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Springfield District and Curriculum
Springfield Public Schools follow the Current Curriculum Framework of Massachusetts Department of Education. The district has adopted strategic priorities to establish alignment in curriculum and student expectations such as: high academic achievement for 21st century success, highly qualified and effective staff, effective parent and community partnerships, and accountable leadership. The curriculum focus is on developing a strong base of knowledge in key topics within each subject and then progressing students through increasingly advanced work in each area.
We currently cover the following Springfield-area school district: Springfield Public Schools.
Schools in Springfield include:
Alice B. Beal Elementary School is located on 285 Tiffany Street, Springfield, MA 01108, Alice B. Beal Elementary School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 413-787-7544. The staff at Alice B. Beal Elementary School are dedicated to creating a community of learners. Like other students in Massachusetts, students at Alice B. Beal Elementary School are taught a curriculum that contains the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. These frameworks describe the knowledge and skills that students should have the end of each year. The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks describe that in grade 5 English Language Arts, students should be exposed to a range of texts and tasks. Students read a variety of texts including poems, myths, and different fictional stories. After reading these texts, students then analyze them and determine the theme and main idea and support their opinion with details from the text. They also should be able to summarize a text, including the key details. In writing, students write opinion pieces on topics or texts, and support their point of view with reasoning and information. To find out more about how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with reading and writing, please contact us.
STEM Middle Academy is located on 60 Alton St, Springfield, MA 01109, STEM Middle Academy covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 413-787-6750. The curriculum at STEM Middle Academy is focused around STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students at STEM Middle Academy explore these fields and use the knowledge and skills they learn to explore the world, expand their knowledge and understanding, solve problems and work towards a common goal. Following the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, students in grade 6 mathematics focus on five critical areas: working with ratio and rate and using the concepts of them to solve problems, working with negative numbers and understanding division of fractions, working with expressions and equations, developing understanding of statistical thinking and learning about geometric shapes and their measurements. Students in grade 6 should be able to understand the use of variables in mathematical expressions, such as 3x=y. To learn more about the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Springfield Central High School is located on 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, Springfield Central High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 617-349-6630. Springfield Central High School opened in 1898 and had an enrollment of 2,055 students in the 2016-2017 school year. Springfield Central is partnered with Shakespeare and Company (Massachusetts), and every year students from the school participate in the annual Fall Festival of Shakespeare. Following the standards described in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, students in grade 9-10 English Language Arts go into depth, analyzing texts and developing responses to them, with well supported evidence from the text to support their ideas. Students analyze complex characters and track how they develop over the course of the text. Students read texts from a variety of genres, including Shakespeare and documents with historical and literary significance. In high school, students start thinking about what they would like to do post-secondary. For many, the choice is a college or university. Many high school students choose to take SATs or ACTs for their applications. SchoolTutoring Academy offers tutoring to help with SAT and ACT preparation, contact us to learn more.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Springfield District Curriculum
The district uses a continuous improvement cycle, Plan Do Say Act (PDSA). The cycle begins with a plan for change in process and then the implementation of the change. Next, the district will study the results and readjust the plan according to the results. Vertical alignment in curriculum assures that students are progressing adequately throughout the school year and between school years. Alignment of curriculum also ensures that all students within the district are learning the same skills and assessed similarly throughout the district.
Educators and learners across schools in the Springfield District are progressing at the same rate in the classroom. Instruction and application of skills may be differentiated; however the curriculum is consistent. Students build skills in each course at their grade levels, developing a range of subject abilities. The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessments are given in each school to assess the academic progress of students in core subject areas.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Springfield Educational News
- Springfield Parent Academy - Springfield Parent Academy is a community for parents and guardians to actively participate in the learning process and communicate with other parents. There are opportunities for the parent to improve academically and take online courses. Parents can take course and also recommend additional course offerings. Community organizations partner with the school district to provide courses and educational opportunities for parents and other community members.
- DonorsChoose.org - The district has established a community donation website for individual classrooms. Organizations and individuals are able to make financial donations to specific needs faced by students and teachers in the classroom. Teachers are able to submit a request for items and a description of the class activity that requires funding. This is an opportunity for the community, parents and teachers to create a learning environment that meets the needs of the learner.
- Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - Springfield Public Schools has a Parent Advisory Council that meets the needs of special education students. Parents receive specific information regarding special education laws and information from special education experts is available at the meetings. Guest speakers and panel discussion are available to the parents of special education students. Families receive and support and build a community to learn the best methods to help their students.
Springfield Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
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About Springfield, Massachusetts
Springfield is located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The city is situated on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. Springfield is nicknamed the “City of Firsts”, in reference to the many innovations that were developed there, such as the first American Gas-power automobile, the first American dictionary, the first machining lathe for interchangeable parts. Historically, the city served was a farming city, and later transitioned into a manufacturing city in 1777, when the Springfield Armory formed to fight in the American Civil War. The Springfield Armory produced the well-known Springfield Muskets, which were used extensively in the civil war. When the city was connected to Boston via railroad in 1835, the city became an industrial town, producing paper, cars, and ice skates in addition to firearms.Today, the economy in the city is primarily based around education and health care, trades and transportation, and manufacturing. Publishers of Merriam-Webster dictionaries, Merriam Webster, have had their headquarters in Springfield since 1847.
Located about 24 miles south of Springfield is the city of Hartford, capital of Connecticut. Together, they form the Hartford-Springfield region, which is known as the Knowledge Corridor.. This region contains over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges, hosting over 160,000 university students.
In 2017, the population of Springfield was 154,758, making it the third most populated city in the state. 26.2% of the population was under 18, 27.1% of the population was between 18-34, 24.1% was 35-54, 11.1% was 55-64 and 11.6% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $35,742 in 2017
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was established in 1959 by Lee Williams and named in honor of James Naismith, a Canadian-American physician and inventor of basketball. Today, there have been more than 300 inductees to the basketball hall of fame, and the building now includes more than 40,000 square feet of basketball history. The current building of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an iconic feature in the city of Springfield. It is shaped like a metallic, silver, basketball shaped sphere and is surrounded by two symmetrical rhombuses. At night, the dome is illuminated. Visitors to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame can learn about basketball’s greatest players and the history of the sport. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy a meal at one of the attraction’s restaurants, and visit the gift shop.
The Springfield Museums include five museums, covering a range of topics from art, history and science, and Dr. Seuss. Visitors to the museums can buy a day ticket which includes admission to the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Lyman and Marrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and the Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum celebrates the work of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen-name Dr. Seuss. This museum features hands-on interactive exhibits where families can play rhyming games and invent stories. The second floor of the museum is a recreation of Dr. Seuss’ studio, and displays his artwork and his family photographs and letters.
Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts covers 735 acres of hand overlooking the Connecticut River, and is one of the largest urban, municipal park in the United States. The park was designed by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, and includes a zoo, aquatic garden, outdoor amphitheater and an extensive network of wooded trails. Following Springfield’s nickname of the “City of Firsts”, Forest Park was also the home of the United States’ first public, municipal swimming pool. During the Christmas and Chanukah season, Bright Nights at Forest Park is a popular attraction. The park is lit up with lights that are timed and color-coordinated. Some of the lighting sculptures are designed to look like scenes and characters from Dr. Seuss books, and many of these scenes are animated. One of the largest lighting exhibits is a replica of Everett Barney’s mansion.
- Springfield is also nicknamed the “Hoop City”, as James Neismith invented basketball in the city in 1891!
- Springfield earned its nickname of “The City of Homes” due to its large amount of Victorian residential architecture.
- Smith & Wesson, the world’s largest producer of handguns, have their headquarters in Springfield.
- Located in nearby Agawam, Massachusetts is Six Flags Amusement Park New England.
- The headquarters of the professional American Hockey League, the National Hockey League’s minor league, is located in Springfield.
Chalk Talk: Responsibilities of a Special Education Department
To determine whether or not a student is eligible for special education, the general education teacher must complete a long and extensive packet. The entire process for getting a student into special education could take approximately one year. During this time the student may not receive special education services, but hopefully the teacher is differentiating instruction in the classroom to meet the needs of the student. Parents must be informed of their rights and the rights of their child. School district should provide information sessions informing students and parents of their rights. Informed parents are better parents regardless of the type of learner.