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Taneytown, Maryland Tutoring Programs
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Taneytown District and Curriculum
At the elementary school level, students learn the basics of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Integrated Language Arts. The curriculum is progressive in all subjects including the English and Language Arts program. In the early grades, students are focused on acquiring reading skills through the use of phonics and other set reading methods. Once students have basic reading and writing skills, they learn to work on adding to their vocabulary, and analyze what they have read both in written form and orally. There is also an emphasis on learning how to do basic research and how to analyze sources.
We currently cover the following Taneytown-area school district: Carroll County Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Taneytown District Curriculum
The Carroll County Public School system has adopted the Maryland State Curriculum for the Math curriculum in their schools. At the elementary school level, students focus on learning basic arithmetic including numbers, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition, the curriculum includes learning the base ten numbering system, solving word problems, and the fundamentals of Algebra, Geometry, statistics and measurement. Middle school students learn more advanced functions in Algebra, and Geometry, in addition to measurement tools, equations, decimals, fractions, percentages, and ratios.
High school students are required to take and pass both high school level Algebra and Geometry to earn their three credits in Math for graduation. A three course sequence of mathematical coursework is required for all students going on to college including Algebra & Data Analysis, Intermediate Algebra & Data Analysis, and Algebra II and Data Analysis. High school students are expected to apply the knowledge they have acquired to real world situations.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Taneytown Educational News
- Music Educator of the Year - The Music Advocates of Carroll County (MACC) have named Brian Drake, as the Carroll County Music Educator of the Year for 2012. Mr. Drake is currently an instrumental music teacher and the band director at Westminster High School in the Carroll County Public School District. The annual award which is sponsored by MACC is open to all full time music teachers in the district. The award is given to music educators who demonstrate music teaching effectiveness, who utilizes innovative and creative approaches, and is involved in both the school and local community.
- Community Outreach - A fundraiser to help individuals affected by the recent Hurricane Sandy was held by students in the fourth grade math classes at Mt. Airy Elementary School. The funds were donated to the Red Cross in both New Jersey and New York City. Students, teachers, families and the community were involved in donating almost $3,000 for victims of the Hurricane. The fundraiser was created by the students and their teacher Liz Haff in response to Hurricane Sandy as they learned about the problems suffered by residents of New York and New Jersey.
- Extracurricular Activities - New minimum academic standards will be set for Maryland Schools according to the Maryland State Legislature in House Bill 364 for students participating in extracurricular activities. The bill mandates that the State Board of Education set new minimum academic standards for students participating in interscholastic sports activities and other extracurricular clubs and events. The recommendation is that students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to be able to participate in extracurricular school programs.
Taneytown 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: Kids Count
The Annie E. Casey Foundation sponsors a website called Kids Count for students, parents and teachers. The Foundation provides tracking information on the well being of children across the United States. If you want to know about how kids in your area are doing in terms of health, academic achievement and economic well being, you will find it here. The organization is dedicated to helping provide data that can be used to help kids in vulnerable areas across the country. The full text of the Kids Count Data Book is available to view including state rankings and resources.