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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portage District Curriculum
The middle school curriculum promotes the unique learning needs of young adolescents. By combining core academic instruction with exploratory options, staff at Wayne E. Bartels Middle School (BMS) work toward preparing students for high school achievement. Grades 6-8 are required to take various levels of English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. As students progress through high school, their elective options expand, with selections such as art, computer basics, technology education, music, agriculture education, health, Spanish, physical education and music.
Instruction at Portage High School (PHS) prepares students for post-secondary goals, and with the help of the guidance curriculum, students can create individualized plans to achieve success. Students can take courses in all core areas as well as many electives. PHS also offers advanced placement (AP) courses, work experience, online learning opportunities, apprenticeship options, and certified nursing assistant (CNA) training.
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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 Portage Community School District (PCSD) serves students from 4-year-old kindergarten to grade 12. The 4K program exists throughout the community, including Endeavor Elementary School. In addition to traditional educational opportunities, the PCSD also offers residents a public charter high school experience at Portage Academy. The PCSD has created a curriculum to meet the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) standards, while meeting the needs of individual students. The elementary curriculum focuses on building a core academic foundation, with courses in math, reading, science, social studies, and writing. These curricula support the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and integrate a variety of research-based instructional programs.
We currently cover the following Portage-area school district: Portage Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Portage Educational News
- Portage High School Hosts Fundraiser - In an effort to raise money for breast cancer prevention and treatment, The Pink Ribbon Angels held a fundraiser at PHS this past month. Proceeds will go to providing free mammograms and helping with other out-of-pocket expenses in Portage and Columbia Counties.
- High School Club Helps Prepare Health Professionals - Students at Portage High School can join HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Sponsored by the United States Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), this national organization guides students who are interested in the healthcare field.
- College and Career Planning Resources - The Counseling Office at PHS offers students a great many resources to plan their high school academic career, find local opportunities, and everything they could possibly need while searching for colleges and considering careers.
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Chalk Talk: The Importance of Teaching Students about Plagiarism
Plagiarism is an increasingly more difficult problem for schools to address. Information is abundant, free (mostly), and immediate. For students who have only known the technological world of the 21st century, plagiarism may seem petty or even meaningless, but copyright infringement is a serious matter. If academia hopes to exist, it must protect its property; therefore, it is essential to teach children what plagiarism is, how to avoid it, and how to create proper documentation during research. If students don’t know what plagiarism is, they will cut and paste anything they read. Teachers, and even parents, must show students the importance of intellectual property and giving credit. Students should strive for independent thinking and creativity, and they should know when to admit their work is not their own. Plagiarism instruction can include short lessons on summarizing, quoting, and paraphrasing. Many times, plagiarism is committed by accident, so students should be encouraged to label all information during research. Their notes should include the author, date, location, and any other pertinent information for a works cited/bibliography.