Balanced Calendar School Year- We offer a balanced calendar where students attend nine week quarters for academics. Students and families enjoy a three week break during the first-third quarters and a month during the summer. Our new school year begins around mid-July and ends in mid-June. We offer reading and math camps, as well as enrichment field trips during the intercessions.
Global Magnet School- Each nine weeks, we focus on a global theme which is naturally integrated across the content: Global Citizenship, Global Issues, The United States-Comparing and Contrasting our Place in this World, and Global Contributions to Art, Technology, and Science. We are also a Singapore Math site. Students use the philosophy from Singapore to gain conceptual understanding of foundational mathematics. Mathematics is delivered using the C-P-A model: Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract progression of learning skills. EGMS is also a Spanish Immersion School-Splash! We offer a full Spanish Immersion program (one class per grade level) as a choice of instruction for all students in grades K-5.
Headstart/NCPreK-EGMS offer three “prekindergarten” classrooms. We are proud to host two Headstart Programs and one NCPreK classroom.
CFST-Child Family Support Team Eastfield provides support to students and families with an on-site Social Worker and full-time nurse. The primary role and function of these positions are to partner with families to ensure every child experiences success and has access to resources that meet basic needs.
School of Choice-Eastfield is a school of choice. Students from any area of the county may attend EGMS (bus transportation only provided to those residing in the boundary lines). However, because of our balanced calendar, students must be enrolled within the first ten days of school to attend the first semester. Enrollment opens up after Christmas break, once traditional calendar and balanced calendars align.
WIN- “What I Need” At Eastfield our mission to reach every student at his/her level of readiness and teach every student as an individual. Teachers give a “common assessment” during the course of a unit to make the best instructional decisions about which students are at mastery, which students need some support, and which students need critical intervention to master the skill. Students at each grade level are regrouped by what is needed for them as an individual and become “WIN”ners for 45 minutes each day, receiving enrichment or re-teaching.