What we do.
Incorporating The Leader in Me practices within our school’s environment and curriculum helps our students prepare for success in the 21st century.
We instill critical skills and characteristics including trustworthiness, strong work ethic, motivation, problem-solving skills, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, teamwork, academic achievement and embracing diversity in a global market.
By developing the whole child – socially, emotionally, academically and ethically – we foster a school climate that promotes everyday greatness through leadership!
What is a Charter School?
Charter schools are subjected to a triple layer of oversight. Charter schools are accountable to:
What is East Shore Leadership Academy?
What Makes East Shore Leadership Academy Different from a Traditional Public School?
East Shore Leadership Academy is a school that is governed by citizens, parents, educators and the community. East Shore Leadership Academy is free to be innovative in its teaching strategies and learning styles. They can create their own “niche”. East Shore Leadership Academy must meet the educational needs of students or they will lose their charter through NMU.
Who Governs East Shore Leadership Academy?
East Shore Leadership Academy will have it’s own governing Board of Directors. The Board members are Recommended to NMU and then approved by NMU. Board members are local community individuals committed to ESLA and its vision and mission.
East Shore Leadership Academy will develop it’s own educational goals, curriculum, delivery of instruction strategies, and methods of assessment and evaluation. Students will also be required to take the State of Michigan assessment.
Is East Shore Leadership Academy Accountable to Anyone?
Yes. Actually the school has an additional two layers of accountability compared to the traditional public school system:
What will East Shore Leadership Academy Emphasize?
Are the Teachers at East Shore Leadership Academy Qualified to Teach?
East Shore Leadership Academy will employ teachers with college degrees and State of Michigan teacher certification. Teachers must be “Highly Qualified”.
How are Students Selected for East Shore Leadership Academy?
Enrollment for 2017-18 is open to students entering Kindergarten – grade 8. East Shore Leadership Academy may not select its own student population. The school must offer all applicants an equal opportunity to be admitted and may not discriminate against any student or population for any reason.
What if More Students Want to Attend East Shore Leadership Academy than There are Student Seats Available?
East Shore Leadership Academy will establish an open enrollment period and widely advertise the program. Students will be selected randomly if applications exceed enrollment/seat space.
Do Parents Have to Pay Tuition for their Children to Attend East Shore Leadership Academy?
No. East Shore Leadership Academy is authorized and funded by the State of Michigan. East Shore Leadership Academy will receive the same level of State Aid per pupil as the Port Huron Area School District.
When Will School Begin and What Will Be the Daily Schedule and School Year Calendar?
School will begin the day after Labor Day. The student daily schedule will be 8:00A.M. – 3:30P.M. Monday – Friday and building hours will be 7:30A.M – 4:00P.M. Monday – Friday. The yearly school calendar will contain 180 days (180 day minimum) of instructional time. East Shore Leadership Academy will not provide bus transportation. This will be the responsibility of the parent.
Is there a Dress Code at East Shore Leadership Academy?
Yes. All students will have a mandatory dress code. It is the firm belief that if the students are to be leaders in the community they must reflect that through the manner in which they dress. There will be occasional dress-down days. The basic dress code requirement is below:
Listen to WGRT 102.3 FM on Mondays and Thursdays for The Learning Curve. TLC is a weekly feature designed to help parents prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. The Learning Curve is hosted by Nancy Gardner, President of Bold Education Connections – the educational service provider for East Shore Leadership Academy in Port Huron Michigan.
1403 7th Street
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
Office: (810) 294-8040
Fax: (810) 990-8943
Our charter school is authorized through Northern Michigan University and we benefit from their oversight.
BOLD Education Connections has customized its services to meet the unique needs of East Shore Leadership Academy, and works diligently to ensure that the Academy Board’s vision is carried out.