Middle School Expansion Update

February 2014

Construction Update

Some internal demolition has begun at the new middle school site. The construction team meets weekly and EACS is well represented with Mr. Rossi, Ms. Mojica, and Dr. Beitzel. Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming months.

Expansion Updates

Dr. Beitzel is busy coordinating the expansion with multiple departments. Here's an update:

Hiring: Positions have been posted on PAReap, neacademy.net, Talent Ed, and all faculty rooms in the middle school site and the main campus. Know someone who is highly qualified? Make a referral to cfoster@neacademy.net and cc cbeitzel@neacademy.net.

Operations: Ms. Mojica heads up this expansion component and is busily working with the project manager, construction team, and outside vendors to ensure that the school will be completely safe, secure, and beautiful! Curious about the floor plans? Feel free to visit Dr. Beitzel in 1F for a document tour.

Instruction: The academic program is being developed with the help of Dr. Beitzel, Ms. Walinsky, and Ms. Diaz. Stay tuned for curriculum information in content, the Arts, and Exploring the Majors categories. Want to help with curriculum updating and/or writing? Please let Dr. Beitzel know of your interest.

Enrollment: We are expected to open in September 2014 with 525 total students in grades six through eight; 175 students per grade. Right now we are about 125 students shy of our goal. How can you help? Start talking about the middle school in your homerooms and classes. Get our current students excited about it so they will tell their families, friends, and neighbors.

Current enrollment for 2014-2015: 6th-116, 7th-149, 8th-136

Esperanza Academy Charter School

September 2000 welcomed 200 ninth grade students. Currently, EACS enrolls 950+ students in grades 6-12. With 2013 graduation (94%) and college acceptance (98%) rates, and consistently scoring above the PA state average in reading and math for Latino students, it is no wonder EACS was awarded a silver medal rating by US News as one of the best high schools in the nation.

What makes EACS unique is students declare a major of study by 9th grade and concentrate electives in real-world professions, students in grades 6-11 attend seminar where math, reading, and science are explored in more depth, high school students can enroll in nine AP courses, and blended learning allows for highly interactive classrooms.

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