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Visalia District and Curriculum
The schools in Visalia use curriculum that provides research based approach of proving standards to guide positive learning outcomes. The expectations laid out in the curriculum describe the major areas of learning and the skills that make up each of those areas. The statewide assessments given are aligned to the expectations described in the curriculum.
We currently cover the following Visalia-area school district: Visalia Unified School District.
Schools in Visalia include:
Hurley Elementary School is located on 6600 West Hurley Avenue, Visalia, California 93291, Hurley Elementary School covers Preschool through sixth grade. Contact Hurley Elementary School at (559) 730-7905. As part of California’s curriculum, this elementary school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. In addition, Hurley Elementary School aims to provide a safe learning environment for students to enhance their skills. This includes achieving academic success by helping students in different ways and ensuring social development in interactions between students. Staff will plan the curriculum, the types of challenges to present, and the assessments for students to allow growth in their learning experience. The goal from this is to ensure students are exceeding the requirements and able to handle difficulties that come forth in further education as the skills gained are essential for one’s growth. In this case, parental involvement is strongly suggested to provide students with additional support and ensure their students are on the pathway to success. Check out our site for more information on our tutoring program for young learners.
Green Acres Middle School is located on 1147 North Mooney Boulevard, Visalia, California 93291, Green Acres Middle School covers seventh grade through eighth grade. Contact Green Acres Middle School at (559) 730-7671. As part of California’s curriculum, this middle school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Green Acres Middle school has always been a top school in the Central Valley for Middle School Instruction where alumni students have been excelling in both their leadership and citizenship skill development. At Green Acres Middle School, the staff believe that it is this time period that students find who they are and identify specific skills and values that will stick to them for a lifetime. To help them along this journey, the staff challenges students and push them outside their comfort zone in a positive direction in both their academic and extracurriculars to help students find and pursue their interests and passions. As educators they want to help their students to grow to become understanding and contributing members of not only the Visalia community but the world as a whole. For more information about our study skills workshops and how to improve your study skills please visit our website here.
El Diamante High School is located on 5100 West Whitendale Avenue, Visalia, California 93277, El Diamante High School covers ninth grade through twelfth grade. Contact El Diamante High School at (559) 735-3501. As part of California’s curriculum, this high school strives to reach goals set in English and Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. The high school provides education to students in Grades 9 to 12. El Diamante High School likes to challenge all of their students to achieve all of their goals, as well as to provide students with the opportunities for growth both academically and in co-curricular/extra-curricular activities. The activities provided by El Diamante High School include clubs, leadership, athletics, drama, band and well known academic competitions. With a variety of activities, the school likes to provide opportunities that are helpful to different types of intelligences and passions. El Diamante High School believes that a student’s success in high school will help to establish their lifetime success. This concept is greatly valued by the entire staff at the high school. Each staff member strives to aid students in becoming well rounded individuals who are prepared to successfully overcome the challenges they will face in college or career. The high school also values parent involvement in a child’s education. A parent can play an active part in their child’s education by joining the PTSA, joining the Miner Foundation or other booster groups, attending games, watching shows and events, and/or actively monitoring your child’s progress while communicating with the classroom teacher about questions and concerns. High school is the stage in education in which standardized tests and applications are involved. For information about our test prep services, please visit our website here.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Visalia District Curriculum
In English/Language Arts the curriculum describes how to bring about skills in reading literary and non-fiction texts, the writing process, and other communication skills. The Math curriculum describes how students will master the skills of numerical operations, algebraic operations, geometry, data analysis and other areas as they progress yearly through their education.
For subjects like the Sciences, History and Social Studies, Technical courses, and other specialized programs there are curriculum that describe the learning outcomes of the program. Students are prepared for the next steps in their learning and are ready for future academic and professional opportunities.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Visalia Educational News
- Green Club - Area high schools offer students the chance to join a Green Club. This organization provides thoughtful projects for students to work on and provides students with the chance to highlight a relevant experience when applying to college.
- Urban Arts Club - Students are also offered the opportunity to join in the Urban Arts Club. There are a number of avenues of artistic expression that students may bring to the club, which will then help that student bring those talents to the broader community around them.
- Business Finance Academy - One opportunity that students have is to work with an academic advisor in the Business Finance Academy. Students are able to learn valuable lessons on how finances work which can also have a tremendous personal impact.
Visalia 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.
About Visalia, California
Situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California approximately 370 kilometres southeast of the city of San Francisco and 310 kilometers north of the City of Los Angeles Is Visalia has a population of 130,104. The City of Visalia is the 5th largest city that is in the San Joaquin Valley after Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton and Modesto, 44th most populous in California and the 198th most populated city in the United States. As the economic and governmental centre of the Tulare County, the city of Visalia is also known as the one of the most productive agricultural cities in the United States.
