show where the passion is. Colleges want students that can help the school. If a student has a special talent, like a concert pianist, tell them. This will help the student stand apart from all the other applicants. Last, make contact with the colleges. The student needs to take tours of the campus. Then while there, fill out an information card that shows the visit. This tells admissions that the student is serious about the campus.