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Winston-Salem District and Curriculum

Teaching and learning in Winston-Salem is a process of skill-progression and knowledge acquisition is guided by the state-adopted curriculum. The curriculum sets out clear expectations for students at each grade level with the goal of helping students achieve a higher-level of understanding, built foundation up, in all subject areas.

We currently cover the following Winston-Salem area school district: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Schools in Winston-Salem include:

The Downtown School is located on 601 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, The Downtown School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 336-703-4125. The mission of The Downtown School is to help students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.  The school is one of the most successful magnet schools in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district. The school is unique in that in addition to single grade classes, it also provides classes that are split grade. Class sizes at the school are also small, so that the learning experience for each child is more personalized. The school also has multiple partnerships in the community, and students have the opportunity to go out into where they live on short field trips. Staff at the school teach a curriculum based around the eight intelligences linguistic, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. Parents are also heavily involved in their child’s teaching at the school, as a requirement of attending the school is a student’s parent has to either live or work downtown, and commit to volunteering at the school at least one hour a week. In primary grades, students focus on building a strong foundation in the core subjects including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Healthy Living, and Arts. For more information on the the primary level tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Sherwood Forest Elementary School is located on 1055 Yorkshire Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, Sherwood Forest Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 336-774-4646.  The theme of Sherwood Forest Elementary School is visual arts and science. The mission of the school is to provide a stimulating educational environment where students are encouraged to be lifelong learners, and where their strengths talents can be recognized. The vision of the school is to develop students who strive for academic excellence and are responsible members of their community. The curriculum at the school emphasizes the scientific method so that students are able to make connections and draw conclusions between what they learn in class and real world problems. In art, students experiment with a variety of media to produce their own art. Artwork from Sherwood Forest Elementary School has been displayed in exhibitions at SECCA, Wake Forest, and the North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh. Like other students in North Carolina, students at Sherwood Forest Elementary School are taught a curriculum that includes the North Carolina Essential Standards. These standards describe the knowledge and skills students should have the end of each grade level. In grades 3 science focus on several units, which are forces and motion, matter: properties and change, energy: conservation and transfer, earth in the universe, earth systems, structures and functions of living organisms, and ecosystems. As students learn about these subjects, they also learn about scientific inquiry, experimentation, and technological design. For more information on the Science tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School is located on 2033, 3605 Old Greensboro Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 336-703-6754. As a technology magnet school, there are three different academies housed in the school. These academies are biotechnology, computer technology, and pre-engineering. These academies offer to students different “majors” so students can explore their interest before attending college or university. To accommodate these different subjects, the school also includes special labs and technology spaces where students can get hands-on learning experience on their subjects of interest. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were approximately 858 students enrolled at Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School. In addition to the school’s strong academic program, Simon G. Atkins Academic & Technology High School also offers a variety of academic teams, clubs and athletics for students to participate in. After high school, many students make the decision to attend a postsecondary institution. For many, the application process includes taking SAT or ACT tests. For more information on the SAT and ACT test preparation tutoring sessions SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Winston-Salem District Curriculum

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School District is striving to make sure students are well versed in several foreign languages as part of their core subject learning. In today’s world of global education and computers being put in every child’s hand there is a definite need to speak more than just your native language. Students can become well rounded when it comes to communication with people from around the globe.

Foreign languages are taught as early as the 6th grade in the district with beginning French and Spanish and advancing further into these languages and their literature. There is a Pacing Guide that breaks down the classroom activities of the course. Teaching students how to speak and write in these languages is a major part of the learning process for successful completion and advancement into high school where students can learn other languages like German and Latin.

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Education is about enabling one (and society) to live fuller, self sufficiently, and wisely. An educated person is capable of writing personal wedding vows, reading stories to their children, understanding/making political jokes, and even posing a credible argument to someone with whom with they disagree. Training young (or old) minds to think well and equipping them with tools is essential to society’s success.
As a recent graduate of college, I have had the opportunity to experience many styles of learning and teaching, along with many types of students. Rather than intelligence, I believe the most predictive quality of a student’s success is self-motivation. Therefore, a teacher ought to promote students’ self-esteem and foster their curiosity. Perhaps the best way to motivate students to learn is to make them accountable for the information. This can be accomplished by a variety of means such as peer teaching, collaborative efforts, and presenting information in a meaningful way.
Students have many challenges that they face on a daily basis that can make learning difficult. These can be anything from their home environment, socioeconomic status or a learning disability. No matter what challenges a student faces, they have a right to an excellent education that works for them. Each child is different, and therefore deserves a unique learning experience tailored for his or her specific needs.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Winston-Salem Educational News

