Spring Valley, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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Spring Valley District and Curriculum
Both Spring Valley District and Hall High School District follows the Illinois Learning Standards curriculum, which are rigorous standards, intended to ensure that students will be competitive after graduation, whether they enter the workforce directly, pursue post-secondary education, or enter military service. The curriculum emphasizes science literacy and technology skills, as well as critical thinking, critical reading, analytical writing, and strong communication skills. The ability to collaborate, think creatively, and communicate effectively with different groups of people are also important college and career preparedness standards that the districts use.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Spring Valley District Curriculum
The Illinois Learning Standards has adopted the Common Core Standards for their Math and English language arts frameworks. In math classes, students study a greater depth of mathematical concepts so that they can learn how the math work rather than just memorize formulas. The math curriculum focuses on numeracy and operational sense, algebraic relations, geometry and measurement, and data analysis and introduces students to increasingly complex problem-solving methods each year.
Similarly, in English classes, students read a variety of difficult texts in different formats. They read for comprehension as well as to examine structure and to consider authorial intent. They learn how to look for purpose, bias, and what they can discern from the use of language in non-fiction texts and develop the ability to evaluate the quality of their reading. These skills also translate into what students learn about writing and how they develop pieces of writing for different audiences and different purposes.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Spring Valley Educational News
- New Learning Opportunities at HHS - Hall High School has initiated a new STEM program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. The courses present these separate areas in an integrated manner so that students are better able to understand how their learning makes things work. The courses also offer many challenge-based and hands-on learning opportunities.
- Community Service Award - All students at Hall High School are eligible for the Community Service Award upon completion of 50 or more hours of community service. The curriculum requires that students participate in a lesser number of hours, and this award is to honor students who go above and beyond in their community outreach efforts.
- Hall Booster Organization - The Hall Booster Organization is a group of parents and community members who want to support the extracurricular programs in arts, music, sports, and academic competition. The group raises funds that help pay for travel expenses, uniforms, equipment, and other resources used to make the extracurricular programs a success.
Spring Valley 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: Applying to College
There are a number of steps that students need to plan for when applying to college. They need to have a firm deadline for sending in applications and plan to ask for letters of recommendation well in advance of that date. Students want to know the deadlines for financial aid and scholarship opportunities so those applications can go out. They also need to line up test dates for the SAT and/or ACT and give themselves enough time to study. Some colleges don’t even require standardized testing anymore, though they are in the minority. For most colleges, standardized testing is the second most important element of a college application, after the transcript itself. Colleges believe that these tests give insight into how prepared a student is for college-level work. An interesting thing to note is that those who don’t accept them tend to accept an essay in their place, whereas those who do accept them tend not to put much stock in the essay portion of the test.