Elgin Math and Science Charter School

Elgin Math & Science Academy Public Charter School: Bringing the WOW & WONDER of Learning to U-46! Students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility.

The Elgin Math & Science Academy (EMSA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with a local Board of Directors composed of area stakeholders including educators, business leaders, and parents of potential students. EMSA offers an exciting and effective educational opportunity to U-46: to bring the WOW & WONDER of Learning to students through a math and science charter public school. EMSA seeks to open in Fall of 2018 with 200 students in grades K-3 and will grow to 450 students in grades K-8. EMSA is partnered with the national nonprofit EL Education (www.eleducation.org) to offer a proven curriculum in which children gain critical thinking and leadership skills as they explore problems and create real-life solutions. As a STEAM school, our focus on math and science will be infused with the arts. Students will receive accelerated math, allowing them to complete algebra by 8th grade. EMSA will offer a longer school day and provide Transitional Bilingual Education for English learners, as well as Special Education services for students with IEPs. EMSA will expand the K-8 offerings in the district and will be a pathway to high school academies, such as the Bartlett Science Academy. EL Education has proven success in closing achievement gaps based on race and income. EMSA’s students will have daily access to nature at our proposed site which is surrounded by forest and near the Fox River in Elgin. This site has been used to educate children for almost 100 years and was updated with a new school building in 2005. Busing routes around Elgin will be offered.

Mission: At Elgin Math and Science Academy (EMSA), students will experience the WOW and WONDER of learning. Our mission statement: At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility. ​ Our vision statement: At EMSA: ● We welcome individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to our K-8 school. ● We nurture children’s natural curiosity. ● Our students are leaders in their own learning. ● Our teachers and students hold high standards for their own work. ● Our students are critical thinkers who excel in math and science. ● Our students develop the skills to be responsible individuals. Our mission embodies three important concepts: that EMSA students and teachers are explorers, stewards and embrace the growth mindset. As we will develop the whole child, we have chosen six habits of scholarship that reflect these values and will be embraced and celebrated at our school: Courage a​nd Curiosity ​go towards being an explorer. Respect a​nd Responsibility ​are traits of a good steward. Craftsmanship a​nd Perseverance r​eflect the growth mindset.

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Elgin Math & Science Academy - A Public Charter School

2021/2022 lottery applications for Kindergarten – 6th grade now available ONLINE! https://elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net/
Questions? Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or email us at [email protected].
For more information about EMSA, visit: https://elginmathandscience.com/

elginmathandscience.com Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA) is a public K-8 elementary school based upon an EL Education model. EMSA opened in August 2018.

Elgin Math and Science Charter School

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Give to EMSA

THANK YOU to all of the EMSA families & friends who so generously supported our #GivingTuesday campaign! Together, we have raised over $4100 to support enrichment activities for our students.
If you haven’t had time to participate yet, there is still time! Our campaign will remain open over the coming weeks.
https://elginmathandscience.com/get-involved/

Interested in doubling the impact of your donation? Your employer's matching donation program is an easy way to do it. Just contact your employer's HR department to find out how!

We appreciate everyone joining in! Together #WeAreCrew!

#emsacrew #ElginGives #eleducation

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Elgin Math and Science Charter School

There are only a few more hours left to support EMSA this #GivingTuesday! Thank you to all who have already generously donated!
Join in at: https://elginmathandscience.com/get-involved/

Thank you to all who have already supported EMSA this Giving Tuesday! With your help, we have already raised over $2500 to help build a brighter future for our students!
There's still time to join in and help push us towards our goal and a strong #GivingTuesday finish!
Join us at: https://elginmathandscience.com/get-involved/

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Give to EMSA

#GivingTuesday is here! When you support EMSA, you will help us build a brighter future for our students!
Will you join us ?
Be one of the first to donate at:
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elginmathandscience.com Giving Tuesday is here! When you give to EMSA, you will help us build a brighter future for our students! Will you join us? GIVE to EMSA through Paypal. What is Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a …

We invite you to kick off the holiday season with EMSA on #GivingTuesday !
Join in tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, to help us build a brighter future for our students.
Thank you for joining our crew & your support!
https://elginmathandscience.com/get-involved/

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Giving Tuesday is right around the corner! Join us December 1, 2020 for a day of Global Generosity. https://elginmathandscience.com/get-involved/

Join us for our Virtual Open House TONIGHT, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm! We will host a live Q&A from 6-7:00pm and provide videos of EMSA classrooms and departments on our website. The zoom link will be available soon on our website at: www.elginmathandscience.org. Questions? To contact EMSA, call 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or email us at: [email protected]

Join us for our Virtual Open House on November 17, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm! We will host a live Q&A from 6-7:00pm and provide videos of EMSA classrooms and departments on our website. The zoom link will be available soon on our website at: www.elginmathandscience.org. Questions? To contact EMSA, call 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or email us at: [email protected]

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Elgin Math and Science Academy Public Charter School | SchoolMint

2021/2022 lottery applications for Kindergarten – 6th grade now available ONLINE! https://elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net/
Questions? Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or email us at [email protected].
For more information about EMSA, visit: https://elginmathandscience.com/

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Elgin council agrees to give charter school land to EMSA but won’t pay for demolition or repair work

Read about the decision to transfer the school property to EMSA in The Courier-News. Thank you to all of the EMSA families that showed support!
#EMSAfuture #EMSAcrew

chicagotribune.com The Elgin City Council has agreed to transfer ownership of city-owned property to the Elgin Math and Science Academy but rejected the charter school’s request to provide $355,000 for demolition and repair work.