  • Mandarin Language Magnet Program - The students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth School District can now add learning Mandarin Chinese to their curriculum. This is a big change for the school and a very exciting time. The students can take virtual tours of countries that speak this language on a daily basis. Some students will have the opportunity to be taught by teachers in other countries that speak fluent Mandarin Chinese and this learning starts as early as Kindergarten. This is what one would call educating our young people on a global level!
  • School Garden - The Downtown School in the Winston-Salem Forsyth School District is giving students in elementary and middle school a chance to put their green thumbs to use and grow some flowers and vegetables in their own greenhouse on the school premises. This is a great hands-on experience for the students. They are learning about irrigation systems and even growing earthworms because they need a place to flourish too. The students get to eat what they have grown; they have seen all their work come to reality from inception to full bloom.
  • Putting Computers in All Homes - It is an exciting time for students in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School District who can now have access to a computer they can call their own. Many parents were not able to afford computers for their school age children but the district had a program that taught parents how to use a computer and once they passed the program their children were awarded their own to use at home. Now parents can learn alongside their children. The parents made a commitment to make sure their children would not be left behind when it came to technology and completed the program to show them this is what is takes to make education successful.

Winston-Salem 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 Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem is a city located in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Nicknames for Winston-Salem include the “Twin City” due to its hyphenated name, and the City of Arts and Innovation. Its historic involvement in the tobacco industry have also earned it the nickname “Camel City”, after the brand of cigarettes. In 2012, CBS Moneywatch listed Winston-Salem among the top 10 best places to retire in the United States. In 2017, the both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal ranked the city as number 2 in their lists of the most livable downtowns in America.

In 1913, the current city of Winston-Salem was created by combining the cities of Winston, which was founded in 1849, and Salem, which was laid out in 1766 and incorporated in 1856. The town of Winston was named after Revolutionary War Hero, Joseph Winston. Today, the city has a diversified industry. Manufacturing in the city includes textiles, beer, food products, apparel, batteries, and more. Winston-Salem is also a large financial centre, and there are multiple banks headquartered in the city. Institutions of Higher Education found in the city include Wake Forest University, Salem College, Piedmont Baptist College, North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem State University and Forsyth Technical Community College.

In 2017, the population of Winston-Salem was 244,605, making it the fifth most populated city in the state of North Carolina and the 89th most populous city in the United States. 24.3% of the population was under 18, 25.8% of the population was between 18-34, 25.2% was 35-54, 11.5% was 55-64 and 13.3% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $40,898 in 2017.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Located in the historic district of Winston-Salem, the Old Salem Museums and Gardens consist of the town’s restored and reconstructed buildings. These buildings are staffed by living-history interpreters that present visitors with a view of Moravian life in the 18th and 19th century. There are also skilled Interpreters like tinsmiths, blacksmiths, cobblers, gunsmiths, bakers and carpenters, who practice their trades while interacting with visitors. About 70% of the buildings in the historic district are original. Visitors to the Old Salem Museums and Gardens can participate in a self-guided walking tour, or go on one of the tours guided by a museum educator.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

The house of the Reynolda House Museum of American Art was built by Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband R. J. Reynolds, who was the founder of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1965,the house opened to the public as an institution dedicated to the arts and education, and as an art museum in 1967. The museum displays a collection of American art from the colonial period to the present. Artists displayed at the museum include Frederic Church, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Cassatt and Gilbert Stuart. In 2005, the museum opened the Charlie Babcock Wing, with a gallery space for travelling exhibitions. The museum usually puts on a show in the wing during the fall and spring.

Kaleideum Downtown and Kaleideum North

The Kaleideum was formed in July 2016 when the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, merged with SciWorks, the Science Center and the Environmental Park of Forsyth County. The museum operates two locations, Kaleideum Downtown, which was previously The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, and Kaleideum North, which was formally SciWorks. Kaleideum North consists of a 30,000 square feet building with exhibit space, an environmental park, and a planetarium. The exhibit space contains galleries on a variety of topics including the geography and geology in North Carolina, the human body, physics, sound and technology. At the environmental park, visitors can see animals such as river otters, white-tailed deer, and more.

Interesting Facts

  • A notable business that got its start in Winston-Salem was Krispy Kreme donuts! Which opened its first donut shop there in 1937.
  • Salem College was founded in 1772, and is the oldest women’s college in the United States.
  • In 1889, the towns of Winston and Salem consolidated their post offices, but it wasn’t until 1913 when they officially merged.
  • The Wells-Fargo Center, formally the Wachovia building, located in downtown Winston-Salem is the tallest building in the region.
  • The city of Winston-Salem created the first arts council in the United States in 1949.

Chalk Talk: The Role of Certification Programs

Many people, at one time in their life, will decide if they are going to college or not. What about those individuals that decides not to travel down the college road? Well there are skills one can obtain through specialized training and even specialized schools. Professionals with computerized skills are always going to be needed in 'Corporate America' because these types of skills require one to fix problematic situations in a fast-paced environment. The person will need to keep their skills current because technology changes so rapidly. Education comes in all forms whether in a formal classroom setting or on-the-job training.

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