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
Now 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.
Message from Dr. Scott
The latest edition of Dr. Scott's Newsletter is here! Dr. Scott talks about report card distribution, preliminary EOG scores (which look great, by the way), and the development of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).
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...
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...
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.
6th Graders Visit GE Aviation
Through our partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) of Eastern North Carolina, Envision 6th graders were invited to take advantage of an exclusive job shadowing event at GE Aviation in Durham. The JA Job Shadow program introduces students to professions and industries and leads them through a day on the job. During the GE visit, our students learned about the design of aircraft engines, explored how the engines operate, and took a tour of the impressive engine assembly plant.
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 13: Board of Directors Meeting
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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