Harrisburg Lobby Day
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Charter Renewal Updates
RSVP to Support your Child on Lobby Day, April 10!
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 10, 2019, to join other Eastern University parents and guardians as we travel to Harrisburg to meet with state representatives and state senators who have an influence on our school remaining open!
Our government relations experts are in the process of arranging a meeting with key elected officials. Show your support by sharing how Eastern Academy helped your child succeed academically and preparing him or her for college acceptance.
TRANSPORTATION is provided, but seating is limited. We will be leaving the school at 8:30 a.m. So RSVP TODAY by emailing email@example.com.
Sign Our Petition!
Have you yet signed the petition to keep Eastern Academy open? If not, please do so today. Click on the link below.
9th Grade Student Flies A Plane
This week 9th Grade student, Samir Cortez, had an experience that captures the very essence of what it means for us to be a Passion-Based School and to consistently provide students with real world learning opportunities aligned to their passion. Only in the 9th grade, Samir is serious about his passion for flying planes. Known for holding our students to the task of following through on their passion, Mrs. Whitaker arranged for Samir to take flying lessons at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. To everyone’s surprise, the trainer allowed Samir to operate the plan during take-off, landing, and much of the FLIGHT.
It is these experiences – beyond the classroom that provide exposure and hope – that will ultimately change the trajectory of a young person’s life. It is our belief that experiences of this nature will catapult Samir to engage even more into the world of aviation, apply for flight school, and eventually do the things necessary to become a pilot. We are committed to doing everything that we can to set Samir up so he can follow-through on his passion.
Without a doubt, this is why Eastern Academy Charter School believes in passion and purpose for young people. When students see, feel, and touch the reality of their future, often the pain of their past, environment, and challenges disappear. Samir has wrestled with many challenges, yet he finally got in the Air and it is our plan to do whatever we can so that he may FLY into his Future.
The rich experiences that our students are getting from the real world learning opportunities is one of the primary reasons as to why we are prepared to go to any length to save our school. May you all continue to stand with us as we SAVE THE ACADEMY!!! Click here for more.
Think Big! Live on Purpose! Excel at Life!
Eastern Academy Charter School (EACS) was founded in 2009 by Eastern University. The educational philosophy of EACS empowers students to pursue their passion in an early college learning environment while connecting their experience in the real world. The innovative mission of discovery-based learning experience is to develop logical reasoning and critical thinking. As an early college high school, students are afforded the opportunity to enroll in advanced courses at area colleges and universities. In addition to experiencing the educational stimulation of a college campus atmosphere, they qualify for dual credit, allowing them to graduate high school with college credits completed. Ninety percent of EACS students graduate on time and ninety percent graduated to post-secondary institutions, military or work The class of 2017 received close to $2.2 million in scholarship funds. The school was also awarded a Black Male Engagement Grant of $10,000 from the Knight Foundation and received national exposure from the nomination of its CEO, Omar Barlow, as a finalist for the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award’s Best Community Leader.
The mission of Eastern Academy Charter School is to provide a holistic, college-integrated learning community dedicated to the education of each student in the context of his/her unique interests. The school will provide students with an environment of excitement and early expectation through an integrative discovery-based learning experience that will develop logical reasoning, critical thinking, and purpose driven global citizens. The school will graduate self-directed, self-aware learners many of whom will have successfully mastered college level work.
Congratulations to the Eastern Academy Charter School 12th Grade on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since they were able to sell 46 yearbooks, Trees for the Future, will work to plant that many trees in the school's name.