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
2015-2016 Waiting List
Our enrollment period and lottery has ended for the 2015-2016 academic year. Any applications received between now and the end of the first quarter of the 2015-2016 school year will be added to the appropriate grade level waiting list. Please visit our enrollment and admissions page for additional information.
There are a few seats available in 3rd and 6th grade.
Picture Day is Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Students should wear their school uniforms and a big smile! These pictures will be going in our yearbook. Photo packages were sent home in students' Tuesday folders.
Join us for Spirit Night at Milton's Pizza and Pasta in both locations (Wakefield and Six Forks) on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Mention "Envision Science Academy" when you place your order and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Envision Parents in Action (EPA).
Charter School Workshop
On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Kwan Graham, Parent Advocacy Director of Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC) will host a Charter School Workshop at Envision Science Academy from 6:00-7:30 PM. She will discuss school related topics, such as what is a charter school, transitioning to a start-up charter, benefits of parental involvement, effectively communicating with teachers and school administration, and so much more.
School will be closed on Friday, September 4, 2015 because our staff will participate in professional development. School will also be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!
STEAM Implementation Rubric
Envision Science Academy completed its first year of operation in June 2015, which boasted a great start on the STEAM Rubric. This rubric also serves as a valuable planning tool for the 2015-2016 academic year. One of the foundational concepts to the growth of our STEAM academy is the achievement of at least the “Prepared” category in each of the elements in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s (NCDPI) STEM Attribute Implementation Rubric. More information will be provided as we continue to develop and implement our STEAM instructional program.
Back to School
Parents, please peruse our website for valuable information for back to school. For your convenience, here is a summary which provide all the important information in one place. Welcome back!
2015 Performance Framework
We are very excited and proud to share with you our first NC Charter School Performance Framework issued by the Department of Public Instruction. The purpose of the Framework is to establish expectations for performance and track a charter school's growth and improvement over time. This Framework has three distinct parts: (1) Academics, (2) Finances, and (3) Operations. Note that, as a new charter school, Envision Science Academy was not evaluated on the Academics part because we have no test scores from a previous academic year. The Framework guides (rubrics) for all three parts can be found on the Office of Charter Schools' Wiki page.
Highlights from 2014-2015
What a phenomenal 2014-2015 school year for Envision Science Academy! We could not have been successful without the tremendous support of our staff, young scholars, families, business partners, and community supporters. The ESA Board of Directors is taking this opportunity to share a few highlights from our inaugural year. More...
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.
Sep 1: School Picture Day
Sep 1: Spirit Night at Milton's
Sep 2: Charter School Workshop
Sep 7: NO SCHOOL-Holiday
Sep 18: School Spirit Day
Sep 21: Board of Directors Meeting
In this section, you will find newsletters from our Principal, Mr. Charles A. Fuller, where he shares information, thoughts, and plans for Envision Science Academy.
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.
Learn about the framework of our curriculum, which incorporates STEAM, Project Based Learning (PBL), and the 7E Model in our Power of STEAM newsletters.
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.
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