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Sumter District and Curriculum
Sumter School District requires more than the Common Core State Standards. While emphasis is still placed on Mathematics and Language Arts, Sumter also has standards for Social Studies and Science. Beyond that, the district offers electives and programs that can help students connect with areas of potential career interest.
We currently cover the following Sumter-area school district: Sumter School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Sumter District Curriculum
The Sumter School District elementary curriculum builds a strong foundation in math and literacy. Math skills include numeracy, operations, algebraic thinking, and measurement. Mathematics skills build each year in a stepwise progression enabling students to use past knowledge to build their subject understanding. Literacy and reading comprehension are stressed early, and literacy skills are translated to applications within Social Studies and Science.
The Sumter secondary school curriculum covers topics in writing and reading for critical thinking, oral presentation and listening skills, history from ancient cultures through the contemporary age, and US government and economics. Math skills include algebra, geometry, and statistics and probability, and there is a strong emphasis placed on applied math skills. The science curriculum begins with physical science and includes biology, chemistry, and physics, focusing on processes of scientific inquiry and hypothesis testing and validation.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Sumter Educational News
- K-8 Schools - Researchers, parents and educators across the country are contemplating a return to K-8 education. Newer, smaller schools may provide 11- to 13-year-olds more consistency and a closer environment for learning. These considerations are factored into planning for all range of alternative services for students in the district.
- Increased Student Achievement - Students across the state are graduating more than ever, and schools are improving according to statewide assessments. The focus on academic achievement is catching on, and students are pushing themselves to excel, recognizing the value that their education holds for their future academic and career goals.
- New Learning Technologies - Tablet computers can often replace outdated learning materials and may offer opportunities for more personalized instruction. Graphics and video engage students, and the new medium allows for an array of innovative classroom experiences and gains in academic engagement for the students.
Sumter 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: At Home Science Projects: The Amazing Mustard Trick
What To Do: You’ll need a packet of mustard from a fast food restaurant, some Kosher salt, and a 1-liter plastic bottle. Make sure there are no labels on the bottle, because you’ll want to be able to see inside it. Fill the bottle with water to the top, and add the mustard packet. If the packet sinks, add about three tablespoons of salt and shake the bottle until the salt dissolves. Add more salt as needed until the mustard sinks. Once you’ve got a floating mustard packet, fill the bottle all the way to the top and cap it tightly. When you squeeze the bottle, the mustard packet should sink. When you release the bottle, it should float again. Now show it off!
How It Works: Inside most mustard packets is a little bubble of air. Sometimes this bubble will keep the packet from sinking, but when you squeeze the bottle you put pressure on the bubble and it becomes denser. When the density of the bubble becomes greater than the density of the water around it, the packet sinks.