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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portage District Curriculum
The evaluating Portage School District is involved in constant self-reflection of its programming to determine areas for improvement. As a result, students attending Portage schools in the 7th and 8th grades will be required to complete one semester of a pre-engineering course; in response to the growing emphasis on the math and sciences to ensure students are able to compete globally.
Portage schools embrace ‘differentiated instruction’ that is based on educational research underscoring the fact that children differ in their learning profiles. Therefore classroom instruction is designed to support the theory that students are active learners, decision makers and problem solvers; and are more natural and effective than those in which students are served a "one-size-fits-all" curriculum and treated as passive recipients of information. The key to a differentiated classroom in the Portage schools is that all students are regularly offered CHOICES and students are matched with tasks compatible with their profiles.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Portage 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.
Portage District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The district follows a core curriculum that emphasizes Math, Science, Language Arts, History and Languages. Students build knowledge through the years to be able to begin to specialize in high school. One of the most exemplary options offered by Portage High School is the option to enroll dually in high school and college classes. Students here are able to earn up to 30 college credits before graduating from high school. This equates to a year’ worth of college tuition – free to the Portage High School student.
We currently cover the following Portage-area school district: Portage Township Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Portage Educational News
- Portage Schools Hold Surplus Auction - School districts are legally required to offer surplus items to the public before getting rid of them. Therefore, Portage held its first auction in 14 years! Among the offerings: a 1980 GMC bucket truck, a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck with plow, a 1991 school bus and Ford vans. It was a mutually beneficial success for the public and district. The money the district made goes directly into the classroom!
- Physicals and Immunizations: Getting Ready for the School Year - Portage Schools wants to inform parents of new immunization requirements issued by the state of Indiana for the 2013-2014 school year. Students entering grades 3 – 5 need a second varicella (Chickenpox) vaccine. If they have had that disease then a note signed by the doctor with the month and year needs to be on file. Grade 6 students will be required to have a Tdap (Tetanus/Pertussis), a second varicella (Chickenpox), and Meningitis vaccines.
- Portage High School Receives Bronze Ranking - The U.S. News and World Report performs an annual assessment and ranking of all high schools in the United States. For the 2013 school year they have awarded Portage High School a ranking of Bronze based on the following criteria: students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams, the AP participation rate at Portage High School is 14 percent, the student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 31 percent.
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Chalk Talk: Arts Opportunities
Today many schools are cutting out their ‘arts’ (and even sports) programs due to budget constraints. However, the arts provide children with a more well-rounded view of the world as well as increasing their self-confidence. So if your district is paring down its arts program the following suggestions may be helpful to ensure your child has exposure to the visual arts, drama, music and more. Most municipalities have a community education department that offers a wealth of classes on different topics for all age levels. This is a wonderful source for arts classes – often taught by local ‘celebrities’ with an expertise in the field. Check out community calendars for arts experiences that are free or low cost and open to the public. Also, visit local museums, libraries, exhibits, historical centers and similar organizations – and take an official tour so you can get the benefit of knowledge offered by experts.