Ulysses, Kansas Tutoring Programs
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Ulysses District and Curriculum
Ulysses Unified School District 214 believes in providing a rigorous, supportive academic environment for students, one in which students will feel confident and secure enough to succeed and are challenged to do so. The curriculum follows the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards, which are competitive standards meant to provide a quality, equal education to all students. The school values diversity and realizes that students need to respect and learn from other cultures to prepare them for work and life in our increasingly global economy. Students are given clear expectations and teachers are given opportunities to modify their lessons to fit the needs of different students.
We currently cover the following Ulysses-area school district: Ulysses Unified School District 214.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Ulysses District Curriculum
The curriculum emphasizes “Anchor Standards for Literacy Learning” that are intended for all subject areas. These goals include approaching texts from a collaborative standpoint so that students can see how others make meaning from what they read. Also, the skills of literacy development are not to be taught in isolation, rather they should emerge from natural readings of both fiction and non-fiction. Teachers also must engage the elements of literacy – phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension – so that students are truly familiar with what they are reading.
The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards curriculum focuses on teaching critical thinking skills across disciplines. Science literacy is also taught. Students are expected to be able to solve problems and present clear support for their opinions in writing and when speaking. Communication skills are also stressed so that students can learn to communicate in a variety of mediums, from well-reasoned analytical essays, to oral presentations. Active listening is also taught and students are expected to be able to work well with others.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Ulysses Educational News
- Forensics Team - Forensics is an activity that helps promote the development public speaking skills. Students work on speaking categories such as extemporaneous speaking, informative speaking, serious solo acting, humorous solo acting, and many other forms.
- Band Activities - The members of the band work together and alone to learn how to set goals and then how to work toward these goals. Each of the students take part in various performances and contests throughout the school year. To help build their success they learn how to practice their instruments so they can build confidence in their ability.
- FFA Organization - FFA is an extracurricular organization for students who have an interest in agriculture and leadership. In the past FFA stood for Future Farmers of America, but today they are open to more than farmers. They welcome students who see futures as teachers, scientists, business owners and so much more. Students, through this organization, grow in the areas of leadership, personal growth and career success.
Ulysses 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: GPAs: The Facts
Many students think the Grade Point Average (GPA) is the most important thing a college will look at when considering them for admissions. In some ways, this is true, but not completely. The college also takes into account the rigor of the student’s course selection. It would be easy to have a very high GPA in non-rigorous courses. Similarly, a slightly lower GPA with a rigorous course selection can still hold weight. Of course, what any college admissions representative will tell you is to make good grades in rigorous courses. Also, course selection depends on the student’s intended major. A focus on art classes might not look as good for an accounting major, but for a sculptor, it makes sense.