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
TWO-HOUR DELAY ON FRI, MARCH 6TH
Envision Science Academy will open on a 2-hour delay on Friday, March 6, 2015, due to icy road conditions. Carpool will begin at 10:00 AM, and school will start at 10:30 AM.
Join us for Spirit Night at Milton's Pizza and Pasta in Wakefield Commons on Tue, March 10th from 5:00-7:00 PM. Mention "Envision Science Academy" when you place your order, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Envision Parents in Action (EPA).
We are collecting orders for spirit wear from now until Fri, March 13th. Visit mystore.davintee.com/esa to make your purchase. Place your t-shirt orders now, or order long-sleeve tees for next year.
Spring Fun Run
The spring fundraiser will be a FUN RUN, complete with music and excitement! The Fun Run will be held on Thur, April 2nd during the students' specials classes. We encourage parents to attend. Information packets and donation envelopes will be sent home in Tuesday folders on March 17th.
Design Challenge Fair
NCSU Visits Envision
Envision recently 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."
Now Accepting Resumés
In addition, Envision’s student body is growing, and we are looking to expand our administrative team, teaching staff, and support personnel. We will offer grades K–7 for 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.
EOG Testing Schedule
Below is the schedule for the 2014-2015 End of Grade (EOG) tests:
EOG Reading: May 26, 2015 (Gr. 3-6)
EOG Math: May 27-28, 2015 (Gr. 3-6)
EOG Science: May 29, 2015 (Gr. 5 only)
June 1-4, 2015 are makeup days. No scheduled absences will be approved for 3rd-6th graders on EOG administration days.
Grade Level Communication
Please visit your child's grade level website often for pertinent information, homework, newsletters, and announcements. You can access the grade level websites by selecting the "Staff" tab, and clicking on your child's grade. At the top of the page, you will see a link directing you to the grade level website. Don't forget to visit the Specialists' website as well to learn more about what your child is doing each week.
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.
Mar 9: Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 10: Spirit Night at Milton's
Mar 13: Deadline for Spirit Wear Orders
Mar 14: Deadline to Accept/Decline Seats
Mar 19: EPA Meeting
Mar 20: End of Third Quarter
Mar 21: Admissions Package Available
Mar 23: NO SCHOOL-Teacher Work Day
In this section, you'll receive the latest updates and pertinent information about the school from our principal, Steve Pond.
Check out The Scoop with Coop, a newsletter written by our Assistant 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.
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.
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.