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Springfield District and Curriculum

Springfield Public Schools strive for the academic success of all students. The district uses Common Core Curriculum Standards, which have been adopted in forty-five states and drive along a goal-oriented pathway that scaffolds effective student learning. Missouri’s curriculum initiatives are enriched and enhanced by the Common Core, creating a diverse span of subjects for our students—from electives to core subjects.

We currently cover the following Springfield-area school district: Springfield Public Schools.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Springfield District Curriculum

The Springfield Public School system anchors its grade-specific standards in a rigorous curriculum, with the forward-thinking goal of graduating literate and well-rounded students who will succeed in their college and workplace endeavors. In Language Arts, reading and writing are key components of early grade strands. Critical thinking and interdisciplinary application of text analysis are then built and expanded upon.

Mathematics curricula take math out of the classroom and into everyday situations. Regular practice with creative ways to employ math skills makes the mathematical subjects lively and engaging, while impressing upon students the importance of applying math. Grade school curriculum emphasizes whole numbers and spatial relationships, while middle and high school curricula diversify into geometry, algebra, calculus and statistics. Mathematical models of true-to-life scenarios bring quality hands-on experiences to district students, teaching students to apply math—and enjoy its applications.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Springfield Educational News

  • Business Community Invests in Local Springfield Schools - Approximately 25 local businesses have teamed up to help make Springfield Public Schools a “Healthy Place to Play!” Through the generous support of our community, three Springfield high schools have new turf grass for their stadiums, and numerous other sports facilities have been upgraded. Not only do these updates enrich extracurricular activities and enhance the overall health of the student body, the facilities also house academic classrooms and support a sense of community.
  • Phelps Center for Gifted Education - Interested in gifted options for your student? Not sure where to start? The Phelps Center for Gifted Education is the Springfield district’s one-stop resource for parents and students seeking support and involvement in gifted education. Community events and student showcases are true benefits to all students within the district, and the center emphasizes the unique abilities of all students.
  • District Bond Initiatives Enhance Education - Springfield Public Schools have received numerous updates due to recent bond initiatives. New SmartBoards, computers, air conditioning systems, and gymnasiums have been installed across the district, refreshing and replenishing the extracurricular and academic needs of our students, and keeping our schools at the forefront of technology.

Springfield 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: Paleontology and Archaeology – Academic Cousins

Paleontology and archaeology are two subjects that are often mistaken for one another. Both subjects are sciences, both study ancient things, and both end up making those who study them get covered in dirt in some way, shape or form.

However, paleontology and archaeology are fundamentally different. Paleontology is the study of ancient life—from insects, to fish, to dinosaurs and woolly mammoths. Sometimes, human remains can be studied by paleontologists—or specialists called paleoanthropologists. Generally, ancient humans and their cultures are studied by archaeologists. The distinction can create situations when both work together—for example, at a mammoth dig site where human and mammoth remains are both found. Both types of dirt-diggers can write reports together and collaborate to tell these ancient stories. The tools they use also differ; paleontologists will dig through tougher sandstone rock, whereas archaeologists brush through soils or softer material, although there is overlap here as well. The next time you are asked just what these scientists study, you will have a concise answer—and perhaps clear up some confusion!