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Sandy Springs District and Curriculum
Sandy Springs Public Schools are in the Fulton County Public School system. The curriculum focuses on the development and application of skills and knowledge that is set by the State of Georgia. The core curriculum areas are Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies. The elementary level Language Arts curriculum uses the Continuous Achievement Model of instruction. Through the use of this model teachers can continually challenge students to reach their highest possible achievement level. This model is used to allow each teacher to modify lessons to meet each students’ learning needs.
We currently cover the following Sandy Springs-area school district: Fulton County Schools.
Schools in Sandy Springs include:
Ison Springs Elementary School is located on 8261 Ison Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, Ison Springs Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 470-254-4020. The mission of Ison Springs Elementary School is to inspire students to become lifelong learners equipped with the skills, confidence, and knowledge needed in order to meet challenges they could face in the future. The vision of the school is for all students to learn to their potential, and inspire success for every student. Like other students in the state of Georgia, students at Ison Springs Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the Georgia Standards of Excellence. These standards also include framework for so students and educators can get an idea of what instruction across any one grade level may look like. The frameworks are only a guideline, and still give teachers the freedom to design their own lesson plans and assignments. In English Language Arts, students focus on reading, writing, speaking and listening. In reading, students read a variety of texts and practice their reading comprehension by analyzing the main idea, author’s message, themes, and character development. In writing, students focus on different areas depending on the grade level. In grade 4, the units include Narratives, Informational Writing, Persuasive Writing, Literature Responses, Poetry and Drama, and Research. For more information on the English Language Arts tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Lake Forest Elementary School is located on 5920 Sandy Springs Cir, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 470-254-8740. Lake Forest Elementary School first opened in 2008. The school’s mission is to encourage students to become productive citizens who are actively engaged and goal-oriented learners. The school’s mission statement is to educate and empower students to reach their full potential. The school is in the process of establishing the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. This program emphasizes a world view of learning and helps students gain an international perspective on learning. In 2013, Lake Forest Elementary School was designated as a Title 1 Rewards School. One of the highlights of the school environment at Lake Forest is its connections and partnerships with the local community. According to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, students in Mathematics class focus on their problem solving skills by solving word problems. They also learn about mathematical models and real life applications of mathematical concepts. In elementary school, students gain a foundational knowledge of mathematics that will be used in middle school, high school, and also in a career. Students practice operations with numbers, fractions, measurement, graphing and more. To learn about the Mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Riverwood International Charter School is located on 5900 Raider Dr, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Riverwood International Charter School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 470-254-1980. Riverwood International Charter School is one of the Fulton County School District’s four magnet sites. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 1547 students enrolled at the school. Students at Riverwood International Charter School have the opportunity to participate in an International Studies and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. The International Studies program focuses on world issues, global economics, cultural awareness and field experiences. Course options available for students at the school include foreign language classes in French, Japanese, Mandarin, Chinese and Spanish. The school offers AP courses in 15 subjects and 17 International Baccalaureate (IB) courses. Career and Technical Education course options include Broadcast Video Production, Business Education, Family and Consumer Science, Pre-Engineering Technology, and Culinary Arts. After attending high school, many students make the decision to attend a college or university. As part of the application process, many students take the SAT or ACT tests. To help with this, SchoolTutoring Academy offers SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring. For more information, please contact us.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sandy Springs District Curriculum
Sandy Springs Schools use the STEM Program which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program advances the students ability to apply STEM principals and problem solving skills toward real-world and academic subjects allowing a deeper understanding of the principals in each discipline. STEM Programs focus is on teaching students the practical application of STEM concepts and offering direct instruction by a highly skilled teaching staff. The curriculum for the STEM program is designed to help students achieve mathematical reasoning across a broad range of disciplines. Available courses include Algebra, Geometry, Mathematical Decision Making, Finance, Mathematics of Industry and Government, Pre-Calculus, and Statistics.
The Language Arts Program uses the collaborative thematic teaching approach offering both the teachers and students a chance to work as a learning team in the development and exploration of academic subjects. The high school Language Arts program focuses heavily on literacy skills. The students are encouraged to further develop literature comprehension and evaluation skills as well as composition writing, business writing, and college level research writing methodology.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Sandy Springs Educational News
- Fulton County Academic Excellence - SAT scores at seven schools are in the state's top twenty highest scoring schools. According to the College Boards results that were just released the Fulton County School System has more schools with exceptionally high SAT scores than any other district in the state of Georgia. Fulton County Schools' scores increased by 20 points over all from last year's score. Scores also improved by seven points in reading and math also a six point improvement was made in writing. On average both state and national scores on the SAT fell or increased slightly this year. Praise should be given to both the students and the teachers for this outstanding achievement.
