Willow Springs, Illinois Tutoring Programs
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Willow Springs District and Curriculum
The school districts that serve students from Willow Springs use the Illinois Learning Standards as the basis for instruction. The districts strive to prepare students for their futures by providing a competitive curriculum, supportive schools, and many opportunities for success, including academic success and extracurricular opportunities. Extracurricular opportunities are also available to give students who learn differently opportunities for success, not just academic success, but leadership opportunities and opportunities to serve and learn from others.
We currently cover the following Willow Springs-area school districts: Willow Springs School District 108, Pleasantdale School District 107, Lyons Township High School District 204, and Amos Alonzo Stagg High School District 230.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Willow Springs District Curriculum
The elementary curriculum provides students with the chance to learn the fundamentals in all subject areas and to have hands-on learning experience with their new knowledge. The goal is to introduce students to the topics they will be studying in-depth later on, so in Math students study patterns and relationships so they are able to understand algebra when it’s more formally introduced. In all subject areas, literacy is emphasized so that students can read and understand the texts for each subject.
The curriculum stresses critical thinking skills above all else, so that students learn how to think. Following from this, critical reading and analytical writing skills ensure that students are capable not only of forming intelligent opinions but supporting those opinions with facts and data. Strong communication skills are also essential, so that students can share their ideas respectfully and effectively. Science literacy follows quickly on the heels of this, teaching students to study the world around them logically.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Willow Springs Educational News
- Summer Learning Opportunities - The Summer Programs offered by the Lyons Township High School give students a chance to take additional courses to get ahead or explore subjects they are interested in. Classes in all core subjects are available and there are also elective opportunities in areas such as ceramics, photography, radio, and theater.
- LTHS Extracurricular Groups - Students who attend Lyons Township HS have a range of choices for extracurricular groups to join. Future Healthcare Professionals and Business Professionals of America (BPA) help students connect with future career interests. Science Olympiad, Scholar Bowl and Speech and Debate Team offer students the chance to compete academically. Other groups work together on community outreach, cultural awareness, and fine and performing arts events.
- District 230 Parent Organizations - Parents with children in District 230 have organized parent groups that help support the activities and learning opportunities for the students. There is a music and athletics booster group that helps to raise funds for the travel expenses and resources for the student musicians and athletes. There is also the Stagg Community Organization that supports more general needs of the district.
Willow Springs 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: Recommendations
One step in the college application process is gathering teacher recommendations, and students will want to plan that early so as to give the teacher enough time to right a thoughtful letter. Not all colleges require teacher recommendations, but they will accept them, and most do require them. Colleges ask for from one to three recommendations, so two is a good average to work towards. Colleges want recommendations to come from teachers who’ve taught the student in junior or senior level core academic classes. These teachers give insight into the student’s writing and critical thinking abilities, work ethic, study habits, and generally the student’s viability as a student in college level classes. Personal information isn’t really relevant. The college wants to know how the student works and behaves in class so that they can extrapolate how the student will work and behave in a college class.