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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portage Lakes District Curriculum
Portage Lakes’ high school math curriculum includes an in-depth study of geometric principles. Learners experiment with transformations on a plane as well as making geometric constructions. The concept of congruence is introduced as well, with students learning how to understand congruence in terms of rigid motions. High school math students also work with circles, and develop an understanding of theorems about circles and the application of those theorems to solve problems.
The social studies curriculum in Portage Lakes ensures middle school students have a solid understanding of history and geography before moving on to more in-depth studies in high school. Middle school students explore early human civilizations, including those in India, China, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Students learn about the common characteristics of these civilizations, as well as their unique characteristics that allowed them to flourish. In geography, students learn how to utilize tools such as maps, globes, and online tools to discover information about various environments and the ways in which people interact with those environments.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Portage Lakes 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 Lakes District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
K-12 students residing in Portage Lakes attend school in the Akron Public Schools system. The district boasts a number of unique programs and services that increase student achievement. Pre-school and full-day kindergarten is offered at schools throughout the district. Gifted education and special education programming meets the wide range of needs of students as well. Akron Public Schools additionally offers free breakfast and lunch to all students to ensure children have the appropriate nutrition so they can focus on their learning. With more than 30 career education programs, students in Portage Lakes and throughout the rest of the Akron school system have ample opportunity to investigate careers and prepare a career path for themselves that will lead to success after graduation.
We currently cover the following Portage Lakes-area school district: Akron Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Portage Lakes Educational News
- Students Link Up With Akron Symphony - More than 1,600 local public school students have worked this year with the Akron Symphony as part of their music education courses. The special program was made possible by the Weill Music Institute.
- Town Hall Meetings in Akron’s Kenmore Cluster - Students and parents in Akron’s Kenmore Cluster can take advantage of monthly town hall-style meetings in order to stay updated about what’s happening in the school district. This is also a great opportunity to provide feedback to community leaders.
- Art Projects Focus on the Small Things - Students in Akron Public Schools recently completed works of micro art. The art pieces focus on capturing the tiniest aspects of life by taking photos of microscopic organisms. This is a great project that integrates the arts into core academics, and helps students see how natural phenomenon look.
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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: The Importance of Community Service
The value of serving one’s community is something that many K-12 children experience at some point. More and more districts are adopting community service as a requirement for graduation, and those that haven’t still encourage their students to make a positive difference in their community. Such activities offer students many advantages. Community service helps forge a bond between students and the community at large. This can help narrow the gulf between children that are typically isolated from the community by spending their days on a closed school campus. Additionally, community service promotes a sense of citizenship and pride. Students also benefit in the academic realm. Service projects engage kids in addressing problems, managing their time, and thinking critically. All of these skills are necessary for success in and outside of the classroom.