Middle school follows a period-based, departmentalized structure with teachers licensed for their specific subject area. ECS offers a Christ-centered, rigorous curriculum aligned with Indiana College and Career-Ready Standards; a safe, nurturing environment to help students develop positive peer relationships; and media and technology tools that are extensive and prepare them with essential skills.
Maximum class size is 22 students, and students participate in project-based learning individually and in teams. ECS focuses on character development and guides students as they sharpen their organizational, study, and presentations skills needed to be successful. Our goal is to partner with parents and give students the opportunities to heighten their level of accountability, responsibility, and leadership skills.
Based on academic performance, 7th grade students have the option to take Math 7 or Math 7 Honors. 8th grade students have the opportunity to take Math 8 or Algebra I Honors for high school credit. All students have an enrichment period every day to be utilized for working on homework, studying, and meeting weekly goals for their academic classes.
Middle school students have the choice to take instrumental band, and every student has a rotation of specials classes each quarter – Engineering/Technology, Music Appreciation, Spanish, and Art. All students also take a semester of Physical Education and a semester of Health.