The ECS Media Center is committed to supporting our teachers and students in moving forward in all areas of literacy and learning, while recognizing how the skills of reading, writing, and research help us to experience God’s truth. Our goal is to equip students to be rich in information literacy, which leads students to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to find, validate, and use effectively the needed information.
The Media Center includes a wide range of literature and technology support for student use. K-3rd grade students attend library classes every week. 4th-6th grade students visit the Media Center weekly for research, AR testing, and book checkout within their Literature class time. 7th & 8th grade students have daily access to research and book checkout at our Cullen Campus Collaboratory. High school students have access to an online library system as well as a Book Nook on campus to check out books.
Another strong literacy support is our Accelerated Reading (AR) program for 1st-8th grade students. AR is an innovative, computerized learning information system that provides teachers with a creative way to motivate students and develop a lifelong love of reading. In partnership with teachers, our students participate in creating quarterly fiction and nonfiction reading goals that challenge them and hold them accountable to growing as readers. AR is a tool that builds valuable critical-thinking and real-world problem solving skills that will help our students throughout their lives.