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Sacramento District and Curriculum

The Sacramento schools follow a curriculum that provide a detailed description of the academic subjects and programs of study. In English/Language Arts this covers reading literature and informational texts, writing for a range of purposes, and critical speaking and listening skills.

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

Schools in Sacramento include:

Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School is located on 1410 60th Street, Sacramento, California 95819, Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School covers Preschool through sixth grade. Contact Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School at (916) 277-6690.  As part of California’s curriculum, this elementary school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School was also recently named California Distinguished School for 2018. This was due to their mission of encouraging students to manage their responsibilities and self-esteem in addition to reaching academic goals. Teachers have great relationships with teachers to ensure students are following the road to success by working together. This school also offers the Gifted and Talented Education (also known as GATE) Program for grade two to grade six. This ensures that students are always challenged to do better and improve based on their abilities as this program covers for details in its curriculum and higher standards involving skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity to flourish. Due to the rising digital influence, this elementary school have also incorporated the use of technology as a tool for learning in the classrooms. Their iPads will come with applications that aid students in learning, such as IXL, Rush Hour Jr., EduCreations, Puppet Pals HD, Toontastic, Splash Math, and Science 360. For more information about our tutoring program for youngsters, click here.

Sutter Middle School is located on 3150 I Street, Sacramento, California 95816, Sutter Middle School covers seventh grade through eighth grade. Contact Sutter Middle School at (916) 395-5370. As part of California’s curriculum, this middle school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Sutter Middle School is currently one of the highest achieving middle schools in Northern California and aims to reach every student with various skills in a nurturing environment so that students leave with great academics and moralities. By providing a challenging curriculum to students of Sutter, they will be better prepared for the difficulties that they may face in high school. In order to achieve a higher success rate, teachers, parents, and staff will be unified by aiming for the same goals ending with positive results for their students. The staff who will also aid in this process, include four counsellors at the school. These counsellors are assigned to students by alphabet so that they form greater relationships with the students they help over the years. Click here for more information on the homework help we offer.

West Campus High School is located on 5022 58th Street, Sacramento, California 95820, West Campus High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact West Campus High School at (916) 277-6400.  As part of California’s curriculum, this high school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. In addition, it’s missions include providing a safe environment for students to stay mentally healthy while providing challenging curriculum that prepares students for college and future careers. To ensure students are well prepared for the challenges in store for them, the Advanced Placement program help students get ahead in the curriculum and make the transition to college easily. The AP program at West Campus High School offers AP classes in Advanced Art, Biology, Calculus, English Literature/Language, French, Government, Physics 1 and 2, Spanish, Statistics, and US/World History. Check out our tutoring programs for Spanish so that your child can get ahead in class.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sacramento District Curriculum

In Math, the Curriculum Standards provide the framework by which students develop skills in numerical operations, algebraic operations, geometry and measurement, and data analysis over their school years. In Science, the subject areas covered are earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.

Specialized courses like Advanced Placement (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) also have specific curriculum that ensure students meet the expectations of the courses. Having curricular standards allows for instruction and assessments to be aligned to the standards showing how students are meeting the expectations and where additional instruction may be required.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Sacramento Educational News

  • Young Writer's Camp - The school district offers a wide array of summer programming. For students starting as early as grade 3 there is a writer's workshop conducted at UC-Davis during the summer. This is a chance to work with others to develop a talent unique to the student.
  • Chinese Immersion - One area elementary school, the William Land Elementary, has begun a Chinese-English Immersion Program. In this Choice Program students are instructed in both Chinese and English and emerge with an excellent of both languages.
  • Integrated Thematic Instruction - Some elementary and middle schools are embracing the idea of Integrated Thematic Instruction. In this initiative teachers work together to tie common themes throughout their courses to enhance student learning.

Sacramento 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.

About Sacramento, California

As the capital city of the U.S state of California, the city of Sacramento is located at the mouth of Sacramento River and the American River in North California’s Sacramento Valley. With a estimated population of 501,334, the city of Sacramento is the sixth largest city in California and the 9th largest capital in the United States. Not only is Sacramento the cultural and economic core of the surrounding area, it also the political centre of the state making it the hub for lobbying and think tanks. Sacramento is also known for its ever evolving culture, being dubbed the most hipster city in California – Time Magazine also named this city as America’s most diverse city.

As one of the fastest-growing major city in the state of California, due to the city’s renowned status as a financial center on the West Coast. The City of Sacramento is also a well know educational center housing some of the most well known schools and medical centres in the world such as the University of California and the UC Davis Medical Centre. As a city with such large diversity, the age distribution of the city as found in the 2010 census are as follows: 24.9% of residents are under the age of 18, 11.2% of people were between the age of 18-24, 29.8% of people were between the ages of 25-44, 23.5% of residents were between the ages of 45-64 and 10.6% of the population was 65 years of age or older.

