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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the West Des Moines District Curriculum
Core academics for elementary school children include Language Arts, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies and a foreign language (from first grade onward). Specifically, students are taught Spanish for one hour each week between first and sixth grade. At both West Des Moines junior high schools, more electives are offered as students expand their interests. Students can opt to study French or Spanish, and can also choose to take such classes as Energy & Power or Communications Media.
When students enter high school in the West Des Moines school district, they are presented with many options. Freshmen have a campus all their own, Valley Southwoods Freshman High School. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can attend Valley High School or Walnut Creek Campus, an alternative high school. At all high schools, the overall goal is to graduate students who are equipped to thrive in the 21st century.
Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.
SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for West Des Moines students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
West Des Moines District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
West Des Moines Community School District has a proud history of inspiring students to learn and offers a wide array of relevant classes for all grade levels. Students learn all the core subjects, in addition to foreign language and physical education supplements, starting in elementary school.
We currently cover the following West Des Moines-area school district: West Des Moines Community Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent West Des Moines Educational News
- Teaching Community Outreach - Students from Phoenix Elementary School in West Des Moines delivered goodie-filled baskets to the West Des Moines optimists at Fountain Care West Center. The students also sang to the residents and treated them to lunch at McDonalds.
- Performing Arts - Stilwell Junior High's Drama Club adopted several families from the surrounding areas and gathered much needed supplies for them this holiday season, such as winter clothes, shoes and hygiene products. The items were given to the families at Children and Families of Iowa in Des Moines.
- Ancient History for 3rd Graders - Third graders at Hillside Elementary school have been learning about mummies recently. They've been delving into the features of non-fiction texts and how these features can make for better research. Students study on their own during independent reading time and also write down questions they have about mummies, King Tut and Egypt.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Our educators have graduated from top academic institutions, and many of them have achieved in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized tests. Equally importantly, they enjoy coaching students across a variety of subject areas and standardized tests
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Meet Our Tutors
Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
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Chalk Talk: The Benefits of Foreign Language Acquisition
Although it can be challenging at any age, mastering a second language can reap many intellectual rewards for the learner. Some schools require that students take a second language, while others may not. Consider some of these benefits before you make a decision about foreign language learning. Learning a second language can have a positive effect on intellectual growth and improve understanding of the persons' native language. It can also have some benefits for academic and career pursuits beyond the cultural learning of mastering another language.