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Trenton District and Curriculum

The staff and administration of Trenton Public School District believe that all students can learn when presented with a quality education. They maintain high standards for each student through rigorous, challenging and relevant educational experiences and the curriculum framework of the New Jersey Common Core Standards. Trenton relies on parents, family and the community at large for the success of all of its pupils.

We currently cover the following Trenton-area school district: Trenton Public School District.

Schools in Trenton include:

Grant Elementary School is located on 159 N Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609, Grant Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 609-656-4730.  Grant Elementary School is a school under the Trenton Public School District. The school is the first in Trenton to be a “Google Campus”, offering a 1:1 Chromebook to student ratio for grades 2-5. The school is also the home of the city’s first Makespace, where students are provided with lessons in 3D Design and Printing, Robotics, engineering, and coding opportunities. Students in New Jersey follow a Model Curriculum that helps districts and school implement the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. The curriculum standards cover English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Visual Performing Arts, and PE/Health. In grade 2 mathematics, students work on understanding place value and working with mathematics in a real world context, such as working with time and money. For more example on the mathematics tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School of the Arts is located on 301 Gladstone Ave, Trenton, NJ 08629, Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School of the Arts covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 609-656-4760.  Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School of the Arts was named in honor of the two mothers that sued the Trenton New Jersey Board of Education over the racial discrimination against their children. Their case was a precursor to the Brown vs. Board of Education case that prohibited the segregation of schools throughout the United States. Today, the school focuses on promoting visual and performing arts for its students. They believe that having a strong arts foundation promotes self expression and problem solving. The school offers experiences such as an annual art exhibition, dance night and guest artist visits. The state of New Jersey’s model curriculum describes that the standards around the visual and performing arts curriculum should be focused on the creative process, the history of the arts, critique and responses and performing. Like other students in the state of New Jersey, students at Hedgepeth/Williams Middle School of the Arts also have to take courses in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For more information on the tutoring we offer in these subjects, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Trenton Central High School is located on 400 Chambers St, Trenton, NJ 08609, Trenton Central High School covers grades 9-12.Trenton Central High School originally opened in 1932 and was one of the largest and most expensive high schools built in the country, with the construction of the building, including land and furniture, totalling over $3.3 million. The school is divided into learning communities, with the building on Chambers street housing the STEM, School of Communications, Visual and Performing Arts, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism and Business, and the 9th Grade Academy. In the 2015-2016 school year, enrollment at the school was 1583 students. The North Campus is the home of the Medical Arts Community and the West Campus is the home of the Law and Justice, Renaissance, and Business and Finance Community. Like other schools in the state of New Jersey, students at Trenton Central School follow a curriculum that includes the model curriculum by the state of New Jersey. In high school science, these curriculum standards outline biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. For more information on the Science Tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Trenton District Curriculum

Students receive English Language Arts instruction presented in a balanced literacy framework. Students and teachers participate in interactive read-alouds, shared and independent reading and guided reading and response. Mathematics instruction follows the New Jersey Model Curriculum Framework. Students are taught to become creative thinkers and develop the skills to reason and alayze, communicate and think critically.

Science instruction in Trenton aims to teach students about themselves and the world around them. Students in elementary school begin to learn about space, matter, energy, the human body, ecosystems and other areas as well. Middle school students expand this base of knowledge and learn though lecture, reading, and hands-on laboratories. In high school, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses in science, and to study biology, earth science and physics.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Trenton Educational News

  • Restructuring Planned - Trenton Public Schools approved a plan to restructure many of its schools in January of this year. The plan is designed to avoid overpopulation in the classroom and to help students, including those with special needs, receive the resources and support they need. This plan is scheduled to go into effect for the 2013-14 school year.
  • Schools of Choice - In 2012, the Trenton Board of Education voted to make their schools “schools of choice.” Of the 60 seats that opened up in the elementary, middle and high schools, 22 were initially filled. The students who have chosen Trenton are performing about as well as the students who have Trenton as their home district.
  • Strategic Plans - School Superintendent Francisco Duran spoke to Leadership Trenton and other civic leaders to share his vision of improving schools in the city. He discussed the importance of valuing each child and his strategies for present and upcoming projects in the district.

