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- What are the hours EEC School operates? The normal
hours of teaching are 8am to 4pm. But adult supervision
will be available from 6am to 6pm to accommodate
- What is your teacher/student ratio? We intend to
maintain a ten to one student/teacher ratio although much
instruction will be individual as students will be
encouraged to explore their own educational interests.
- Who will be your faculty? We intend to focus on
employing retired teachers on a part time basis. Also, we
intend to hire other seniors and college students also on a
part time basis.
- What is your curriculum focus? EEC will always stress core
skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Also we will
expose our students to the varied arts and individual
athletics. A strong foundation in phonics is essential to
academic success and we will use special programs such as
Ultimate Phonics available at www.spencerlearning.com.
We urge parents to be familiar with it at home. But we do
not assign any homework.
- What role do tests play at your school? We do not
encourage testing except as legally required. We realize
that students learn at different rates and we don’t group
children by age.
- What is your religious and political philosophy? We
encourage children to learn to use critical thinking and
develop their own religious and political philosophy
trusting that in the free marketplace of ideas, the truth will
prevail. This is particularly important because of the
amount of misinformation available today primarily on the
internet. We do not require our teachers or students to
hold any particular religious or political philosophy.
- What role will civics play in your curriculum? EEC believes
that our constitutional republic was founded on valuable
principles that should be taught and learned by all our
students so they will become informed citizens.
- What about stem subjects? Science, technology,
engineering, and math are important areas of study for
those who anticipate occupations in those fields. Our
curriculum will be drawn from a variety of sources
including the various skills of our faculty. One such source
is the Khan Academy that teaches a many subjects at all
grade levels. See www.khamacademy.org.
- How can I enroll my student? We will be limiting our
enrollment to about 30 students. Begin by applying for an
educational voucher by contacting
www.stepupforstudents.org that will help you receive
about $8,000 per student per year that should cover most
of our full time tuition. We will be accepting students who
may be partially home schooled and tuition will be
- Will you be having many field trips? We plan to expose
our students to many educational resources throughout
the area and we believe that much valuable learning
happens outside the classroom.