Academics

Photo of a student in class at Tanglewood Elementary School.

The administrators and educators in the South Glens Falls Central Schools believe in the district’s mission statement: Through collective partnerships develop self-motivated, confident, and competent citizens, capable of making life decisions that reflect responsibility and a respectful appreciation of a heritage rich in cultural diversity and supportive of individual and collective opportunities for achievement.

Common Core Learning Standards

The Common Core is a set of shared educational goals and expectations meant to ensure that students in all schools in New York and across the country are held to rigorous standards that will prepare them for college and/or a viable career after high school – and help them compete for jobs with their peers from other countries. Studies show that the majority of future jobs will require a college diploma; however, some research indicates that four out of 10 high school graduates are not currently prepared to succeed in college or advanced-level training programs.

The Common Core State Standards were developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, with input from parents, students and educators from across the country – as well as consideration of international standards. New York began implementation of its version of the standards – the Common Core Learning Standards – in the 2012-2013 school year. (Information from the Capital Region BOCES School Communications Portfolio)

Read a Common Core Overview by clicking here.

NYS Report Cards

Each year, New York State releases report cards that provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, and fiscal data for public and charter schools, districts, and the state as a whole. View the South Glens Falls Central School District Report Cards here.

State Assessments

The New York State Education Department mandates that all public school districts give state tests in English language arts, math and science to all students in grades 3-8. High school students in New York State are required to pass five Regents exams in order to graduate – in English, Math, U.S. History & Government, Global History and one science subject area.

Regents Exams Jan. 24-27
Grades 3-8 NYS English Language Arts Assessments March 28-30
Grades 3-8 NYS Math Assessments May 2-4
Grade 4 & 8 NYS Science Written Assessment June 5
Regents Exams June 13-23

Report card issue dates for elementary

Trimester 1
Report Card Issue Date: Dec. 9, 2016

Trimester 2
Report Card Issue Date: March 17, 2017

Trimester 3
Report Card Issue Date: June 21, 2017

Report card issue dates/marking period dates for MS/HS

Marking Period 1
Report Card Issue Date: Nov. 18, 2016

Marking Period 2
Report Card Issue Date: Feb. 3, 2017

Marking Period 3
Report Card Issue Date: April 13, 2017

Marking Period 4
Report Card Issue Date: June 30, 2017