At the heart of the San Joaquin Valley the City of Visalia is one of the places where the agricultural industry thrives. Providing food for thousands in the United States, the city has attracted various residents of all ages to reside in the this valley city. The age distribution of the residents according to the 2010 census are as follows, 30.1%of residents are under the age of 18, 10.0% of residents are between the ages of 18-24, 27.3% of residents are between the ages of 25-44, 22.3% of people are between the ages of 45-64 and 10.3% of residents are 65 years of age or older.
Also known as the Gateway to the Sequoias, the City of Visalia has grown to serve as the cultural, economic and commercial hub of the Tulare County. As it continues to grow today, in both population and size the city has grown to be more diverse and sophisticated. With residents of numerous racial and professional background, the city of Visalia has definitely become a must visit place in the United States.
The residents of Tulare County have a long history of protecting and preserving trees in their community. Due to this beautiful parks like the Sequoia National Park and the Sierra Forest Reserve (or the Sequoia National Forest) has been created. However, the most beloved park of the residents in the area is the Tulare County Park that is also known as Mooney Grove. Not only does the park serves as a place to reminisce the county’s oak forest, it also serves as a reminder of the work the early residents did to preserve its beauty. Located at 27000 South Mooney Boulevard in Visalia California, Mooney Grove Park provides a place for residents to enjoy activities such as hiking, exploring the pioneer village and museum. For more information on the price of admission and any upcoming events please visit their website conveniently located here.
Tulare County Museum
Located within Mooney Grove Park, the Tulare County Museum first opened its door to the public in 1948. With renovations that were made in the 1960s to preserve and expand the original building of the museum to incorporate new galleries. The newest addition to the museum would be the History of Tulare County Farm and Agriculture Museum building which house various artifacts of past farming techniques and equipment. The Tulare County Museum also houses the largest basket collection in the region – also containing an extensive gun and saddle collection the museum is the perfect place for residents to take a trip to the past to learn about the diversity of the county and the contributions that have been made to not only California but the country as well. For more information on their hours of operations and costs of admissions, please visit their website here.
Visalia is the oldest San Joaquin Valley town between French Camp and Los Angeles. Originally, Tulare County was a piece of land under the large Mariposa County. The pioneers that settled in the area named it “Four Creeks” in 1852. This name was reflective of the several watershed creeks and rivers that were flowing from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The group of settlers had petitioned the state legislature for their area to become an independent county. Tulare County was the name given to the new county on July 10th.
Nathaniel Vise was one of the first settlers to inhabit the fort that was built as protection from the Native Americans. The name Visalia was named after Nathaniel Vise’s ancestral home in Visalia, Kentucky. Visalia began to prosper due to the gold rush that was found by the Kern River. The gold rush had caught the attention of miners and these miners visited Visalia to get their share of the gold. However, the gold did not materialize and these miners had decided to settle in Visalia in hopes of starting a family.
Visalia became a part of John Butterfield’s Overland Stage route from St. Louis to San Francisco in 1858. On 116 East Main Street, a plaque about the location can be found. Hotels and saloons emerged by the stage stop downtown and at this time commerce was risky. The telegraph was introduced to the City of Visalia in 1860. This allowed for Visalians to receive information in a timely manner. In fact, the timely delivery of information regarding the events at the East Coast gave way for the development of the Civil War.
The citizens of Visalia during the Civil War were conflicted about choosing the North side versus the South side. This dilemma lead to a small scale civil war among the citizens on Main Street. The outcome of the war is not known. The only that is known is that the war ended with the satisfaction of the citizens and everything in the city went back to normal.
Visalia used to be a small settlement by a creek, however now it has a growing population of 126,864 citizens. The citizens of Visalia are satisfied with the town feel of the city as well as the great quality of life that is provided by easy access to necessities.
Chalk Talk: Building your Self Confidence
The beginning of any school year can be a tough but also exciting time. Many students are excited to see their friends that they haven’t seen over the summer break and to tell them all about their adventures and stories from their summer activities. However, for other students starting in a new school the beginning of the school year can bring feelings of fears and anxiousness. Maybe you feel a little shy, introducing yourself or feel as if no one notices you, but do not allow that fear to prevent you from trying out for a club or sport team that you would like to pick up. It is important to realize that you aren’t the only one that is feeling this way, everyone around you is still learning about who they are what they like. Until you find yourself, there are numerous ways to build up your self confidence.