As the capital city of the state of California, the city Sacramento is political, cultural and economic centre of the state. Due to the city’s important influence not only in the political world, Sacramento is also the major center for California healthcare industry as well. As one of America’s fastest growing cities, the city of Sacramento has attracted many visitors of various cultural and professional backgrounds. Below are some must visit places in Sacramento if are in the area.

California State Capitol Museum

Located on 1315 10th Street in Sacramento, California the California State Capitol Museum is the home of the California Legislature since 1869. Since being built, the State Capitol has undergone a major renovation that has restored and preserved the building original architecture. Visitors are welcome to visit and tour the restored historic offices of the Secretary of State, Treasurer and Governor of the State of California. It also provides an opportunity for visitors watch legistors debate bills and cast votes. In addition the to museum Capitol Park features various memorials to remind the residents about  California’s rich history as well as the modern law making process. For more information about the cost of the admission and the museum’s hours of operations, please visit their website here.

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park

Sutter Fort State Historic Park is located on 2710 L Street in Sacramento, California. Originally, Sutter Fort was a 19th century agricultural and trade colony in present day California. Founded in 1839 by a Swiss immigrant named John Sutter, Sutter’s Fort was first named New Helvetia. The fort was the first non Indigenous community that was established in California’s Central Valley and is in close proximity to the end of the California and Siskiyou trails. After the discovery of gold and the beginning of the California gold rush the fort was ultimately abandoned in early 1848. Since then the fort has been restored back to its original condition allowing visitors from all over California to enjoy what remains as part of California’s history. It was designated as a National HIstoric Landmark in 1961, and is currently run by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on the parks upcoming events and hours of operation please visit their website located here.

Interesting Facts

Sacramento is the capital city of the State of California. Since Sacramento is located by the Sacramento River and the American River, it is also called the “River City.” Sacramento was founded back in 1839 when John Sutter arrived on the shore by the confluence of the Sacramento and American River. John Sutter constructed Sutter’s Fort with the intention of developing an agricultural community. Businessmen were attracted to the fort due to the golden opportunities for wealth. Gold was discovered at a sawmill in 1848 and this gave the opportunity for Sutter’s Fort to become a mining and trading district, which is later called the Gold Rush. The nearby river allowed for easy transport and thus allowed for the possibility of trading.

Sacramento experienced major technological advancements between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Leather hose was replaced by rubber hose and ladders with long extensions were produced for the Sacramento Fire Department. Street cars and automobiles were replacing the horse-drawn carriages. Starting from horse-drawn fire apparatus, moving on to steam-operated pumpers and then to chemical engines, after finally came the discovery of motorized apparatus. Sacramento Fire Department’s first motorized vehicles were first used in 1912.

In the 1920s to 1940s, the population of Sacramento continuously grew and so did the area of the city at the end of World War II when surrounding areas were incorporated into the city. At the end of the Great Depression, the New Deal programs allowed for the development of projects in the City of Sacramento because of the funding. One of the significant projects was the construction of the Tower Bridge. The construction of this bridge was completed in 1935 with the help of WPA funding. The Tower Bridge project has provided jobs as well a solution to the issue of travelling across the Sacramento River.

Fun facts

  • The City of Sacramento has interesting nicknames such as “The Big Tomato,” “City of Trees,” and “The Camella Capital of the World.”
  • Sacramento has an extensive network of tunnels underground in an effort to avoid flooding of the city. The concern stems from the fact that Sacramento is a mere seventeen feet above sea level.
  • Sacramento has several haunted places, including the famous Governor’s Mansion and the California State Library.
  • Sacramento possesses the largest almond processing plant in the world. The name of this plant is Blue Diamond. During harvest season, over twelve million pounds of almonds are delivered for processing on a busy day.
  • Pony Express originated from the City of Sacramento. Pony Express is a mail delivery service that was founded in 1860. It traveled 1,966 miles from California to St. Joseph, Missouri in less than 10 days.

Chalk Talk: The Importance of Sleep

Once the school year begins in the fall, many students are assigned large amounts of coursework with tight deadlines. After inefficient study sessions, the solution that many students resort to is losing sleep. Now, is losing sleep really the healthiest option? Procrastination that leads to late night work sessions and all-nighters may seem appealing at first, however the sleep debt associated to these actions will harm your health and academic success in the long run. Sleep debt is the cumulative effect of lacking sufficient amount of sleep.

Physical State
Sleep deprivation has several negative bodily outcomes associated with it. It increases the production of the hormones that are involved in the hunger response, while suppressing the hormones that allow the feeling of fullness, hence leading to weight gain. Lack of sleep also encourages the release of more stress hormones. Another effect is an increase in blood pressure and the release of more chemical signals that induce an inflammatory response. In return, the risk of developing heart disease also increases. Sacrifice of sleep also leads to poor balance and coordination, thus allowing increased proneness to falls and physical accidents. A weakened immune system is also related to lack of sleep, which means possessing a heightened vulnerability to pathogens. Blood sugar levels will also rise due to the body’s inability to properly release insulin, which can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.