West Lafayette, Indiana Tutoring Programs
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West Lafayette District and Curriculum
The West Lafayette Community School Corporation administers three schools: Cumberland Elementary School houses grades kindergarten through third grade; and students in grades 4–6 attend Happy Hollow Elementary School. Students in the 7th grade and above attend West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School. The curriculum is focused on core academics, enhancing students opportunities with technology, and providing for the individual learning needs of each student.
We currently cover the following West Lafayette-area school district: West Lafayette Community School Corporation.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the West Lafayette District Curriculum
Students at the elementary level have many opportunities to participate in meaningful experiences that enrich and challenge their educational program. In the elementary years, there are music and art teachers who begin students introduction to the arts. A district wide reading incentive program called Reading Counts tests children on their knowledge of the book they read. The progress of every student is electronically tracked so that information on students’ literacy development is available.
West Lafayette Jr. and Sr. High School offers their students a wide variety of community organization connections that include 21st Century Scholars (Scholar Corps for 21st Century Scholars). The program is open to any 21st Century Scholar who is enrolled at Purdue University and promotes academic resources and community and campus engagement. Core academics are emphasized so students are prepared for college and integrated into the other electives which are available to students.
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Keeping Informed: Recent West Lafayette Educational News
- U.S. News and World Report Ranking - Congratulations to the students, parents, teachers, staff and administration of West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School for being named the #1 Public High School in the State of Indiana by U.S. News and World Report for 2013. U.S. News bases their rankings on such things as student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work.
- District Honors - West Lafayette Community School Corporation board members learned recently that every school in the district received four stars by a state assessment team - the only such district in the state. The award is the highest State distinction. Decisions are based on student achievement, ISTEP+ assessments, and overall attendance rates
- Education Foundation Scholarships - The Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to support the school community, provides grants to teachers and scholarships to students through the contributions raised in their various fundraising efforts. There are many ways to support this organization through volunteering and donating!
West Lafayette 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: Tips for Critical Reading
Reading for meaning is one of the main goals of every Language Arts curriculum and encompasses skills that help students make meaning of both fiction and non-fiction. What critical reading calls upon the reader to do is ask questions, about things in the text they don't know about or about why the author is making a particular point. Another aspect of critical reading is the ability to generate predictions and to reflect on the predictions made and what actually happens in the text. Offering interpretations for why something happened in a story is a form of critical reading that helps generate analytic thinking. When reading non-fiction, thinking about cause and effect can have a similar effect. A number of skills go into reading critically, one way to help children is to ask them questions about what they are reading and this will bring out many of these thought processes.