Sept. 28– No School Sept. 29– Half-day Oct. 21 - Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC), 4-7p Oct. 22 - Half-day PTC, 1-7p Oct. 23– No School Nov. 25-27 – No School Nov. 30 - NTHS Induction, 6:00p.m, ESHS PAC Dec. 18 - Half-day Dec. 21-Jan. 5 - No School
The Career Center has four building goals: Improve student achievement on TSA (Technical Skills Attainment) results, improve attendance percentage, improve the level of math skills, and improve work-based learning opportunities for our students. TSAs are end of course assessments that measure the knowledge students have gained in their program. The individual criteria related to each goal is listed in the Career Center Building Improvement Plan and can be found on the district website. ESACC programs require students to learn safety procedures to start the year. The trades programs are building a home on May Street, which is part of a two– year project that the Carpentry, Electrical, and HVAC programs are completing. Carpentry and Electrical are teaching safety units on-site, and are also working daily at May Street. HVAC is still in the planning process and will begin installing duct work within the month. Most of the framing is complete in the home as well as the external siding. The electrical class is running a trench to the house and will begin interior electrical work soon. ESACC focuses on both academics and skills. A trend that we see with all of our sending schools is math results are not where they should be. Our math coach, Jenny Cogburn, is in her third year of helping ESACC do its part to support each of our sending schools with weekly school wide ACT-related math problems. Teachers give the ACT math problem as bell-work every Monday and students receive feedback. We want every Career Center student to leave our school possessing those necessary basic math and algebra skills necessary for college and career opportunities. We also host three ACT Boot Camps during the school year, which are offered during the school day and taught by our English teacher and Math Coach. For several years now, all ESACC students are required to take English IV, which is an embedded credit and each student completes a rigorous and relevant English curriculum during the school year. Other instructional improvements this year involve teachers collecting and reporting data more often, using Google Classroom as a school wide platform, and a continued focus on Project-Based Learning.