Essex High School

A Transformational Alternative that will Motivate, Educate and Graduate Students

Home of the Phoenix

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Essex High School uses the most current and unique instructional strategies and educational best practices in the field of education. Students earn credits toward graduation by documenting skills demonstrated and proficiencies mastered. Staff uses a "Blended Instructional Model" that uses project-based learning, differentiated instruction, portfolio assessments and computer-based instruction to determine grades. Essex High School offers students the opportunity to become responsible for their own education while addressing the behavioral, social and emotional needs of students by maintaining a low student to staff ratio. A flexible scheduling format is developed to maintain a structured learning environment that maximizes student growth and development.

RESOURCEFULNESS

ACCOUNTABILITY

Single School Culture with rigorous quality control measures and accountability systems in place to ensure students become: Independent Thinkers, Problem Solvers, Responsible Citizens, Effective Communicators and Life-Long Learners.

Leadership

Rigorous Academic Instruction built through specific learning outcomes, data-driven results and educational best practices that will complement the school district's core curriculum.

Quality

Systematic school-wide behavior management system that promotes pro-social and on-task behavior while developing effective leadership skills and coping strategies. Students are awarded various weekly and monthly incentives based on their individual needs and goals.

Climate

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

Program Components:

  • Instructional delivery built on six research-based best practices

  • Exemplary student-centered education within a structured atmosphere addressing the individual needs of each student

Data-Driven Results/Outcomes:

  • Metrics include student promotion, standardized assessments, attendance and graduation rates

 

School Climate and Student Behavior:

  • Behavior management model is centered around an active and intentional positive peer culture 

  • Implemented through a system of positive recognition and interrelated levels of student "status"

Strong Academic Program:

  • Addresses student's individual skill level and provides unique individualized programs

Technology

EHS utilizes both traditional text books and interactive technology to improve student learning. Just a few of the many resources we use are:

  • Holt

  • Barron

  • Edmodo

  • Khan Academy

  • SMARTboards

  • WhiteBoards

  • Mimio

School Enrichment Programs

EHS utilizes both traditional text books and interactive technology to improve student learning. Just a few of the many resources we use are:

  • iReady Reading and Math Quantitative Testing and Instruction

  • Educere Credit Recovery

  • Edmodo

  • Khan Academy

  • SMARTboards

Academic Components

  • Academic Courses

  • College Preparation

  • Counseling Services/Family Support

  • Credit Recovery

  • Community Service

  • Arts/Performing Arts

  • Computer Science/Technology

  • Character Education

  • Mentoring

  • Service Learning

  • Life & Social Skills Development

  • Substance Awareness

  • Recreational Activities

  • School-Based Enterprises

What EHS Offers:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Thematic Instruction

  • Collaborative Group Work

  • Behavior Management Model

  • Hands-On Experience

  • Multi-Cultural Activities

  • Accelerated Learning

  • Conflict Resolution

  • School-Based Incentives

  • Peer Tutoring

  • Team Teaching

  • Individual & Group Counseling

  • Shared-Time Vocational Programs

  • Transition Services

Related Services

While attending EHS, we can provide student with OT, Speech, Nursing, 6-week ESY and SLE-based work (Structured Learning Experience).

Essex High School          369 Passaic Avenue | Fairfield, NJ 07004          973-815-1389