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Scottsdale District and Curriculum

Scottsdale Unified School District serves more than 26,000 students in all of their 33 schools. It is the goal of the Scottsdale Unified School District to meet the academic needs of every one of their students. They offer an enriched curriculum filled with specialized instruction geared to engage each student. Each school in the district adheres to the Common Core State Standards Initiative which prepares students for higher education.

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

Schools in Scottsdale include:

Redfield Elementary School is located on 9181 E Redfield Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, Redfield Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 480-484-4000.  The mission of the school is to achieve excellence in education through providing high quality instruction, effective collaboration, and active community involvement. Staff at Redfield Elementary School provide a safe, caring environment where students are equipped with a solid foundation to go on to be reflective and lifelong learners. Redfield Elementary School provides a gifted program for students in PreK, as well as a gifted program for students in K-5. Students in the gifted program are taught a curriculum that includes the core curriculum, but also goes further in-depth, providing students with an enriched learning experience. Like other students in the state of Arizona, students at Redfield Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the academic standards outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. In social studies, the curriculum is divided into four disciplines: civics, economics and financial literacy, geography, and history. In first grade, students focus on communities, and how people live and work together. Students study their local communities and learn about urban, suburban and rural communities. They also learn about American symbols such as the American flag, bald eagle, and more. They examine documents, landmarks and holidays relating to the history of the United States. If you or your child is needs extra help with social studies, contact SchoolTutoring Academy to learn more about the social studies tutoring we offer.

Mountainside Middle School is located on 11256 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, Mountainside Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 480-883-5500. The mission statement of the school to challenge students so that they can achieve optimal student growth. Highlights of the school’s programs include honors English Language Arts, World Language Classes in French, Mandarin, and Spanish, Advanced engineering and design, and a variety of clubs for students to participate in, such as jazz band, art club, and math olympiad. Mountainside Middle School is also a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme. The IB Middle Years program allows for students to be exposed to eight subject areas, and learn about these subjects are interrelated from an international perspective. Students explore real world issues and learn how to be problem solvers and gain critical thinking skills. The curriculum taught also includes the standards outlined by the Arizona Department of Education. In 7th grade mathematics, students learn about ratios and proportion, geometry, statistics, and expressions / equations. Students extend their knowledge of operations with fractions, and also learn to perform these same operations with rational numbers. In mathematics, students also focus on problem solving, and learn how to create mathematical models. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Chaparral High School is located on 6935 E Gold Dust Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, Chaparral High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 480-484-6500. The mascot of the school is the firebird, and in the 2016-2017 school year there were 2205 students enrolled at the school. In 2014, Chaparral High School was ranked number 22 in Newsweek’s ranking of Top American High Schools, and the number 1 in Arizona. The school holds the record for the most National Merit Scholars in one year (37 in 2014). In 2016, the school was named an Arizona Educational Foundation 2016 A+ School of Excellence. The school offers students a strong academic program, with Honors and Dual Enrollment Courses offered, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) Courses. Chaparral High School also has a strong arts program, with award-winning theatre, music and visual arts programs. In addition, the school offers career and technical education programs in culinary arts, business, engineering, sports medicine and film. After high school, many students decide to attend a post-secondary institution. As part of the application process, many students decide to take SAT or ACT tests. TO help with this, SchoolTutoring Academy offers SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions. For more information, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Scottsdale District Curriculum

Expert teachers and supportive staff members create high expectations and administer curriculum robust in English Language Arts (ELA). As students build skills in reading, writing and communications, they transfer those skills to use in the other subjects areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Fine Arts, World Languages, Physical Education and Wellness.

Continuous assessment and the subsequent results are important in the formation of curriculum in Scottsdale Unified School District. With special divisions to accumulate, to study and report the assessment data, the district is able to adjust programs and curriculum as needed in the schools. Special programs such as the Gifted Program, English Immersion Studies (EIS) and the Career Ladder help meet the academic needs of every student in the district, from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Scottsdale Educational News

  • Sports Festival - In November, the Scottsdale Unified School District will promote the importance of health and exercise by hosting a Winter Sports Festival for Middle School Students. Any middle school student from the following areas: ANLC, Cheyenne Traditional, Cocopah, Copper Ridge, Desert Canyon Middle, Ingleside, Mohave, Mountainside and Supai who participate on a sports team are invited to attend. There are specific times and locations for each sport: 7th & 8th Grade Softball, 7th Grade Boys Basketball, 8th Grade Boys Basketball, and lastly, 7th & 8th Grade Soccer, so it is important to check the district website. Parents and Coaches are encouraged to attend as hundreds of middle school student-athletes will participate in this School District's community event to demonstrate the importance of health and exercise for not only students in middle school, but for people of all ages.
  • Computer Upgrades - Scottsdale Unified School District is making big changes in order to prepare for 2014-1015 school years. The School District is upgrading close to 3,000 outdated computers so that the schools are ready for the students to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC assessments, to be administered during the 2012-2015 school year, will measure each student's comprehension of the Arizona's Common Core State Standards (ACCSS). The students will no longer be taking the standardized tests the old-fashioned way- with paper and pencil- but will complete the test in its entirety online. Along with the computer upgrades, the school district is upgrading operating systems, applications and other technology to transition their testing capabilities into the 21st century.
  • Enrichment Classes - To go along with their goal of achieving academic success for every student, the Scottsdale Unified School District offers its students several after-school enrichment classes through the Community Education's Enrichment Zone. Each class is designed to engage the student with educational, yet fun, activities where the student will learn a new skill. There are numerous enrichment classes offered during the school year at different locations throughout the district. These classes give students an opportunity to try new activities that they may not experience in the regular classroom setting, such as Robotics, Mad Scientist, Chess Emporium, Young Rembrandts, Karate, Right Start Junior Golf and Athletes in Training.

