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Spencer District and Curriculum

The Spencer Community School District strives to fulfill their vision of a community of responsible citizens who will become the leaders of the future and achieves this by making students active members of their own education. Teachers encourage students to take a role in their own learning and expect all students to set and meet goals as well as assess their own development. In addition to following Iowa core curriculum, Spencer High School also offers Advanced Placement classes to prepare those students pursuing higher education as well as agriculture and technical classes.

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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Spencer District Curriculum

This students first approach can be seen in the Spencer Community School District’s implementation of the Iowa core curriculum in literacy. Beginning in kindergarten and continuing throughout elementary school and beyond, there is a strong focus on reading comprehension. All students are expected to be able to explain the main points of their reading and refer to the text for support. These basic skills will helps students learn more complex subjects in middle school and high school.

The student centered approach continues in the district math curriculum as students at the lowest grade levels are expected to use abstract thought processes and perseverance to solve math problems. This method is continued as students are introduced to algebraic expressions in middle school and as students encounter increasingly more complex concepts in algebra, geometry, and data analysis throughout high school.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Spencer Educational News

  • Capturing Kids’ Hearts - Spencer Middle School has achieved distinction as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts school. The Capturing Kids’ Hearts program provides school staff a 3-day training program to build trust in their classrooms and moti-vate students to reach their potential. Middle school students can expect to learn a sense of responsibility, self-control and the life skills necessary for personal success.
  • Spencer Community School Foundation - The Spencer Community School Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers scholarships to graduat-ing seniors of Spencer High School. Scholarships are available for students who need financial assistance while other monetary prizes relate to a student’s anticipated field of study.
  • Arts on Grand - The city of Spencer is known for its role in the arts community and is home to Arts on Grand. Here local students can take individual art classes that complement the art curriculum present at all three Spencer Community Elementary Schools. The Arts on Grand facility includes a clay studio as well as a multi-purpose studio available for local artists.

Spencer 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: The College Application Essay - Standing Out From the Crowd

Many students intent on going to college strive throughout their academic careers to look attractive to a college admissions officer. They work hard and get good grades, take Advanced Placement courses and join extracurricular activities to make their transcripts and college application essays look more appealing. All of these endeavors do help to make a well-rounded student but in many cases it means that they just look like everyone else applying to college. The way a college bound student can stand out is to follow her passions and be willing to use resources that aren’t readily available. If the local high school doesn’t offer a particular language course, a student should consider taking an online course and studying for the AP test on his/her own. A student might feel connected to a specific charity or cause. He should be willing to start a local chapter and demonstrate his willingness to pursue what he believes in. A genuine interest or passion for something is what can set a student apart on an admissions essay and make colleges take a second look.