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Texarkana District and Curriculum
The two Districts that provide instruction to approximately 5,500 students in Texarkana are under the supervision of the Arkansas Department of Education which monitors the mandatory curriculum and assessments that are used by the Districts. Arkansas is in a group with forty-four other states that has adopted the Common Core Standards so the instruction in the United States is consistent for all students. Additionally, students in grades K-12 take annual assessments so student progress can be evaluated.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Texarkana District Curriculum
TASD offers magnet schools, focused on Aerospace and Environmental Studies, International Baccalaureate Studies, Wellness Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, or Communication Arts. The District is a member of the Partners in Education Program with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which focuses on integrating arts and education and with the University of Arkansas Community College to offer college classes on the Arkansas High School campus.
The Genoa Central School District has one elementary school serving students in grades PK-4, one middle school with students in grades 5-8, and one high school for students in grades 9-12. The District supports active parent involvement. The Genoa Central High School Parent Involvement Plan suggests that parents participate in College Planning Night, Meet the Teacher Night, fundraisers, music programs, awards assemblies, and athletic events.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Texarkana Educational News
- Rising ACTAAP Scores - Texarkana Arkansas School District’s 2012 Annual Report to the Public shows that at all grades levels, K-12, in both literacy and mathematics, the percentage of students who score proficient on the ACTAAP has steadily improved since 2010. From 2010-2012, grades K-5, literacy scores improved from 69% to 82% proficient. Math scores for grades K-5 show improvement from 78% proficient to 86% proficient. For grades 6-8, from 2010-2012, literacy score proficiency improved from 57% to 66% and math proficiency improved from 58%-60%. Finally, for grades 9-12, from 2010-2012, literacy proficiency improved from 44% to 56% and math proficiency improved from 43% to 62%.
- Classroom Grants - The Texarkana Education Foundation was set up by Mark Wilson, an Arkansas High School alumnus, to honor his parents who both taught for TASD. Annually, he contributes $50,000 to support teacher grants. Additional monies are donated by the community. According to the Texarkana Arkansas School District’s 2012 Annual Report to the Public, over $93,000 was provided to teachers for innovative grants.
- Beautification Grants - The Genoa Central Parent Teacher Organization recently was chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from Tom’s of Maine. The grant will be used to renovate outside play areas used by students in grades K-8. Only one grant recipient was chosen to represent each state so this is a truly outstanding honor!
Texarkana 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: Being Involved in Your Child's Education
It is important that you participate in your child’s education. Here are some suggestions that will help you be more involved: 1) Check your child’s folder or backpack daily so you don’t miss notices from school, 2) Attend Back-to-School or other events at the beginning of the year, 3) Learn about the programs the school offers so your child doesn’t miss out on an opportunity 4) Go to parent organization meetings and, 5) Volunteer, if you have sufficient time.