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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.

About Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton is located in New Jersey at the head of the Delaware River and about 28 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The city is the capital of the state of New Jersey and also served briefly as the capital of the United States in 1784.The name “Trenton” comes from William Trent, who purchased much of the land around the city to develop his country house. In the early 19th and early 20th centuries, Trenton was a major manufacturing center. In 1917, the city’s slogan was “Trenton Makes, the World Takes”. Today, the city’s biggest employer is the state, as downtown Trenton is the center of the state government. The city is relatively small, covering an area of about 8.155 square miles.

The city of Trenton is very diverse, with people coming from many different backgrounds. This makes the city a place with a lot of culture and great food! The city is divided into multiple neighborhoods, some of which are

In 2017, the population of Trenton was 84,964, making it the tenth most populated city in the state. 25.1% of the population was under 18, 27.1% of the population was between 18-34, 28.4% was 35-54, 10.0% was 55-64 and 9.3% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $34,412 in 2017.

Old Barracks Museum

The Old Barracks Museum is dedicated to displaying and preserving the only colonial barracks in New Jersey. In 1758, it housed about 300 soldiers during the French and Indian War. In the first battle of Trenton, the barracks were captured, along with about 900 Hessians. In the Second Battle of Trenton, the barracks were used as a hospital, and Dr. Bodo Otto led a smallpox inoculation program here. In 1914, the Barracks were converted into a museum. Today, visitors to the old Barracks museum can take tours to learn about British Military Life in the colonies and view artifacts from New Jersey’s colonial and revolutionary past. Over 12,000 school children visit the museum every year.

New Jersey State Museum & Planetarium

The New Jersey State Museum displays exhibits in science, history, and art centered around the history of New Jersey. The museum was first established in 1895, and the first exhibit in the museum was a collection of rocks, minerals, and fossils from the New Jersey Geological Survey. The museum was then expanded to house artifacts from the Native American people in the region. In the 1960s, the museum focused on acquiring works of fine art, including many paintings and sculptures. In 1964, the museums Planetarium opened. Today, it exhibits displays of constellations and solar system models. Activities offered at the museum is a scavenger hunt to locate women in New Jersey history in exhibits across the museum. The museum is also a popular destination for schools and field trips. Families should rest assured that the admission fee of the museum is “suggested”, and therefore many of the programs are free or offered at a very low cost.

New Jersey State House

The New Jersey State House is the second oldest capital building in the United States that is still in use. The state house was originally built in 1792 by Jonathan Doane. At first, the building was only 2 and a half stories high. In 1845, architect John Notman supervised and designed a large addition of an office wing. Since then, many more renovations have been completed in order to expand the original building. In 1960. A plan was proposed to demolish almost the entire building, but the plan was not completed as historical buildings were to be preserved. Visitors to the New Jersey State house are able to take a tour of the building and learn about its historical past. Visitors are able to walk through the chambers of the Assembly and Senate, and then visit the State House museum at the end of the tour.

Interesting Facts

  • The Battle of Trenton was when George Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas Eve. He had caught the colonial forces off guard, and it was a clear victory for George Washington. This battle was nicknamed “the turning point” of the war.
  • The first reading of the Declaration of Independence (before it was read in Philadelphia) was in Trenton.
  • The old slogan of Trenton (Trenton Makes, the World Takes) is featured on a sign on the Delaware River Bridge.
  • Every year in Trenton, a Pork Roll Festival takes place.
  • John Roebling built a factory in Trenton in 1848. There, he produced the wire to build suspension bridges such as the Brooklyn Bridge, and the suspension bridge across the Niagara River Gorge.

Chalk Talk: Why Children Should Write

Writing is an essential component in a well-rounded education. It also helps prepare students for life beyond the classroom. Writing has many benefits, and children should be encouraged to write as much as possible. Writing helps to improve communication skills. The more a student writes, the more comfortable they becomes with expressing ideas. Writing is a great way to increase memorization. Whether they write about what they have learned, or apply new knowledge, by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards), information becomes more ingrained in a student’s memory. Writing also helps to foster creativity. When students are given the opportunity to create poems, stories, plays and reactionary papers, they stretch their creative wings and soar beyond the information presented to them.