As an Envision Academy student, you can expect to work hard, but you can also expect to have FUN. We know that extracurricular activities are an important part of your high school experience, so we strive to offer the same opportunities as bigger schools. Our students participate in a wide variety of sports, clubs and other non-academic programs. We have dances, student leadership opportunities, pep rallies, fundraisers and field trips, giving our students many ways to explore their interests and discover new passions. If students are interested in activities that we cannot offer, they can start a new club or we will help them find organizations within the community to join.
We know that some very valuable, real-life learning takes place outside school walls, and our staff seeks out exciting and educational field trips to enrich the classroom experience. All Envision Academy students take at least one field trip to a college campus each year, where they learn about college life, academic programs and the admissions process. Individual classes or grade levels will also take trips to a variety of places. Permission slips, signed by a parent or guardian, are required for every student attending a field trip. Specific information and permission slips will be sent home 1-2 weeks before any field trip. Parent chaperones are always needed – please talk to your student’s advisor if you would like to chaperon an upcoming trip.
Recent field trips include:
- Cal Shakes
- Destiny Arts
- Bay Bridge Construction Site
- Slide Ranch
- 9th Grade U.C. Berkeley Overnight Trip
- various college trips
One way we create and engage a tight-knit community at Envision Academy is to make sure all students and staff come together at weekly Community Meetings. This time is used to cover important announcements, school business and upcoming events. Community meetings also include spirit competitions, film screenings and guest speakers. They are important bonding times for our community and legendary for producing some of the most memorable moments in Envision Academy history!
Clubs at EA are almost entirely student led, giving students a chance to exercise leadership skills around something they are passionate about. Students can petition at any time to form a new club, and only need a faculty sponsor who agrees to oversee the club. We strongly encourage students to create new clubs to explore their interests. Current EA Clubs include: Yearbook, Step Team, Rock Climbing, Theater Team, Cheerleading, and Chess Club.
Associated Student Body (ASB)
Looking to exercise your leadership skills? The ASB is the best way for students to get active and have a voice in how the school is run. The ASB is made up of student leaders that drive school culture by organizing activities, dances, spirit weeks, community meetings and student justice panels. ASB members also host campus visitors and make outreach presentations at middle schools. Elections are held in September, and positions last the entire school year.
Summer Search is a non-profit organization that finds resilient low-income high school students and inspires them to become responsible and altruistic leaders by providing year-round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network. Each year, they reserve a handful of spots specifically for EA students, and MANY of our students have had life changing experiences because of their participation in Summer Search. For more information, go to http://www.summersearch.org/
Family Teacher Council
The Envision Academy Family Teacher Council (FTC) is dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for parents to be involved in ways that enrich all students at EA. Through involvement in the FTC, families connect and support one another, exercise leadership skills, and have a say in their child’s education.
Contact our School Manager, Lucy Lujano at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved/participate in this important group. The FTC meets once a month, on Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm. Make sure you join our email list so we can keep you up to date on important announcements via our newsletter.
What We Do
- Attend Monthly Meetings
- Organize Volunteer Activities
- Plan Fundraising Events
- Discuss School Issues
- Collaborate With Staff on Improvements
- Help Out on Campus
- Throw Parties, Events, Picnics and Gatherings
2015-16 FTC Meeting Schedule
Meetings are generally on the first Thursday of each month, except where noted below, and always from 6:oo-7:30pm at Envision Academy. FTC Meetings for the 2015-16 school year are:
- September 3
- October 1
- November 5
- January 7
- February 4
- March 3
- April 14 (2nd Thursday)
- May 12 (2nd Thursday)