Eagle’s Nest Academy has adopt an early childhood learning curriculum that emphasizes an “active learning” approach. Active learning means students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, events and ideas.
1. Interaction with materials, people, and/or ideas,
2. Student choice and shared control,
3. Students communicate their thinking,
4. Adult support for optimal student learning,
5. Early exposure to intense reading, math, science, and social development skills.
ENA Learning Model
Eagle’s Nest Academy is proud to become an Expeditionary Learning school, following the EL Education learning model which is cultivated by ten design principles:
1. THE PRIMACY OF SELF-DISCOVERY
Learning happens best with emotion, challenge, and the requisite support.
2. THE HAVING OF WONDERFUL IDEAS
Teaching in Expeditionary Learning schools fosters curiosity about the world.
3. THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEARNING
Learning is both a personal process of discovery and a social activity.
4. EMPATHY AND CARING
Learning is fostered best in communities where students’ and teachers’ ideas are respected and where there is mutual trust.
5. SUCCESS AND FAILURE
All students need to be successful if they are to build the confidence and capacity to take risks and meet increasingly difficult challenges.
6. COLLABORATION AND COMPETITION
Individual development and group development are integrated so that the value of friendship, trust, and group action is clear.
7. DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Both diversity and inclusion increase the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving ability, and respect for others.
8. THE NATURAL WORLD
A direct and respectful relationship with the natural world refreshes the human spirit and teaches the important ideas of recurring cycles and cause and effect.
9. SOLITUDE AND REFLECTION
Students and teachers need time alone to explore their own thoughts, make their own connections, and create their own ideas.
10. SERVICE AND COMPASSION
Students and teachers are strengthened by acts of consequential service to others.
Why Choose Eagles Nest Academy?
• Over a third of African-American and Hispanic males are “right-brain” learners, but 90% percent of the lesson plans are oriented toward left-brain learners.
• A right-brain learner understands concepts through pictures and oral descriptions along with hands-on experiences. While left-brain learners learn best with examining printed materials.
• Since the learning style of boys and girls are different, our families will have the option to enroll their children in single gender classrooms in the future.
•Another unique feature of our school is year-round learning. Expanded time in school will produce greater academic outcomes.
• We strive for Excellence in Academics & Athletics. Start Your “Sports Star” Early!