Hornet Enrichment Academy
"Building a Culture of Excellence"
The Hornet Enrichment Academy is the non-traditional learning community of Beech Grove High School. The academy offers an integrated curriculum where students complete the required credits for graduation earning a General or Core 40 diploma, and participate in career and service learning opportunities. Students receive additional programming and support through a structured wellness and mentoring program with a focus on personal growth and accountability.
HEA Pyramid of Success
The HEA Pyramid of Success is the foundation on which the HEA learning community is established, and includes eleven core components that support program goals.
An overview of the Pyramid of Success:
Relationships: The foundation of the Hornet Enrichment Academy is the relationships that are established and developed between students and other students, students and teachers, students and mentors, students and the community, and school and family.
Motivation: Students who attend the Hornet Enrichment Academy have , for individual reasons, struggled with finding purpose and commitment to their educational program. The Hornet Enrichment Academy is structured so that students engage in non-traditional program design that is focused on motivating students to achieve the number one goal of the program, graduation from Beech Grove High School.
Mentoring: The Hornet Enrichment Academy will provide a structured mentoring program to all of its participants. Mentoring is a developmental partnership through which one person shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else. We all have a need for insight that is outside of our normal life and educational experience. The power of mentoring is that it creates a one-of-a kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.
HEA Learning Community
Students engage in both traditional classes and online learning. Class size is limited to facilitate an individualized learning experience for each student.
Accountability is an essential life skill, and mentors support the academic progress of online learners through consistent progress conferences.
Students receive individualized academic support from HEA mentors, including one-on-one instruction.
Instruction: Instruction at the Hornet Enrichment Academy is delivered through an online curriculum as well as traditional classroom instruction. Class placement is determined based on individual need.
English / Integrated Reading is a required course with the format of a traditional classroom with direct instruction from the classroom teacher. The course is designed to develop proficiency in reading and writing skills at all grade levels. It also challenges students to improve their oral communication skills. This course includes critical thinking strategies, reading and writing processes, and recognition and composition of a well-developed text. In addition to reading a variety of short stories, non-fiction articles, poetry, drama, speeches, and autobiographies, students also infer ideas from visual and multimodal texts. This course guides students in the close reading process while developing critical analysis of different pieces of literature. Throughout the course, students actively engage in productive talk. Upon completion, students should be able to apply those skills toward understanding a variety of texts at the career and the college ready level and be able to craft a well-developed essay.
Plant and Soil Science: Provides student with opportunities to participate in a variety of hands on learning activities including laboratory work. Topics covered include: the taxonomy of plants, the various plant components and their functions, plant growth, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, diseases and pests, and their management. The course also explores the basic components and types of soil, fertilizers, and conservation, and career opportunities in the field. This course fulfills a science requirement for the General diploma, or an elective credit for a Core 40 diploma.
Students prepare and submit a Senior Portfolio. Our graduating seniors schedule and participate in a professional interview with one of our district administrators to discuss the portfolio and their future goals.
Students engage in a variety of learning opportunities outside the classroom.
Students participate in volunteer opportunities in Beech Grove and the surrounding area.
Life Skills and Wellness Initiative
- Promote overall student health and wellness.
- Promote career readiness and workplace accountability.
- Support the development of civic responsibility.
- Support the development of healthy life choices.