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About Scottsdale, Arizona

The city of Scottsdale is located in Maricopa County, Arizona. The city was first incorporated in 1951, and today covers an area of 184.41 square miles. Scottsdale has been described by the New York Times as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach”, for its bustling nightlife. The slogan of the city is “The West’s Most Western Town”. There are four areas that Scottsdale is loosely divided into. These are : Old Town (Downtown) Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, and Central Scottsdale, also known as the “Shea Corridor”. Old Town Scottsdale contains many old fashion stores, restaurants, bars, and art galleries. The main cultural district of the city is found in this area, and it is also the home of the high-end Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, which is one of the twenty largest malls in the United States.

As the city is located in the Sonoran Desert, it experiences extremely hot summers and mild to warm winters. The highest temperature ever recorded in Scottsdale was 122°F or 50°C on June 26, 1990. Despite the hot temperatures, tourism is one of the largest industries in Scottsdale. There are more than 70 resorts and hotels in Scottsdale, and in 2016, the city had the highest number of destination spas per capita of any city in the United States.

In 2017, the population of Scottsdale was 249,950, making it the sixth most populated city in the state of Arizona. 16.9% of the population was under 18, 19.0% of the population was between 18-34, 27.1% was 35-54, 14.7% was 55-64 and 22.4% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $76,543 in 2017.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West is the winter home and school of American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Today, Taliesin West is open to the public for tours, and is also the main campus of the School of Architecture of Taliesin. The building was designed with the landscape of Arizona in mind. Wright was inspired by the patterns in the rattlesnakes, gila monsters and chameleons in the area. The buildings walls are made up of local desert rocks, stacked within wood forms and then filled with concrete. Wright chose to use the materials that were readily available than the ones that would need to be transported to the site. Visitors to Taliesin West can enjoy guided tours of the building provided by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.

Pinnacle Peak Park

Pinnacle Peak Park covers 150 acres in the Sonoran Desert Environment. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the valley due to its beautiful views and accessibility. Pinnacle Peak, which the park is named for, is a granite mountain that rises to an elevation of 966m and can be seen from most of the valley. The trail in the park is 1.75 miles long and is accessible to hikers of all levels, although if visitors wish to reach the summit of Pinnacle Peak, they need rock climbing skills. There are also other areas in the park for more experienced rock climbers. Desert Wildlife that can be seen in Pinnacle Peak Park include bobcats, gila monsters, desert tortoises, and the diamondback rattlesnake. Visitors that get near the summit of Pinnacle Peak are treated to views of Mt. Rainier and White River Valley.

Butterfly Wonderland

The Butterfly Wonderland is the largest butterfly pavillion in North America. It features an indoor rainforest environment, with a 3D theater, butterfly emergence gallery, conservatory and more! There are also other species of bugs showed at Butterfly Wonderland, such as the live ant colony and the honey bee exhibit. The indoor rainforest environment is housed in the state of the art large glass atrium, which houses thousands of butterflies from all around the world. The Butterfly Emergence Gallery showcases live chrysalis as they emerge into new butterflies. One of the recent additions to Butterfly Wonderland is the Reptile Rainforest exhibit, which features white-eyed crocodiles, poison dart frogs, and more! The Tropical Waters of the World exhibit also features a stingray and shark observation pool.

Interesting Facts

  • The Sonoran Desert, which the city of Scottsdale is found in, covers a whopping 120,000 miles! England could fit into the Sonoran Desert twice!
  • Before 1884, Scottsdale was called Orangledale!
  • In 1994, the mayor of Scottsdale declared chili to be the official food of Scottsdale.
  • Most firetrucks are a red color, but the fire trucks in Scottsdale are instead a chartreuse color!
  • Every year, the city hosts the Parada del Sol Parade. Visitors can enjoy western themed activities and the walk around the downtown area of Scottsdale. They can also see the parade, which features Arabian Horses, cowboys and cowgirls, marching bands, and the U.S Marshals.

Chalk Talk: How to Thank Your Child's Teacher

When your child started the school year in September, his or her teacher may have been a complete stranger, but after a while, your child has spent a great deal of time with this teacher every day during the school day. Why not show appreciation for the teacher with a small gift from your child such as a hand-made picture frame? Or gather a group of children to make thank you cards, inside describing why the teacher is so special. Whatever you decide on as a token of appreciation, large or small, this gesture of thanks is a great way to recognize your child's teacher and will only help to recharge that teacher for the remaining days of the school year.

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