2Einstein Campuses Einstein Academies Valencia 7-12 San Diego K-12 Santa ClaritaK-6Agua DulceK-5Westlake, OhioHuntington Beach K-5
3What is a Charter School? Are open to the publicAre tuition-freeParticipate in State TestsEmploy credentialed teachersDo not discriminate
4WASCOur founding school is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). All AEA/Endeavour schools will go through the accreditation process when eligible.
5Why Do We Offer More?“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid.”--Albert Einstein
6Einstein Model High Academic Standards Safe Environment World LanguagesInterdisciplinary CurriculumS.T.E.A.MLeadershipCommunity ServicePerforming ArtsParental Involvement
7What is our Mission?The Endeavour Academy seeks to prepare students for 21st century careers and lives as members of a democratic society through an interdisciplinary educational experience that is rich in exposure to high priority languages, which may include: Mandarin, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and/or Arabic. In addition, the academy’s curriculum will provide students with tools to develop their intellectual, artistic, physical, technological, and social competencies, allowing them to graduate with a deep understanding of the relationships among disciplines, and the ability to continuously develop their intellectual integrity and curiosity through a lifelong love of learning.
9Campus SafetySchools should be physically secure and emotionally safe environments where learning can occur.Visitors must sign inBully-free zone
10Theory into Practice K-12 Core Subjects: Enrichment Subjects:● Math ● Art ● Music● Language Arts ● Drama ● Character Ed.● Science ● Sci. Lab ● P.E.● Social Studies ● World Languages● Community Service● Field Trips ● Guest SpeakersOur goal is to provide a well-balanced curriculum
15Sample Electives/Enrichment Visual Arts: Drawing, Painting, Three Dimensional Arts, Set DesignCamera: Photography, Filmmaking, Film Aesthetics, TV productionPerforming Arts: Theatre, Musical Theater, Dance, SkitsMusic: Voice, Choir, Guitar, PianoTechnology: Computer Science, Web design, Video Game Design, Robotics, AnimationCommunication: Journalism, Creative Writing, Speech and Debate, Yearbook, Newspaper
16Clubs & Extracurricular Activities Launch Pad Spirit ClubSpirit Assembly News ReporterCommunity Service ClubCheerleadingSportsDanceHomework ClubMusicGirl Scouts
17Field Trips Elementary Middle and High School Primary Grades: Local TripsZoo & Safari ParkLego LandButterfly SanctuaryAquariumSea WorldIntermediate Grades:Local and Distant TripsCA Adventure ParkSacramentoMuseums/CollegesBiz TownStar of IndiaColonial Days in HemetLocal BusinessesMiddle and High SchoolLocal and Distant TripsCollegesMuseumsNational and International TravelTheme ParksCompetitionsLocal Businesses
18Interdisciplinary Approach One concept covered over many subjects to show the interconnectedness of materialCrosscutting Concepts:PatternsCause and EffectFlows and CyclesNothing occurs in a vacuum
19World LanguagesGreek, Latin, Mandarin, Arabic, and Hebrew are in high demand by the US Government (FBI & CIA)Ties in with:MusicVisual and performing artsHistoryCultureCultural appreciation
20S.T.E.A.M A Framework for Teaching Across the Disciplines Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. STEAM Education aims to bring FUNctional literacy to all. It promotes bridging the gap between business and educational goals to create a more productive and sustainable global culture based on teamwork. This educational framework is for all disciplines and types of learners with the goal of being more engaging and naturally successful for all members of any educational system.
21Performing Arts In class performances Drama class/club Talent show Readers’ TheatreDebateDrama class/clubSchool wide performanceFundraising opportunitiesTalent showDinner TheatreSkitsThespian Society
22Visual Arts Art in class Art class Scene and set design Graphic art Follows standardsSupport curriculumScene and set designGraphic artCostume designFilmPhotography
23Music Music in daily lessons Used as a memorization tool Choir Music in performance art/danceClubsOrchestra and band
24Community Service Elementary: 10 Hours/year Middle School: 15 Hours/yearHigh School: 25 Hours/yearThe purpose of community service is to instill a sense of pride in the community and our role in that community.Think globally, act locallyPaul McCarthy
25Sample Calendar Work Days: August 6-16 Student Orientation: August 15 Start Date: August 19Labor Day: September 2Fall Break: September 3-6Veterans Day: November 11Thanksgiving: November 27-29Winter Break: December 23, 2013 – January 3, 2014Martin Luther King: January 20President’s Day: February 18Cesar Chavez Day: March 31Spring Break:Memorial Day: May 26Last Day of School: June 12180 Days of instructionNo minimum daysFall, winter, and spring break
26Sample Elementary Schedule Primary Grades7:30-7:55 Drop off8:00-9:10 Language Arts9:10-9:30 Recess9:30-10:15 Math10:15-11:00 Rotation 111:00-11:45 Lunch11:45-3:15 RotationsScience, Lab, Social Studies, Language, Art, P.E.Intermediate Grades7:30-7:55 Drop off8:00-9:30 Language Arts9:30-9:50 Recess9:55-11:15 Math11:15-12:00 Lunch12:00-3:15 RotationsScience, Lab, Social Studies, Language, Art, P.E.
31Enrollment and Lottery Application onlineLottery occurs when demand exceeds our capacity at a grade level and/or class.Founding parents status: parents who donate 200 hours of community service are exempt from the lottery process. Children are guaranteed admittance.Students not admitted will be placed on a waiting list in order.