Welcome Students and Families,
I am excited for the school year! Our staff, both returning and new to EA, is committed to preparing our students to succeed in a four year college, in their community, and in life.
The first step in this journey is to cultivate a community in which all individuals support each other to reach this goal. We will continue to focus on modeling our core values, behaving as scholars, and making safe choices.
Discipline: We discipline ourselves so no one else has to.
Growth: We are committed to lifelong learning and personal growth.
Community: We work hard and take responsibility for the success of all members of our community.
Justice: We are empowered agents of change for social justice and equity.
Respect: We seek to see the best in each other and treat one another with dignity. We give respect in order to get respect.
For our students to truly be prepared to succeed in college, they must be proficient in the four academic competencies: analysis, research, inquiry, and creative expression. This requires our students to be able to think, read, and write critically. Teachers will be using similar literacy strategies across all content areas and asking students to think, read, write and speak with evidence. In addition, we’ll continue to build our reading muscle through Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) for 20 minutes four days a week. Our goal is for all students to grow at least 1.5+ grade levels in reading.
We will also continue to push all students to earn a 2.7 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher each marking period, which makes it much more likely for students to be accepted into a Cal State University (CSU).
In order to meet our goals, we need families to participate. Please check your student’s planner every night, as the expectation is that they are writing down homework and other important information in it daily. Thank you in advance for supporting and encouraging your students as they pursue acceptance to a four-year college!