Welcome to Envision Science Academy
At Envision, we are passionate about education and innovation. We are excited about the opportunity to serve our students and promote lifelong 21st century learners. Envision Science Academy is a K-8 STEAM public charter school that provides tuition-free education to all students. Join us in the pursuit of excellence at Envision.
”After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.” – Albert Einstein
Dr. Scott's latest newsletter is now available. In this edition, she talks about preparing for EOGs and the many fun activities during the last week of school. You will definitely want to read it since some of the activities involve water. Enjoy!
Our next Spirit Week is June 1-5, and students may dress in appropriate outfits that align with the following themes. If not in “themed-wear,” students should wear their uniforms.
Mon, June 1st: Tie-Dye Day
Tue, June 2nd: Twins, Triplets or Quadruplets Day
Wed, June 3rd: Nerd Day
Thu, June 4th: Pajama Day
Fri, June 5th: Casual Day
EOG Testing Reminder
Below is the schedule for the 2014-2015 End-of-Grade (EOG) tests:
EOG Reading: May 26, 2015 (Gr. 3-6)
EOG Math: May 27, 2015 (Gr. 3-6)
EOG Science: May 28, 2015 (Gr. 5 only)
Make-up Days: June 1-4, 2015
All proctors will need to report to the school each day by 8:15 AM and be prepared to stay until 1:00 PM, although most testing is completed before that time. You are assigned based on the availability you listed on Sign Up Genius.
Testing will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. All students are asked to arrive on time each day. No scheduled absences will be approved for 3rd-6th graders on EOG administration days. Please avoid scheduling appointments or keeping students home during EOG testing, unless they are sick or an emergency arises.
Volunteering Temporarily Suspended
There will be no parent volunteers from Monday, May 18th through Thursday, June 4th in preparation for our first EOG testing session. Thank you for all that you do throughout the year. Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.
Envision Science Academy is searching for an experienced, dynamic principal to manage the school and staff. We are seeking a principal who works collaboratively to implement the school mission, directs and nurtures school staff, and communicates effectively with board members, parents, and community partners. More...
EPA Election Results
Congratulations to Lisa Hollander and Yeshimabet Flanagan as the new president and secretary, respectively, of Envision Parents in Action (EPA) for the 2015-2016 academic year. Click here to read the minutes from the May 19, 2015 EPA general meeting.
SAVE THE DATE: June 4, 2015 - Jellybeans Skate Party
6th Grade School Newspaper
Our 6th grade students recently published a school newspaper. Click here to read about local and world news, music and sports, comics, and tips for the EOG. Excellent job, Eagles!
"The Eagle Roll"
We have a new school song! At the May board meeting, a group of very talented ESA students performed "The Eagle Roll," written by Samaya, Reece, and Addison. Click on the video below to see the wonderful performance. You can also sing along with the lyrics.
New Corporate Partner
We are extremely excited to announce our new partnership with SAS, who is providing an interactive online educational tool, called SAS Curriculum Pathways. The program encompasses resources, tools, and apps in language arts, math, science, and social studies with content that can be differentiated to meet varied needs. SAS Curriculum Pathways offers learner-centered activities with measurable outcomes and targets higher-order thinking skills. Materials align with the Common Core as well as State standards. SAS will also provide invaluable professional development for our teachers as well as consultants for our school as a whole.
Tours for Parents of Incoming Students
Parents for incoming students can see our teachers and students in action! Tour times will be at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM until May 26th when EOG exams begin. Then from May 26th to the end of the school year (June 5th), tours will be given in the afternoon at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Tour groups will be limited to 6 parents per group and will be 30 minutes long. All parents must bring ID and their Letter of Entry with them the day of their chosen tour.
These tours are in addition to the Q&A Sessions that are scheduled for new parents on May 19th (Grades 3 – 7) and on May 26th (Grades K – 2) at 6:30 PM in the school cafeteria.
Design Challenge Fair on WNCN
On April 30, 2015, Envision Science Academy held its 1st Annual Design Challenge Fair at NC State. Each design clearly encompassed all of the STEAM components. The students were contagiously excited, which is what we all want to see in learning. Click on the video clip below to view WNCN's coverage of the Design Challenge Fair. Photos from the event can be found here.Special thanks to our STEAM Team, wonderful staff, many parent volunteers, and sponsors and supporters who are listed below:
NCSU Visits Envision
Envision hosted two very distinguished guests from North Carolina State University (NCSU): Dr. Louis Martin-Vega, Dean of Engineering, and Dr. Laura Bottomley, Director of The Engineering Place and Women in Engineering. They were very impressed with the school and are excited about extending our partnership. NCSU will be hosting our 1st Annual Design Challenge Fair on their campus in April. We are also working with NCSU on various field trip opportunities, as well as engaging their students as mentors for our "Eagles."
The mission of Envision Science Academy is to provide innovative instruction through experiential learning with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) in order to prepare elementary and middle school students to compete, lead, and excel in the global marketplace.
May 26: New Parent Q&A Session for Grades K-2
May 26-28: EOG Testing
June 1-4: EOG Make-up Testing
June 1-5: Spirit Week
June 5: Last Day of School
Below is a message from the desk of Dr. Scott, our Interim Principal, where she shares her thoughts, information, and plans for the future of ESA.
Check out The Scoop with Coop, a newsletter written by our Associate Principal, Shaunda Cooper, where she talks about literacy and the latest school happenings.
In this section, Erica Prentice, our STEAM Curriculum Coordinator, talks about the framework of our curriculum, which incorporates STEAM, Project Based Learning (PBL), and the 7E Model.
STEAM is the integration of the arts with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Click here to learn more about STEAM.
The board receives regular updates from our development team, and our last report indicated we are still making progress and on track with respect to the timeline. There is no additional information we can provide at this time.
Our facilities committee and developers are hard at work on Envision's permanent site and facility project. The team has held numerous meetings in the past several months to refine the conceptual building program, which determines the number, types, and sizes of the spaces in the new building. Concurrently, over 40 potential building sites have been and are being considered and evaluated. These properties have been evaluated in the areas of cost, location, ingress/egress, usability/feasibility, traffic impact, environmental requirements, etc. While progress has been good, the identification of the best alternatives is extremely complex and requires multifaceted considerations and sensitivities. More updates will follow as choices are solidified and can be publicized.
Now Accepting Resumés
Envision’s student body is growing, and we are looking to expand our team. We will offer grades K–7 in the 2015-2016 academic school year. We are currently accepting resumés for several positions; click on the Careers tab to view job descriptions for the various opportunities.
Be sure to add your email address to our distribution list for the latest news and updates. You can sign up on our Contact page or text JoinEnvision to 33233.