Essex Campus Academy provides students with the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Students develop interpersonal skills, that is, the ability to interact appropriately with others in the world community. The students also develop the practical skills necessary to interface with the technical equipment and machines of the 21st century.
Typically, each student will carry a full academic program each school year. Content areas will include:
5 to 10 credits
5 to 10 credits
Students can earn additional credits in any of the areas, as indicated in the I.E.P. and/or I.P.P. Additional credits allow students the opportunity to make up course-work from previous years or to advance more rapidly. The school will modify the above listed academic program to accommodate Service Learning & Internships. If students are excessively absent, they will not be able to earn credit for classes.
Credit Recovery Program
The Accelerated Learning Program is a unique program offered by Essex Campus Academy to help students earn additional credits towards graduation. It is a comprehensive approach that helps students develop critical thinking, research and reporting skills via research and written assignments on specific topics in a particular subject area. The program seeks to offer students an opportunity to earn extra credits by conducting research and writing a series of reports.
Students who participate in the program can earn as many as 10 credits, 5 in English and 5 in a designated subject area. Participants are to submit 5 written reports on topics selected by the Principal (or designee). Each report will be discussed and reviewed by the Principal and a teacher. The report will be graded by examining content (designated subject) and form (English). The report may be returned to the student for further work if deemed unacceptable. Once a report is accepted, it will be graded and awarded credits in each subject area that applies toward graduation.
Students will have additional opportunities to earn credits based on assignments that are approved by the Principal. These assignments must be approved by the students’ individual case manager.