Students work according to ability in math classes that combine development of basic skills with an emphasis on application of math concepts and skills. Levels include 6th Grade Math, 7th Grade Math (Pre-Alg I), 8th Grade Math (Pre-Alg II), Algebra I, and Geometry.
Exploratory Spanish Level I (6th Grade) and Level II (7th Grade) – Students are introduced to the Spanish Language through speaking, listening, and writing activities. Students engage in a variety of interactive activities and projects providing many opportunities to learn about Spanish and Spanish speaking cultures. Spanish Level 1 (8th Grade) is aligned with the LWSD curriculum and is a high school level course. Students who successfully complete this course may begin Spanish Level 2 their first year of high school.
Students participate in fitness classes learning sports and fitness skills. Fitness is also a component of our expeditions, as well as a choice in some Wednesday Electives. Health instruction over the three years occurs in science classes, on expeditions, and in our annual 3-day Health Fair at EAS.
Technology plays an integral role in learning at EAS. Students make use of netbooks, flash drives and cloud storage in all classes on a daily basis. They become proficient in the use of word-processing and spreadsheet software, lab probeware and online data bases. Digital cameras and presentation software are used to generate work products. Both teachers and students extensively use Haiku and LWSD email to extend learning beyond the classroom walls. EAS consistently supplements the available technology via grants and awards to maximize learning opportunities.