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EA Update Letter


Dear EA Parent/Guardian,

Exploration Academy BadgeWe are quickly approaching the end of Exploration Academy’s academic year.  We want to provide you with an update of some upcoming events to close out the year and looking forward to next year.

Student Showcase

Our final student showcase of the year will be held on April 21st from 6pm – 8pm.  We are excited to share with you what students have been working on.

Parent Survey

EA Advisors will be sending a link to a survey for you to complete.  This is another opportunity for you to share your feedback with us.

Final Exams

VAHS will be holding final exams on June 7, 8, and 9.  June 9 is an early release day.  EA students will only be required to attend if they still have work to complete and/or to attend their VAHS Final Exams on these days.

Student-Led Conferences

EA advisors will be contacting you to set up a time for your student’s end of the year conference.  We will utilize times around the June 7, 8, and 9 exam schedule to complete these conferences.  Your student will lead a large portion of this conference as they defend their learning for the year.

End of Year Laptop and iPad Return

EA students will be expected to return their school issued laptop, iPad, or any other technology before departing for the year.  Our IT staff will be providing routine maintenance to these devices over the summer.

Summer Options

We hope that your student will continue to engage in learning over the course of the summer.  Does your family have a trip planned?  Does your student participate in a interesting activity over the summer?  If so, your student’s advisor would be interested in working with your student to turn these opportunities into project ideas.  Students can propose a summer project on Project Foundry and document progress throughout the summer.  No other online or summer school classes will be offered through EA.  Additionally, EA students can enroll in summer school offerings at VAHS.  For more information, please contact Ms. Grams at 845-4588 or your student’s advisor.

EA Summer Events

Summer is a great time to reinvigorate and relax, but it is also a time to reflect on the past year and prepare for the upcoming school year.  With that in mind, we would love to have some help from students on a couple different days this summer to prepare our space for the next school year. On June 14, from 9-12 we will be conducting a year end clean-up and inventory. On August 4th, from 9-12 we will be painting and preparing the school for students to return.  Finally, on August 25th from 9-11:30 we will conduct a mentor-training program for any returning students interested.  More information about signing up to participate in activities on these days will be emailed out near the end of the school year.  It would be great if any available and willing students could help with these activities.

Thanks for a great 2015-16 school year!

The Exploration Academy Staff