- Teacher Chosen by the United States Department of Education - A teacher from Sandy Springs School District is one of only 12 teachers chosen as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow. Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, who is a first grade teacher at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School, will now begin working as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow. While she will continue her teaching responsibilities at her own school she will also begin contributing to the U.S. Department of Education by communicating with the department of education and teachers around the country.
- Fulton States Largest Charter System - Georgia Board of Education voted to make Fulton County Schools the state's largest charter system. This announcement came after nearly two years of extensive study and research into the School Districts daily operations and instructional procedures that lead to student success. Charter status for the entire district will allow more flexibility in the daily operations of the schools giving the school board greater control in all areas. Through the use of this new charter model the local schools will be able to use resources at their disposal to better support the academic achievement of the district's students. This new status will allow for new and exciting curriculum options for both students and teachers giving them access to new technologies and instructional practices.
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About Sandy Springs, Georgia
The city of Sandy Springs is located in Fulton County, Georgia. The city is the home to the headquarters of several corporate headquarters, including UPS and Mercedes-Benz USA’s corporate offices. The city itself contains several neighborhoods, including a downtown area, Riverside, Panhandle, Perimeter Center, North Springs, Sandy Springs, and Powers Ferry Landing. The downtown area contains City Springs, which is a multi-use development that contains municipal offices, residential, retail, green space and a performing arts center. The city’s location close to Atlanta make it a convenient place to live and commute from.
There’s much to see and do in the city of Sandy Springs. Visitors and residents wishing to enjoy the outdoors can do so at the city’s sixteen parks and green spaces that offers more than 950 acres of parkland. The city also hosts a number of annual events each area, such as the Sandy Springs Festival featuring an artist’s market, a pet parade, a 10K/5K race, a children’s area, and a food court. The Sandy Springs Artapalooza is another event which showcases notable artists from across the country.
In 2017, the population of Sandy Springs was 106,739, making it the seventh most populated city in the state of Georgia. 20.6% of the population was under 18, 27.5% of the population was between 18-34, 28.1% was 35-54, 11.6% was 55-64 and 12.2% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $70,920 in 2017.
Morgan Falls Overlook Park
Morgan Falls Overlook Park contains 30 acres of riverside area, with picnic pavilions, a playground, restrooms, a boat dock, hiking trail, fire pit, porch swings and scenic views of the Chattahoochee and Bull Sluice Lake. The primary hiking trail in Morgan Falls Overlook Park being in the parking lot, goes through the hills above the park, and ends near the pavillion. Younger visitors will also enjoy the park’s playground that features two play structures with areas to climb, rocking animals, and swings. Located near the river in the park is a stone chimney from the 1800s, remnant of a settler family who used to live in the area. Morgan Falls Overlook Park is located at 200 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area stretches 48 miles along the Chattahoochee River. The park is divided into units, and the park’s headquarters and visitor center are located at the Island Ford Unit of the Park. One of the popular activities to do at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is fishing. The river contains trout and 23 other species of game fish. In 2012, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area was designated as the Chattahoochee River Water Trail. This system of water trails was created to increase access to water based recreation and promote tourism. The largest and most popular unit of the park is Cochran Shoals, which contains a 3-mile fitness trail, perfect for running/walking/jogging/biking, as well as bird and wildlife watching. The Sope Creek Unit of the area contains the historic Marietta Paper Mill.
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum
The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum is currently located in the Williams-Payne House, named after the Williams family who built the house and lived and farmed the area from the late 1860s to 1939 when the Payne family purchased the home. In 1989-2009, the house operated as a historic house museum, showing visitors what life would have been like in rural Sandy Springs in the 1860s. In 2009, the house began to be inverted to a history museum with exhibits reflecting the history and culture of the city. In 2018, five galleries were added that were dedicated to sharing the history, art and culture of the community. One of the exhibits featured at the museum is the “Wit in Wood” exhibit, showing the whittling work of Moses Young Robinson, including wood soldiers and small toys.
- In 2016, Sandy Springs won Yelp’s first ever Bizzie Award celebrating the most customer-friendly small businesses and communities in America.
- The city has more Fortune 500 corporations per capita than any other city in the US.
- Some notable Sandy Springs residents include Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and Reality TV star and Eva Galambos, first mayor of Sandy Springs.
- Sandy Springs is categorized as a humid subtropical climate.
Chalk Talk: The Different Learning Styles of Students
There are several learning styles and not all of them are easily incorporated into a classroom setting. Many times children are inhibited by the fact the teacher is not accommodating their learning style. There are 3 distinct learning styles that are combined with 7 categories of intelligences. The three types of learning styles are visual learners which is the category described above, auditory learner, and tactile learners. The categories of multiple intelligences are visual, verbal, logical, bodily, musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. It is nearly impossible for any teacher to cover each and every combination of learning preferences in any single lesson. This may seem like and impossible problem to solve. Talk to your child have them take a learning styles test there are many available on-line; then talk to your child's teacher and school counselor to figure out the best way to help your child become successful in their academic pursuits.