The South Bend Community School Corporation operates in the city of South Bend in St. Joseph County. South Bend is situated on the St. Joseph River near its southernmost bend and is 96 miles east of Chicago, Illinois. The corporation is one of the largest school corporations in Indiana with a total of 34 schools including 18 primary centers, 10 intermediate centers, and six high schools. Primary centers include Grades K–4, and intermediate centers cover Grades 5–8. In the South Bend Community School Corporation, students and their parents can tailor an educational path that provides both a good education and personal fulfillment. The corporation also maintains a Facebook page with information for students and parents.
All primary grade students are taught a curriculum of subjects based on the Common Core instructional guidelines. Students also have access to online resources to enhance their education. By attending these centers, students can use the Internet to access websites like Inspire, a digital link to the Indiana State Library, and World Book, which offers links to a variety of resources. One of the primary centers, Hamilton Traditional School, is a Four Star School. This magnet school offers advanced language arts and social studies programs. The Marquette Primary Montessori Academy, an American Montessori Society member, provides a unique approach to education by using multi-age, prepared learning environments. Perley Primary Center is a magnet school that integrates a fine arts program into the academic curriculum. Parents in South Bend can find a school that meets their children’s needs, regardless of their learning style and interests. Primary Centers in the city of South Bend include Coquillard Primary Center, Darden Primary Center, Hamilton Traditional School, Harrison Primary Center, Hay Primary Center, Kennedy Academy, Lincoln Primary Center, Madison Primary Center, Marquette Primary Montessori Academy, McKinley Primary Center, Monroe Primary Center, Muessel Primary Center, Nuner Primary Center, Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy, Swanson Primary Center, Tarkington Traditional School, Warren Primary Center, and Wilson Primary Center.
As with the primary grades, all students attending the Intermediate Centers are taught a general curriculum of subjects that uses the Common Core guidelines. In addition to this, enhanced learning opportunities are also available. The Dickinson Intermediate Center is a fine arts magnet school where the fine arts program is integrated into the academic curriculum. LaSalle Intermediate Center is a National Blue Ribbon School and Indiana Four Star School that offers high-ability students general academic courses as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) courses that will prepare them for advanced technology classes in high school and college. Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School, a magnet school that focuses on a back-to-basics philosophy, earned an “A” grade from the Indiana Department of Education. As with the Primary Centers, parents can find an Intermediate Center that meets their children’s needs. Intermediate Centers in the city of South Bend are Brown Intermediate Center, Clay Intermediate Center, Dickinson Intermediate Center, Edison Intermediate Center, Greene Intermediate Center, Jackson Intermediate Center, Jefferson Intermediate Center, Lasalle Academy, Marshall Intermediate Center, and Navarre Intermediate Center.
There are six high schools that offer instruction to prepare students with different interests for life after graduation. Clay High School offers a visual and performing arts magnet program. Riley High School is an engineering magnet school. Washington High School offers a medical/allied health sciences magnet program. Rise Up Academy is a non-traditional high school that offers courses to juniors and seniors who do not have enough credits to graduate. South Bend New Tech High School offers a project-based curriculum with a one-to-one computer-student ratio. Adams High School offers six subject groupings for the International Baccalaureate Program. Each of the high schools encourage students to participate in sports and clubs to enhance their academic education. Some of the sports that are available at these high schools include soccer, tennis, cross country, football, golf, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, swimming, dance, pom pom, wrestling, baseball, track and field, and softball.
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