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Yuma District and Curriculum

Both the Yuma Elementary School District One and the Yuma Union High School District # 70 follow the Standards of the Arizona Department of Education. The Yuma elementary schools provide an enriched curriculum where children experience an excellent education and are challenged to develop their abilities so that they become responsible citizens within the Yuma community. The high schools, as well, provide a rich broad-based curriculum and prepare their students for college, the workforce and beyond. The Yuma Union High School District also provides an alternative school with differentiated learning programs to provide every student with an outstanding educational experience.

We currently cover the following Yuma-area school districts: Yuma School District One and Yuma Union High School District.

Schools in Yuma include:

James D. Price Elementary School is located on 1010 Barranca Road Yuma Provi, Yuma, AZ 85365, James D. Price Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 928-329-4279.  The number of students enrolled at James D. Price Elementary School is under 100. Therefore, students, teachers and other staff members can all get to know each other. The school is located on the Yuma Proving Grounds. The mission of the school is to prepare students to succeed in a global community. The vision is for students at the school to exceed Arizona State Standards in a safe and socially acceptable environment. One of the goals of staff at James D. Price Elementary School is increase every student’s reading ability. To do this, students participate in a two-hour literacy block every day. Students are also assigned a writing assignment for 45 minutes a day. According to the Arizona State Learning Standards, students in English Language Arts should be able to proficiently and independently read a variety of grade level appropriate texts. They should then be able to understand these texts and be able to determine the central idea of a text and how key details from the text contribute to that central idea. In writing, students should be able to write opinion and explanatory pieces of writing, including evidence to support their ideas. For more information on the English Language Arts tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Ron Watson Middle School is located on 9851 E 28th St, Yuma, AZ 85365, Ron Watson Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 928-502-7400. Staff at Ron Watson Middle School teaches provide a learning community where students are encouraged to achieve academic success and become positive citizens. According to Arizona’s state standards, students in grade 6 mathematics learn about ratios and proportional relationships and use these concepts to solve problems. They extend their knowledge of the number system, to understand operations such as multiplying and dividing fractions by fractions. Grade 6 students then work with algebraic problems and solve one variable equations and inequalities. In grade 6 English Language Arts, students demonstrate their reading skills by determining the central theme or idea of a text, and then using evidence from the text to support their ideas. In writing, students write argument to support their claims, making sure to include clear reasoning and relevant evidence. They also write informative texts and narratives, using appropriate writing techniques and proper language. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help your child with Mathematics and English Language Arts tutoring, please contact us.

Cibola High School is located on 4100 W 20th St, Yuma, AZ 85364, Cibola High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 928-502-5700. The school was originally established in 1988, and had an enrollment of 2574 students in the 2017-2018 school year. The school has a strong academic program, with a 95% graduation rate and a total of 33 Advanced Placement (AP) Classes offered. In order for students to graduate, students are required to complete a minimum of 22 credits. 4 credits in English, 4 in Mathematics, 3 in Science, 3 in Social Studies with 1 in World History, 1 in United States History, ½ in Government., ½ in Economics, 1 in Physical Education/Health, 1 in Art, and 6 Elective Credits. In addition, Cibola High School also offers other programs including a gifted program and special education program. Students can also participate in one of the many clubs and activities offered, such as Academic Decathlon, Amerian Sign Language, the Cibola Student Council, and more! After high school, many students decide to attend a post secondary institution. As part of the application process, many students take the SAT or ACT tests. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help with 1-on-1 SAT or ACT test preparation tutoring sessions, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Yuma District Curriculum

Each school in the elementary system and high school system follow the Common Core Standards set forth by the Department of Education and are particularly focused on English Language Arts (ELS) and mathematics. However the schools in the Yuma school districts follow, meet and often exceed the Core Standards in all subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Computer Technology, Physical Education and Health and Fine Arts. The mission of the school districts is to maintain their level of excellence, making sure that every student is at grade level or above and that every student graduates prepared to succeed in a global community.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Yuma Educational News

  • Yuma Elementary School District One Offers Discovery Club - As part of its program and services to the students in the Yuma Elementary School District, the administration offers several before- and after- school programs. One in particular is called the Discovery Club and is geared for school-age children, grades Kindergarten to six. This exciting club offers its participants activities designed to promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth of every student in the club. Activities such as arts & crafts, music, drama, sports and science are created so that each child's needs are met and monitored by trained professionals. The after-school Discovery Club promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, helps to build relationships through positive social interaction, and helps to expand and enrich the student's interests and educational knowledge.
  • Yuma Special Education Students Get a Taste of the Real World - The Olive Garden Restaurant in Yuma invited six special education students from Cibola High School to come to their restaurant to spend the day, follow the restaurant staff members and see what goes on behind the scenes. This event took place as part of National Disability Mentoring Day which is sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities. The six students are currently involved in the School-to-Work Transition Program set up by the Yuma Union High School District. Students in the School-to-Work Transition Program have opportunities throughout the school year to work at different businesses and organizations to see where they might obtain employment after graduation. During their day at the Olive Garden, the Cibola students wrapped silverware, completed specific prep work such as grating cheese, and cleaned parts of the restaurant to prepare for the lunch crowd. At the end of their day, the six students were invited to have lunch with the restaurant manager to congratulate them on a job well done.
  • Yuma Elementary Schools Promote Drug Prevention and Education - As part of their ongoing excellence in their programs and instruction, the elementary schools in Yuma Elementary School District organized a Red Ribbon Week early on in the school year. This special week was in coordination with an all-district drug prevention campaign. All students in the elementary schools were asked to wear a red ribbon during the week as part of a commitment to drug prevention and a commitment to a drug-free life. During the week, there were several informational sessions and daily themed-assemblies to educate the students on how to live drug-free. For example, "Sock it to Drugs" was scheduled for Tuesday, where the students could wear colorful socks. On Wednesday, students were allowed to wear red, white and blue as part of "Take a Stand for a Drug-Free Land" day. The week ended with all the students showing their school pride by wearing red for "Team Up Against Drug" Friday.

