If you would like more information on Academics, please contact our Academics Chair Tracy Mullis.
National Honor Society: Eastover extends invitations in the spring to 4th and 5th graders who have 3 A’s and 1 B each quarter, equaling a cumulative GPA of 3.75 during the first semester. Students are required to write an essay about their experience with or ideas for service-learning projects.
An application is sent to all students who the Talent Development (TD) Catalyst and classroom teachers have determined eligible. If you meet the criteria, including the ability to demonstrate leadership, community service, and civic responsibility, you will receive an invitation in the spring to participate in the induction ceremony. It is a very special day, and we celebrate with a reception afterwards.
Special Area Classes: In addition to the challenging and innovative instruction in the regular classroom, all students rotate between five special area classes which include Music, Art, Media, Spanish and Physical Education. These classes work hand in hand with the regular classroom to enrich the academic curriculum.
Cultural Arts & STEM Enrichment: Students participate in numerous arts and experimental activities that enrich their learning experience in Science, Social Studies and other areas of the curriculum. They participate in field trips throughout the year to enhance their classroom studies and have special events at school to supplement curriculum. In addition, students also have hands on experience with classroom pets and our Eastover garden.
Chess: Our 1st and 2nd grades benefit from weekly chess instruction and have the opportunity to join Eastover’s Chess Club, which competes locally against other elementary schools within the region.
Junior Achievement: Junior Achievement is a wonderful program at Eastover that seeks to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Eastover’s classroom programs designed for each grade level use engaging activities and materials to educate students on financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. All Junior Achievement classroom programs are volunteer-taught as volunteers bring personal and professional experience to the content. This helps connect what students are learning in school to how it can be applied to the real world.
Junior Achievement volunteers:
- Teach 5 lessons of the Junior Achievement program in a classroom; lessons are 30-45 minutes long.
- Coordinate directly with the teacher to set a schedule of visits.
- Teach the lessons one at a time over several visits to the classroom or all in one visit for approximately 4 hours, known as “JA in A Day.”
- Eastover students really enjoy our Junior Achievement programming and many of our parents enjoy engaging with our students in this way. Junior Achievement provides all materials for the program as well as a one-time training for new volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering with Junior Achievement, please contact Beth Haenni.