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Potsdam District and Curriculum

The residents of Potsdam, New York, are served by the Potsdam Central School District. The district operates one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. Potsdam schools base instruction in math and English Language Arts on the Common Core State Standards. Instruction in all other Potsdam schools’ classes, including science, technology, social studies, health, and art, are based on the New York State Learning standards. There are also extracurricular clubs, activities and athletic opportunities at all schools in the district.

We currently cover the following Potsdam-area school district: Potsdam Central School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Potsdam District Curriculum

The standards on which Potsdam schools’ base math instruction seek to develop students understanding of core mathematics concepts in the earliest grades. As students advance grade-to-grade the standards require them to further develop their knowledge of these concepts in real-world application, which is an emphasis of Common Core learning.

The standards on which Potsdam schools’ base English Language Arts instruction require that students learn to read and comprehend fiction and non-fiction texts beginning in the earliest grades. The standards then use these skills as a base on which students develop other important literacy skills like word decoding, comprehension of authorial intent, textual criticism, and spoken critical thought. Social Studies instruction includes learning the geography and local history. This is accomplished by using map skills, timelines, and special field trips. Students in the district also attend Art, Music, Technology, Health and Physical Education classes.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Potsdam Educational News

  • School Clubs and Groups - Students at Potsdam High School can choose from a variety of extracurriculars that range from academic to personal interest based groups. Not only is it important for students to get one or two extracurriculars on their future applications, but it also helps students develop skills that are used beyond the classroom.
  • Middle Schoolers Perform Valuable Community Service - A.A. Kingston Middle School sixth graders recently cleaned up the Crary Mills Playground. The students raked leaves, weeded, and tore down vines. After all their hard work, the students enjoyed a little playtime on the playground.
  • Interact Club Fundraisers - A.A. Kingston Middle School’s Interact club hosted a movie night at the school. The movie night was a fundraiser for to raise money to buy mosquito nets that will be given to people in countries afflicted by malaria outbreaks. The movie night raised $125, which is enough to buy 25 mosquito nets.

Potsdam 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: Math Literacy Begins At Home

Getting parents to work with children on reading is easy. Getting them to work with children on math can be a different matter all together. It’s not as if lower-level math is too complicated, it’s just that there seem to be more opportunities to work on reading. Opportunities to work are math are there, parents just have to look for them. Parents earn money at work. They use that money to pay bills and to buy the things their families need. Earning money at work is multiplication and addition. Spending money is subtraction. Parents can have their children help them to keep track of the money that comes in and the money that goes it. This will give children a chance to practice their addition, multiplication, and subtraction. When children are old enough to buy things for themselves, they can also learn about saving, percentages and develop some financial literacy as well. It will also help them better understand how to spend and save money wisely.