EAST will provide many learning opportunities for our scholars. Our staff has been working to make sure that our classes are highly engaging so that our scholars will want to be here! We also have some of the best resources available, such as additional social workers, and counselors to support our scholars in achieving their best.
At EAST we are All in… All the Time!” This means that we nurture a culture of safety and respect among teachers, school leaders and other staff to create a successful educational experience for our scholars. We provide expanded opportunities for relationship building and engagement through school family groups, expanded social-emotional support, athletics, music and other activities.
Most importantly, our academic standards are top notch! We offer an expeditionary learning pathway for our Lower School (grades 6-8). We also offer an extended school day and extended time for math and literacy development for all of our scholars. There are advanced placement (AP) and early college classes for our Upper School (Grades 9-12); and opportunities to take electives, work on credit recovery and get support when needed. We also offer a model of support for our special education scholars and general education students who qualify. As an added benefit to our scholars, there is a pathway to careers option where scholars can choose to study Health Related Careers, Culinary Arts, Information Technology, Teaching, Business and other programs. And for those who may be falling behind, there will be alternative programs available such as East Evening School and Big Picture Learning. http://www.bigpicture.org/
For our English Language Learners, we offer a dual language program as well as a full continuum inclusive of integrated supports.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about all that EAST has to offer!
The Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) at the University of Rochester has just published a practitioner brief, Becoming Restorative: Three Schools Transitioning to a Restorative Practices Culture. Incorporating interview excerpts from teachers, social workers, principals, and students, this brief highlights the experiences of three urban schools.