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
Open House for all ESA students and parents is on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. You'll be able to meet the administrators and teachers, pick up your carpool tag, learn about before/after-care, and so much more.
3:00-4:30 PM for Grades K-3
3:00-3:30: Grades K-1 in cafeteria; Grades 2-3 in classrooms
3:30-4:00: Grades 2-3 in cafeteria; Grades K-1 in classrooms
4:00-4:30: Tour/Meet & Greet
5:00-6:30 PM for Grades 4-7
5:00-5:30: Grades 4-5 in cafeteria; Grades 6-7 in classrooms
5:30-6:00: Grades 6-7 in cafeteria; Grades 4-5 in classrooms
6:00-6:30: Tour/Meet & Greet
Click here for more details from Mr. Fuller.
We have started to update our staff bios and photos. Although the pages are incomplete, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the wonderful staff and teachers who will be supporting and instructing our young scholars in the 2015-2016 academic year. Thank you for your patience as we diligently continue to upload this information.
Welcome Our New Principal
We are happy to introduce our new principal, Charles A. Fuller, to Envision Science Academy!
Mr. Fuller has been an educator for 32 years. He served as the principal of Franklinton High School in Franklin County for almost 10 years. Most recently, he held the position of Director of Secondary Education in Franklin County, working directly with all of the middle and high schools. Mr. Fuller has a Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University and Master of School Administration degree from UNC-Greensboro. Currently, he is enrolled in the doctoral program at N.C. State University, working toward an Educational Doctorate in Administration and Supervision.
Please review our updated Dress Code for the 2015-2016 academic year. We have added new colors and other uniform options. Remember, our uniforms are logo-free and may be purchased at any store.
Staggered Kindergarten Entry
Staggered kindergarten entry will take place over the first 4 days of school: August 3–6, 2015. One-fourth of the kindergarten class will come to school each day so that teachers can complete initial assessments. On Friday, August 7th, ALL Kindergarten students will report to school. Each day will be a full day of school. Student assignments for this first staggered week of school will be distributed at Open House.
Still Accepting Resumés
Hurry if you want to join our STEAM Team! There are only a few positions left!
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.
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...
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.
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.
July 28: Open House
Aug 3: First 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.
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