Art students are challenged to stretch, change, explore new possibilities and make discoveries about the world around them while getting their hands dirty in 2-D and 3-D art projects. Inspired by the works of M.C. Escher to Van Gogh and Aboriginal Dot Painting to Graffiti (just to name a few), students experience a wide variety of art styles and mediums. Their imaginations and creativity will be inspired to create their own unique compositions.Art teaches many skills for life including discipline (completion of an assignment), productivity, perseverance, overcoming mistakes and critical thinking. Visual arts allow students to gain confidence, build stronger friendships and develop good working habits while creating unique projects. All student artwork is uploaded to Artsonia. Click here to sneak a peek! http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=124243
Middle School Yearbook
Yearbook is an amazing introduction to the world of publishing, including photography, reporting and photojournalism. As students create amazing pages online through Josten’s website, they also learn about marketing, selling and advertising. Students work together to determine the theme and layout of the yearbook. At the end of the year, their hard work culminates with a wonderful yearbook for the rest of the ECA family to enjoy for years to come.
The ECA Spanish program encourages the acquisition of a second language for students in 1st through 8th grade. Our youngest students focus on developing communicative language skill through visuals, songs, games, music, and movement. As students progress through the grades, they begin to focus on listening, speaking, and an introduction to the Hispanic culture. Students then learn conversational language by practicing vocabulary, verbs, parts of speech, and grammar skills through the use of lesson sheets, role playing, hands-on activities, projects, games, and discussion about Hispanic culture.