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Academics

Every child in Shelby County needs to be ready for our ever-changing world. Our district's purpose and direction is summed up in the big goal:

All students will be college and career ready when they graduate.

To achieve such a vision, we focus on the benchmark of ensuring a full year’s academic growth each year, and to accelerate growth if a student needs to “catch up.” SCPS is aligning our classroom environments with real world challenges to prepare our students for rigorous higher education coursework, career challenges, and a globally competititve workforce. We have a dedicated focus to 21st Century learning skills.

21st  Century Learning (The Four C's)

Critical thinking, effective communication, creative engagement, and purposeful collaboration are the main pieces we purposefully encourage in our students. Providing opportunities and resources to help them develop independence and self-direction, while extending their learning beyond the walls of the classroom, drives our decisions.

Thinking and Data

SCPS believes the best classrooms challenge students to think and offer them chances to share their thinking. We are not driven by one test or one piece of data. Instead, we use multiple sources of data to enhance our instruction as needed for the individual child. Our fundamental challenge is to instill curricular wisdom - students displaying mastery of standards, while possessing a deeper understanding of their influence on the world around them.

Together

We are only a part of the effort helping students reach their dreams. We are here to partner with you, parents and students, and know that open communication is the best tool we have in that partnership.
 


Academic Spotlight

 

Links

Elementary

http://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.turtlediary.com/

Math

http://www.khanacademy.org/

http://www.aaamath.com/ (link for Spanish Version)

http://www.figurethis.org/index.html (NCTM) (Spanish)

http://www.funbrain.com/numbers.html

http://www.math-play.com/

Reading

http://www.shelsilverstein.com/indexSite.html

http://www.starfall.com

Spelling

http://www.tvokids.com/games/spellingbee

Science

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/index.htm

Social Studies

http://www.50states.com/

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/underground_railroad/index.htm