I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021!
The State Board of Education during its July 8, 2020 meeting approved the establishment of Eagle Collegiate Academy Charter School.
Eagle Collegiate Academy’s “ECA” founding team is very excited that ECA will answer the need of children and their families in the communities of Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas for a public college and career preparatory International Baccalaureate (IB) World school that approaches teaching and learning holistically from the Primary Years Program (PYP), to the Middle Years Program (MYP) and to the Diploma Program (DP). Our faculty and board are elated that our four-year passionate endeavor to bring the unique benefits of these programs to our community has been rewarded. ECA’s selection of Spanish and Korean in its World Languages program is especially well aligned to the interests and desires of our community. Eagle Collegiate Academy will open with Pre-K to 3rd grade in the Fall of 2021.
Eagle Collegiate Academy will empower students to become self-confident, egalitarian and authentic global citizens prepared for 21st century careers and responsibilities. ECA encourages each student to develop talents and interests as an independent-minded person among a diverse body of students, parents and faculty who together embark on a continuous lifelong learning process. Students will participate in a rigorous, college preparatory program that is characterized by low student-teacher ratios, an extended day for academic enrichment, frequent assessments to monitor student progress, and a series of intensive interventions that are focused on quickly accelerating the learning of scholars who are performing far below grade level. ECA will use data-driven differentiated personalized instruction and innovative curriculum to ensure that students experience the discipline and excitement of academics, the pride of developing personal character and integrity, the creative opportunities provided by the arts and extracurricular activities, the rigor and pleasure of athletics, and an awareness of, respect for and involvement with the community in which they live which allows them to graduate college and career ready with a deep understanding of the relationships among disciplines.
For Further information on ECA founding team, board members, philosophy and programs, please contact Dr. Ogo Okoye-Johnson, founder and CEO and/or at: www.eaglecollegiateacademy.org; https://twitter.com/EagleCollegiate; https://www.facebook.com/eaglecollegiateacademy/; https://www.instagram.com/eaglecollegiate/
About California Public Charter Schools: a public charter school is a publicly funded, public school open to any student in the state of California. California’s legislature approved provision for the creation of public charter schools in order to accelerate and increase the drive for competition, excellence, and continuous improvement in the state’s free, public educational system.
As we celebrate the liberation of slaves on June 19th 1865, we must continue to educate, advocate and answer the call for racial justice, education equity and the elimination of the pervasive achievement and opportunity gaps that will lead to absolute freedom!
Thank you to all members of the armed forces who gave their lives defending the rights, privileges and liberties we enjoy daily.
Stay safe and healthy everyone!
A hearty congratulations to the class of 2020 at all levels of education! You made it against the odds!
President Barack Obama’s virtual commencement addresses on May 16, 2020 during the “Show Me Your Walk H.B.C.U. Edition” for the historically black colleges and universities graduates and the “Graduate Together” event for graduating high school students captured the unique essence of graduating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Obama told the HBCU graduates:
Then President Obama gave the following 3 pieces of advice to the graduating high school students:
You can find both President Obama’s entire speeches at this link.