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Skokie District and Curriculum
The community of Skokie, Illinois is home to three school districts. They include Skokie School District #68, School District #69, and Niles Township High School District #219. All three districts have the ultimate goal of creating lifelong learners who are prepared for the 21st Century with skills that will help them be contributors to society. All three districts engage the staff, administrators, parents, and community to help students achieve excellence in the classroom. The community partnerships serve many roles from volunteers working with children to offering work learning experiences to students preparing for post-secondary life.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Skokie District Curriculum
The schools use a curriculum that focuses on the development of core abilities such as literacy and numeracy in a way that builds students towards advanced understanding in the subjects. Skokie District #68 uses the Math in Focus program in the kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. This program is aligned to the Common Core Curriculum Standards. This program is taught so that students learn more than just how to do math, but why math is useful in their world and in the world of the 21st Century.
District #219 provides an engineering curriculum called Project Lead the Way for students in grades 9 through 12. These students learn about basic engineering as well as civil engineering, computer integrated technology, and engineering design. Students who are accepted into the PLTW program earn better grades than their peers who are not involved in the engineering program. The program is nationally-recognized for its high rigor and problem solving content.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Skokie Educational News
- Building Reading Skills - District #68 organized a district reading team to work on reviewing the current curriculum in regards to the Common Core Curriculum State Standards. This team is charged with looking at Balanced Literacy and Guided Reading programs to ensure that students read at the developmentally appropriate level.
- Community Outreach - To honor local military veterans, Michael Silver & Co along with the District 69 filled backpacks with goodies for kids. The backpacks were filled with delicious and healthy food for a special group of children who often go hungry during their weekends away from school.
- State Scholars - One of the biggest honors for high school students in Illinois is to receive recognition as an Illinois State Scholar. In the Niles High School District, 173 students received this honor for being in the top 10 percent of their class or for high performance on a standardized test like the ACT or the Prairie State Achievement Exam.
Skokie 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: How to Prepare for a College Board Standardized Test
Across the country in the spring, high school juniors take standardized tests to show if they are college ready. The most common tests include the ACT and the SAT. These tests are designed to show whether or not students have the skills that will help them be successful at the collegiate level. As college acceptance has become more rigorous over the years, it is vital that students perform at a high level on these tests.
One of the best ways to be successful on a college entrance exam is for high school students to practice these tests several times. Students should take them in the same amount of time, so they know the time constraints. Students should also learn about the most commonly asked questions, so they are familiar with what the test will ask. While they will not be told about the content of the questions, students can still familiarized themselves with the question stems and styles. Students who prepare through practice tests and by breaking down the construction of the test earn higher scores than students who go into the test situation without any preparation.