|Helpful Information for Parents and Children|
Governor's Residential Programs Download this PDF for more information on this program for DCPS students.
The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) are month-long residential programs for current year tenth- and eleventh-grade gifted students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The goal of each Governor's School is to provide those who attend opportunities for intellectual as well as social and emotional growth. In the company of dedicated, highly skilled professionals representing a variety of careers, selected students are encouraged to establish and fulfill their academic goals. The programs are housed on various college campuses throughout the Commonwealth and are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, participating local school divisions and private schools, and the hosting institution.
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND DATES
On this page, you will find video resources to help students master the basics of mathematics of numbers and number operations. Videos and tutorials explain basic operations and help with the mastery of math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division--essential building blocks for success in mathematics.
On this site you will find a variety of resources to support learning math for students in grades K-8.
Want to help your child understand math concepts necessary to be successful in algebra? Below is a helpful list of some things your child will need to know and will be learning as early as kindergarten. Helping your child with the vocabulary used in math class will help him/her to be more successful. Often we parents know the math but not the language of math; for example, we may know that anything multiplied by zero will always be zero but not know that fact is called the multiplicative property of zero! Help your child learn the language and the math!
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Science is part of the world all around us. On this page, you will find video resources to help students connect science content to things they can see and experience. Videos, Interactive Explorations, and Interactive Videos engage students and encourage them to explore more on their own with your help.
Effective Communication empowers students not only in school but also in every facet of life. These video chapters and web resources will assist students with their written and verbal communication skills. Content areas included are grammar, composition, and mechanics from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Presidents and presidential elections in the United States are issues we review and find fascinating, no matter how close we are to Election Day. These video chapters and web resources will assist students with understanding the election process, as well as the powers of and people behind the U.S. presidency.
Even though we are only a few years into the twenty-first century, we can safely say that few areas of our lives have changed as dramatically as communication. Just when we started to get used to the idea of information literally at our fingertips through our computers and the Internet, the number of ways and the speed with which we can access information grew exponentially. Now we can send and receive pictures and video, even watch TV and movies on our cell phones. We can keep track of our friends and family wherever they are in the world through YouTube, Facebook, My Space, Twitter, virtual games, and other social networking tools. While all of these communications advances are exciting and filled with potential for good things, they also have tremendous potential for misuse. It is critically important for the safety and well-being of our young people that both at home and at school they are provided with knowledge and skills to use these powerful tools wisely.
On this page DCPS will share information that we believe will help parents and their children as they navigate their way around the cyber world.
NetSmartz (www.netsmartz.org) is a website maintained by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The site has a wide variety of resources for parents and their children.