Here is information that parents may find useful.
Below are a series of links designed to help parents with a variety of topics. Check them out:
Scotia-Glenville's Non-Resident Tuition Rates
Common Core Learning Standards
Here is the Parent and Family Toolkit for Common Core Implementation website about the Common Core Learning Standards - http://engageny.org/parent-and-family-resources
Online college courses offered at many New York colleges
New York has more than 372 post-secondary institutions, of which 64 offer online programs. Of these accredited online colleges, 16 are public four-year colleges or universities, 15 are public community or technical colleges and 33 are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools.
This website shows the accredited online college courses that may be a help for some students: http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/New-York/
Free 5-hour driving class being offered at Martin, Harding and Mazzotti
Martin, Harding & Mazzotti is offering free 5 Hour Classes at their offices on Troy-Schenectady Road in Niskayuna.
The classes are being offered throughout the year to high school students. If you are a high school student and wish to register for a class, follow this link to enroll: http://www.1800law1010.com/five_hour_course_registration/index.php
S-G’s 111-page APPR plan approved by state
January 9, 2013
Scotia-Glenville’s Annual Professional Performance Review Plan (APPR) for teachers and principals was accepted by the state Education Department in a Jan. 9 letter from Commissioner of Education John King. [MORE]
Here is the plan (PDF)
Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council
The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council is a non-profit organization serving parents in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady counties. The council is a resource and referral agency, providing services for parents seeking New York State licensed child care. The council's website is: http://www.cdcccc.org/
Capital District Center for Independence
Capital District Center for Independence is a private not-for-profit (501(c)(3), community-based Independent Living Center (ILC), located in Albany, NY which provides non-residential services to over 1,250 people with disabilities annually living in the Greater Capital District of New York State.
The Center for Independence promotes independent living for people with disabilities through a wide variety of services, information, education outreach and trainings to people with disabilities. Services provided by the Center include advocacy and self-help instruction, which includes a peer-based approach to managing one’s affairs, the development of self-determination, decision-making skills, self-advocacy skills, assistance in day-to-day community participation, and other social roles to maintain or regain their independence in the community. The center's website is: http://www.CDCIweb.com/index.html
September 12, 2011
The Board of Education has adopted the district's Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) plan. The new evaluation program begins in the 2011-12 school year for teachers of English Language Arts and mathematics in grades 4-8 and their principals and for all teachers and principals in the 2012-13 school year. [MORE]
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Response to Intervention (RTI) is a process used in schools to provide well-designed instruction, closely monitor all students' progress and provide additional instructional supports to students who are not meeting grade level expectations. Read more here (PDF).
Written Report to the Board of Education about RTI (October 22, 2012)
Slide presentation to the Board of Education about RTI (October 22, 2012)
A Parent's Guide to Special Education
Download the Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 A Parent's Guide in PDF (updated May 2002)
New York State testing programs
This site details the state's testing program: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/testingprogram.html
Check out this website -
http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests - which offers
free tests in AP, SAT, ACT and other tests students take every
February 6, 2012
Here is a PDF brochure from the state about the revamped testing program [MORE]
Here's an overview of the Grades 3-8 program in PDF
Download the Parent's Guide to Grades 3-8 testing and information from the state Education Department about the testing program, both in PDF
SAT/ACT testing preparation
This site features on-line practice tests at no charge for the SAT: http://www.proprofs.com/sat/
and ACT: http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/index.html.
Here is another site offering test prep questions for the ACT - http://www.exam2jobs.com/act-test.html
Drug abuse information
Here is an on-line newsletter about drug use and abuse by teens.
Flu season information
Here is information from The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. Here is a pdf document about the flu.
The NY State Regents recommends reading 25 books a year and writing 1,000 words a month. Here are some suggestions from the Scotia-Glenville library media specialists.
This information is about disability awareness: http://nichcy.org/families-community/awareness
Help with various elementary, intermediate and high school exams
The StudyZone.org website through the Oswego City Schools in collaboration with the state Department of Education may help parents better understand state tests.
Help with math
US Department of Education websites
The US Department of Education has several links to parent websites at http://www.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml?src=pn
Check out these US Department of Education publications for parents for helping your child learn to read, do homework and succeed in host of other areas at http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/tools-for-success/index.html.