Virtual Information Night - Fall 2020
ENVIRONMENTAL & ADVENTURE SCHOOL
All choice schools offer different programs. Participating in a choice school requires commitment to the school's vision, goals, and expectations.
As with any choice school, it is important that families consider whether Environmental & Adventure School (EAS) is a good choice for their child and family. This page is designed to highlight key points to consider in deciding whether to submit an application for the EAS lottery. In addition to the information presented here, we encourage you to browse our full website for more detailed information about the school and to help you make the best informed decision about whether EAS would be a good fit for your student and family.
We will be holding a remote information night Q&A-style event via MS Teams on Tuesday, November 17th at 6pm.*
*We ask you to carefully review the information on this page first, then join our live event with any questions on November 17th.
Click this link to hear/view the recorded Q&A session from November 17th: https://youtu.be/fOSor2UiT8s
- EAS has a rigorous middle school curriculum that will challenge your active learner.
- EAS is a 6th - 8th grade middle school open to students who reside within the Lake Washington School District boundaries.
- EAS maintains a total base enrollment of 140 students (6th, 7th, and 8th grades combined).
- EAS classes are multi-grade (mix of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders) in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, STEM, Art and Fitness. These multi-grade classes are referred to as Integrated groups.
- Curriculum at EAS is organized by theme instead of grade level. Due to the spiraling 3-year curriculum cycle at EAS, it is important that students who enroll in 6th grade commit to enrollment for the full three years of middle school to prevent significant gaps in critical LWSD middle school content.
- Adventure Education (camps and trips), Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives are requisite core components of overall academics at EAS. Students may not opt out of these essential components of the EAS integrated curriculum.
- Parent involvement and financial support are essential to the successful operation of the school.
- Costs associated with the Adventure Education, Community Stewardship, and Wednesday Electives programs exceed the per pupil allotment provided by LWSD and Washington State. The ongoing operation of these core programs is therefore dependent upon other funding sources including parent contributions and grants.
- Volunteerism is important in our ability to secure grant funding which support EAS's overall program costs.
Note: As of July 2020, EAS's new Principal is Dr. Joseph Smith.
Meet our new principal here.
Our vision, goals, beliefs and practices.
Meet our deeply committed EAS staff.
- Expectations of EAS Students
- Facts about Parent/Family Commitment
Curriculum includes both classroom and core experiential learning components that make up overall academics at EAS.
EAS program costs above and beyond the district and state per-pupil allotment.
Transportation options available to EAS students.
- EAS will be admitting 47 sixth graders for Fall 2021.
- We typically have 450+ applicants each year.
CHOICE SCHOOL APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR 2021-2022
- November 6, 2020 – Online application opens
- December 11, 2020 – Online applications due by 4:00 p.m.
- January 8, 2021 – Lottery held at district
- January 15, 2021 – Notification to families
- January 26, 2021 – Acceptance deadline
Thank you for taking the time to learn about EAS here!
Should you have any further questions or need additional information about our school, please feel free to contact our office at 425.936.2355.