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South Orange District and Curriculum

The South Orange-Maplewood School District is the only public school district in South Orange, New Jersey. The unified district has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, which are shared with the community of Maplewood. The district serves approximately 5,600 students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. The mission of the South Orange-Maplewood School District is to prepare all students for future success in educational and career pursuits, and to produce students who are ethical, caring, lifelong learners who contribute positively to society. This mission is accomplished through the implementation of a well-rounded, standards-based curriculum that challenges students to succeed at each grade level.

We currently cover the following South Orange-area school district: South Orange-Maplewood School District.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the South Orange District Curriculum

All students must demonstrate proficiency on district assessments in nine core content areas. The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for what students should learn and know in math and language arts classes in grades K-12. The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards provide similar guidance for student learning in: 21st Century life and careers, health and physical education, technology, world languages, the arts, social studies and science.

The social studies curriculum focuses on developing student understanding of American heritage, and how who we are today is the result of the interactions of many peoples and cultures. Students gain an appreciation of citizenship, government and human rights early on. In elementary school, students learn about the fundamental rights guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Middle school students examine how the structure of the United States government came to be, and identify how the Founding Fathers used Native American and European governments as examples.

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Keeping Informed: Recent South Orange Educational News

  • National Merit Scholars - A number of Columbia High School students were recently recognized for their academic achievements by the National Merit Scholarship Program. In all, 34 students received commendations.
  • Hour of Code Program - Students at South Orange Middle School recently participated in the nationwide Hour of Code initiative. Students completed lessons and modules in computer programming as part of Computer Science Education Week.
  • Track Team Gives Back - Members of the Columbia High School Track Team spent part of their Thanksgiving break giving out turkeys to disadvantaged families in the area. With help from corporate sponsors, 150 local families received meals.

South Orange 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: Advantages of Vocational Education

While many high schoolers enter the workforce directly after graduation, getting a solid training in a vocational or career area before entering the workforce can have many benefits. In addition to providing hands-on training and valuable work experience for students, vocational programs provide specialized training that is relevant to the student’s area of study. The programs focus on essential knowledge and skills for that particular career area, so students are never left wondering why they are learning something. Vocational programs are also time efficient. Many programs can be completed in two years or less, meaning students graduate faster and enter the workforce more quickly. The best benefit is that workers with a vocational education are in very high demand. In fact, graduates of vocational programs have a distinct advantage in the current job market over workers who have a four-year college education. This can be attributed to the fact that graduates of vocational programs already have the skills employers need and can be put to work immediately.