NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 17/18 SCHOOL YEAR - CALL TODAY FOR A TOUR! 683-2585
Connections School is excited to offer an innovative new program for
the upcoming school year aimed at increasing student engagement, student
leadership and achievement. Using a small-school model, ECS offers two
sections per grade level of grades K through 8th. All students
participate in a project-based learning environment focused on capturing students' interest and provoking higher level thinking.
understand and welcome the idea that in today’s classrooms, our
students have diverse backgrounds, a variety of achievement levels, and
different learning styles. In order to make sure that ALL students at
ECS are meeting their goals and expectations the teachers will utilize a
variety of new and innovative techniques for the children to build
their own understanding through real world applications and interactions
with their peers.
teachers at ECS become facilitators working with students to frame
worthwhile questions, structuring meaningful tasks, coaching both
knowledge development and social skills, and carefully assessing what
students have learned from their experience. They will act as a guide,
directing students when needed, but ultimately allowing students to
discover in their own way. Students will understand that ECS belongs to
them. They will know that the people surrounding them are their family
and the classrooms they come to everyday are their homes.
meaningful relationships within the program will serve as a key element
in fostering the belief that every student is a role model and has the
ability to develop vital leadership skills. Emphasizing inventive
thinking and problem solving, students in the program will strive to be
life-long learners and understand the idea that the things they are
learning today will impact their lives tomorrow.
*For additional information pertaining to the ECS please contact Joe Racht, Principal: Eastside Connections School. 269-683-2585 Joe.Racht@NilesSchools.org