Yuma 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 Yuma, Arizona

The city of Yuma is located in Yuma County, Arizona. It is found within the southwest corner of Arizona, inside the Sonoran Desert. Yuma was originally incorporated in 1914. The main industries in Yuma are the military and agriculture. The city is the home to the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, and the Yuma Proving Ground. The air station conducts a yearly air show, and also trains many pilots. The Yuma Proving Ground tests new military equipment. Found along and north and west side of Yuma, is the Colorado River, which serves as a border between Arizona and California.

There is much to see and do in the city. Visitors can enjoy outdoor recreational activities, as well as many cultural and historic sites. The Yuma Crossing State Historic Park commemorates the cultural and educational development of western history. People interested in the arts can visit the Yuma Fine Arts Museum, which is recognized as one of the major art museums in the Southwest. The Yuma Theatre also houses a Kilgen Pipe Organ, which is one of the most expensive pipe organs ever made. It was originally played as an accompaniment to silent films.

In 2017, the population of Yuma was 95,502, making it the eleventh most populated city in the state of Arizona. 26.9% of the population was under 18, 17.9% of the population was between 18-34, 21.9% was 35-54, 9.2% was 55-64 and 14.2% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $44,216 in 2017.

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Yuma Territorial Prison opened in 1876 as the first prison in Arizona and operated for 33 years, housing 3069 prisoners. The prison was under continuous construction during its operation, and labor was provided by the prisoners. From 1910-1914, the Yuma Union High School occupied the buildings. Visitors to the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park can walk through the iron cells and solitary chambers prisoners once stayed in. The park now also contains a museum, which houses photographs and exhibits of the people who stayed there and the harsh conditions they had to endure. One of the notable inmates that stayed at Yuma Territorial Prison was Pearl Hart, a female, Canadian born outlaw in the American Old West. She committed one of the last recorded stagecoach robberies in the United States.

Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town

Found in the Castle Dome Mountains of Yuma County, the Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town preserve the history of a mining town that was once larger than the city of Yuma in 1878. At the Castle Dome Mines Museum & Ghost Town, visitors can see the old buildings that were the remnants of the old mining town, including mills, old saloons, a stamp mill, and more. There are over 50 buildings in 3 areas that are open to visitors, and here, they can get a firsthand look into the history of mining. The Castle Dome Mines are located close to the Colorado River, and expanded rapidly as more and more mineral deposits were discovered along the river. The city began to decline after mining activity decreased. In 1890, the mines reopened when there was a demand for lead in World War I and II. By 1978, all of the mines were shut down.

Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center and Museum

Historically, Arizona’s Sonoran Desert has been the site of a variety of military activities. The Yuma Proving Ground Heritage Center and Museum showcases the history of the Yuma Proving Ground, which is a multi-purpose test range facility used by the U.S. Army. Military Testing in Yuma began in 1943, when the Army tested portable bridges along the Colorado River. The Proving Ground has since helped to develop combat vehicles, aircraft, and multiple weapons systems. Artifacts in the museum range from World War II uniforms, cameras, computers, munitions, and more. There are 14 exhibit galleries in total, including galleries commemorating 9-111 and the War in Vietnam.

Interesting Facts

  • The city of Yuma receives on average 4133 hours of sunlight a year! The city has one of the driest, sunniest, and least humid climates of any populated place in the United States!
  • The city is a popular place for retirees as more than 85,000 make Yuma their winter residence!
  • One of the largest employers in Yuma is the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, which is one of the premier training grounds for military pilots. It’s pretty common to see planes flying over the city!
  • One of the festivals held in Yuma is Yuma Lettuce Days, which is held in the midst of growing season. The festival celebrates the fact that over 90% of the United State’s Winter Vegetable crops are grown in the Yuma area.

Chalk Talk: The Importance of Routine for Young Students

Human beings fear the unknown, and this is especially true for little human beings. Our little ones are still trying to find their place in the world and while they are looking, it is important that we as parents help them by creating stability and comfort in their lives. One way to help is by establishing routines and schedules. Kids need organization and need to know what is coming next, so to establish schedules and routines early on will help your child develop good habits and good behavior. These regular, established schedules and routines will decrease any anxiety and stress that your child may feel because they know what to expect and what will come next. Soon your little one will be cleaning up after themself, getting their teeth brushed and getting pajamas on all by themselves, because that is the routine you have established and they can do it.