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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sooke District Curriculum
The focus on essential critical thinking skills such as analysis, interpretation, and the ability to evaluate information and texts is honed during a child's English education. Although fiction and independent reading are emphasized, from an early age students develop the skills to read non-fiction, recognize point of view and tone, and evaluate the quality of informational texts. They are also taught how to participate in discussions and write about what they read.
In cases where a course or program is offered that the PLO curriculum does not cover, the Ministry of Education provides general goals and guidelines to be used by administration at the district level. Likewise, school administration is allowed to shape the Ministry’s curriculum to best suit the needs of their students. Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs are covered by the PLO curriculum as well as the specialized high skills courses, apprenticeship programs, and work learning experiences available in the secondary schools.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Sooke students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Sooke District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Sooke School District on western Vancouver Island includes the towns of Sooke, Langford, Port Renfrew, Metchosin, and Colwood. As with all British Columbia schools, the BC Ministry of Education administers the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLO) curriculum at the provincial level, which provides a minimum standard level of learning for all students K-12. The standards provide for all essential learning a student is required to achieve before being ready for the next grade level.
We currently cover the following Sooke-area school district: Sooke School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Sooke Educational News
- New Secondary Schools - Two new schools are being built in the Sooke School District. Both will help transition the district into a 21st century learning environment. The district’s website includes news and updates of the schools’ construction progress, as well as virtual tours of the new campuses.
- Students Named All-Stars - Four members of Belmont Secondary’s football team were named Conference All-Stars, one of which was also named a Provincial All-Star, a great achievement for these scholar athletes! This requires that students maintain a high academic standing as well as show exceptional sportsmanship on field.
- Aboriginal Graduates - Sooke School District celebrates as its largest population of aboriginal students graduates – over 100 in one class. The district expects to continue its upward trend in future graduating classes and developing learning opportunities for all students in Aboriginal studies.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Meet Our Tutors
Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,
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Chalk Talk: Choosing Electives
In almost every secondary school far and wide, students must adhere to required courses in the fields of mathematics, sciences, history, and literature. However, once they have progressed beyond rudimentary studies, it’s time to branch out and fill their schedules with other useful tools in various fields. When choosing a course schedule, it can be beneficial to get the heavier requirements out of the way early, in order to make the final year or two of high school less stressful. Credits toward business and computer technology teach job skills, while writing and the arts can help develop greater creativity in students. Combinations of both – such as graphic arts – are now included in many school programs. In some cases, students can even get all electives out of the way before their senior year, resulting in increased study periods or even early dismissal privileges.