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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Thurmont District Curriculum
The elementary curriculum includes activities such as making letters out of play-doh, counting marshmallows, and drawing picture books about themselves. There is also time during the day for free play where students move to different centers that allow them to explore other subjects such as careers, building blocks, and art materials. Students will be expected to read grade level literature with fluency while maintaining comprehension of the plot. By the time they begin middle school, they will be required to write multiple paragraph papers for different audiences while using correct grammar and mechanics.
The history of the state is also be taught paying special attention to the native tribes that first occupied the area. State agricultural, industrial products and knowledge economy are also a large part of this curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to gain first hand experiences on these topics during school field trips to local historical areas. They also learn about governments, governance and their role as citizens.
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Thurmont District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Frederick County Public School uses Common Core Standards and Maryland Content Standards as the framework for instruction in all its schools. These curriculum documents provide a yearly progression of skills and knowledge in each content area that serve as assessable objectives to ensure each student is meeting the goals. The student assessments were developed and have been aligned to allow all students the opportunity to graduate from high school, be work ready and have the ability to receive higher education, and citizenship.
We currently cover the following Thurmont-area school district: Frederick County Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Thurmont Educational News
- GlobalScholar - The district is using a new assessment tool to determine the best placement for students in their academic courses, and to recommend supports or enhancements that a child would benefit from. Students are tested on the computer, using a computer-adaptive testing system that generates questions based on how well the student is answering the questions given. This helps determine the level they are at in each subject.
- Elementary Magnet Programs - For students in the district in grades 3-5, there are magnet programs that they may attend if accepted. These provide advanced learning opportunities with a more integrated curricular approach in areas such as Math using the Project M3: Mentoring Mathematical Minds and English using the Junior Great Books program.
- Curriculum Resources - The district provides a link for parents who are interested in understanding the curriculum their children will be learning from. With the implementation of Common Core Standards in Math and Language Arts, and their alignment to other subjects, parents are offered ways to understand and support the new learning goals.
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