Student Academic Expectations/goals are broadly divided by Grade and defined by subject matter. These include:
- Language Arts – Mechanics, Reading and Writing expectations. Speaking and Listening Skills
- Math – Calculations, mental Skills, and problem-solving skills
- Science and Social Studies – content driven by grade and tested for comprehension, writing skills, teamwork and project management.
- Foreign Language – acquire the knowledge of a second language.
The objective is to evaluate the student on a balanced portfolio of measures that will assess the effectiveness of the curriculum in accomplishing student competency in each subject. Student performance is measured on the following categories:
- Class work
- Assignments and projects
- Quarterly tests
- Standardized testing
There is constant feedback on student performance and everyday learning outcomes. The results are analyzed at the end of the year to make curriculum and instructional enhancements/changes.
Cedar Hill Prep Debate Wins Again! Garden State Debate League held their third inter school debate meet at Cedar Hill Prep School. Forty teams participated with 130 participants. The topics for debate were: Disney Movies Do More Harm Than Good; Ban Single Use Plastic Bags; Major League Baseball’s Plan to Cut Minor League Teams is Justified; All U.S. Presidential Primaries Should Be Held on the Same Day. Four teams from Cedar Hill Prep School finished in the top 10. Cedar Hill Prep School again won trophies for top school in the league and most number of wins. Congratulations debaters!
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.