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- We focus on 5 big idea global themes which are naturally integrated across the content: Needs Vs Wants, Scarcity, Citizenship, Justice, and Equity. 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 offers two “prekindergarten” classrooms. We are proud to host a Headstart Program and one NC PreK classroom.
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.