While we do not have a K-12 school yet, we encourage students and their families about future navigation of the exciting and sometimes complex world of college admissions and planning. We advise high school students about the options that lay ahead and the steps to get them where they want to be.
Eighth Grade Year: Eighth Grade students are advised to take H.S. credit classes if they are at the level needed to be successful. Current ECA eighth grade students take Algebra I and Earth/Environmental Science, setting them up to take advanced levels of math and science in high school. Students are also advised to begin working on their academic resume, as anything done in the summer after eighth grade counts toward freshman year accomplishments.
Freshman Year: Freshmen are advised to take challenging courses, explore academic and extracurricular interests, understand the importance of time management and study skills, and search for summer activities that will help them expand their academic resumes. Freshmen should consider taking the PLAN test in the spring.
Sophomore Year: Sophomores are advised to look for opportunities to take leadership roles in school and in the community. Sophomores should take the PSAT in October, and they should take AP exams for any courses taken at the AP level. Families are encouraged to take college visits in the spring to begin weighting which schools may or may not be a potential fit.