East North Street Academy of Science and Mathematics is helping all students develop life and career characteristics included in the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by enriching students’ academic opportunities and integrating science and mathematics into all aspects our school.
Our school houses two state-of- the-art science labs. One Science Lab provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent using science concepts taught in the classroom. The second lab, the life science lab, houses a variety of animals that are used to instruct students about life cycles and habitats. East North Street Academy also has two outdoor classrooms that enable students to study plants and animals, complete science experiments and learn gardening methods and techniques. Project-Based Learning and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) activities are infused across all content areas to provide unlimited opportunities for students to learn.
In addition to our academic programs, ENSA provides students access to a wide variety of enrichment activities. Some of these activities include 26 school sponsored clubs and Chorus for grades 4-5. Our school also provides character and career education programs through our counseling department. Students in all grades are exposed to different career paths through participation in an annual career day that focuses on the 16 Career Clusters in our Greenville County Schools G Plus initiative.
ENSA meets state and federal expectations through the South Carolina state assessments and standards with highly qualified and competent teachers. Our teachers participate in on going professional development throughout the school year. With a primary and intermediate instructional coach, we are able to meet the individual instructional needs of our teachers and differentiate professional development. Teachers review multiple data points for each of their students to ensure that their individual instructional needs are met.
Our school received an Excellent Rating on the South Carolina school report card and was recognized as a Silver Award School. We were recognized as a Red-Carpet Award Winner from 2010 to 2013. We are recognized as both a SAFE kids award school and a LiveWell Healthy School. Our ENSA Art Department was the first place winner in the Bon Secours Festival of Trees for 2014 and 2015. We also received a first place award in the District Science Fair for both class project and group project.
Our community support is provided through our PTA and SIC in partnership with our parents, local business partners, and our neighborhood communities. East North Street Academy and Bob Jones University partner to offer our students an after-school program throughout the school year which focuses on exposing students to concepts of science and mathematics. Michelin volunteers participate in our summer reading night, Math Clubs, Challenge Reading Program, Girls Loving Science Club, Black History Month Activities, Hands on Greenville, as well as providing mentors and tutors within our building. Additionally, our school partners with Public Education Partners each year to enhance our reading program. Each of our students receives a minimum of 12 books to start a home library. With these amenities our students are afforded an environment where they can truly thrive and succeed.
It is through the combined efforts of ENSA staff, faculty, parents, PTA and SIC, and our community partners that East North Street Academy achieves its mission as a place “Where Inquiry and Achievement All Add Up.”