Thank you to all of the families who have showed support for EMSA! Thank you also to the Elgin City Council for their unanimous vote to draft a contract to entrust the the balance of the property to us! The City of Elgin and the City Council have supported our mission since we opened and we value their continued partnership. The Elgin Math and Science Academy is laser-focused on contributing to the long-term value of Elgin as a community and we appreciate their support as part of this process.
#EMSAfuture #EMSAcrew

EMSA is a school that makes Elgin a better & stronger community. We are focused on doing what is best for our EMSA students and families, while doing everything possible to support Elgin & the residents who call Elgin "home".
Tonight, Wed 5/13, at 6pm, we will share how.
Join the Elgin City Council meeting streaming online at
http://il-elgin2.civicplus.com/141/Video-Center.
#EMSAfuture #EMSAcrew

EMSA wants to build a brighter future for its students and the City of Elgin! Tonight at 6pm, we will share how.
Join the Elgin City Council meeting streaming online at
http://il-elgin2.civicplus.com/141/Video-Center.
#EMSAfuture #EMSAcrew

chicagotribune.com

EMSA wants city to turn over ownership of charter school campus in order to save money on renovation

EMSA has focused on being the best educator for our students, and the best neighbor possible within our community. Today, our Master Plan includes the creation of an entire campus - expansion that is essential for our continued growth. Read about it in the The Courier-News.
#EMSAcrew

chicagotribune.com Elgin City Council will hear a request from the Elgin Math and Science Academy charter school Wednesday to transfer ownership of the property. School officials say the transfer will help the school pay less on its renovation plans.

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Elgin Math and Science Academy Public Charter School | SchoolMint

The EMSA new student lottery application DEADLINE is today! Apply now using the below link with SchoolMint. (Public Lottery will be held on March 5th @ Gail Borden Library, 10AM.)
https://elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net/ https://elginmathandscience.com/

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Thursday, Jan. 30: 6-7:30PM. OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Families: Are you interested in entering your student into the 2020/2021 lottery for K-5?

Come and meet our staff, tour our school building, and find out how EMSA brings the Wow and Wonder to students in the Elgin area and surrounding communities.

Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or [email protected]

https://elginmathandscience.com/

THANK YOU to all of the EMSA families & friends who so generously supported our #GivingTuesday campaign! Together, we have raised $3345 towards new science lab furniture.
If you haven’t had time to participate yet, there is still time! Our campaign will remain open over the coming weeks. https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues

We appreciate everyone joining in on our #WishforWonder! Together #WeAreCrew!

#ILGive

There are only a few more hours left to support EMSA this #GivingTuesday! Thank you to all who have already generously donated!
https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues
#ILGive #wearecrew

There's still time for you to join EMSA's "Wish for Wonder" and help push us to a strong #GivingTuesday finish!
https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues

Thank you to all who have already participated!
#ILGive

Thank you to all who have given us a strong start to #GivingTuesday!
If you haven't donated yet, please help keep us going!
https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues

When you join in, you will help to furnish a new classroom lab where our students can explore and discover the Wow & and Wonder of science!

#ILGive

#GivingTuesday is here! At EMSA, we have a goal to furnish a new classroom lab where our students can explore and discover the Wow & and Wonder of science!
Will you join us in our #WishForWonder?
Be one of the first to donate at: https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues !

#ILGive #ElginGives #wearecrew

The holiday season is here and we invite you to kick it off with EMSA on #GivingTuesday on December 3!
This year, EMSA is raising funds give our students the gift of discovery and exploration by furnishing a new classroom lab.
By joining in, you can help our students experience the Wow & Wonder of science!
https://tinyurl.com/emsagivetues

#ILGive #GivingTuesday #wearecrew #ELeducation ELeducation

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OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Families: Are you interested in entering your student into the 2020/2021 lottery for K-5?

Come and meet our staff, tour our school building, and find out how EMSA brings the Wow and Wonder to students in the Elgin area and surrounding communities.

Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or [email protected]

https://elginmathandscience.com/

Our report card information is now available! Our math proficiency rate exceeded the state average by 15 points and our ELA scores came within 3 points of the state average — well done, EMSA Crew! Please note: Our low income % has been reported incorrectly. EMSA's year ended with 46% low income students.

https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/school.aspx?source=trends&Schoolid=31045900025201C

OPEN HOUSE for Prospective Families: NOV.19 6-7:30PM
Are you interested in entering your student into the 2020/2021 lottery for K-5? Would you like to learn more about the Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School as an option for your child? Come and meet our staff, tour our school building, and find out how EMSA brings the Wow and Wonder to students in the Elgin area and surrounding communities.

Questions? Contact us at: (630) 883-5013 or [email protected]

www.elginmathandscience.org

elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net

Elgin Math and Science Academy Public Charter School | SchoolMint

2020/2021 lottery applications for Kindergarten – 5th grade now available ONLINE! https://elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net/
Questions? Contact EMSA, 8am – 4pm, M – F: (630) 883-5013 or email us at [email protected]

For more information about EMSA, visit: https://elginmathandscience.com/

elginmathandscience.schoolmint.net

chicagotribune.com

With first year nearing end, Elgin charter school preparing to add fourth grade in the fall

Read about EMSA's first year in The Courier-News
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-emsa-charter-school-year-st-0531-story.html

#ELeducation #wearecrew #emsacrew

chicagotribune.com Fourth grade to be introduced at Elgin Math and Science Academy this fall. The first school year for Elgin's first charter school ends on June 6.

EMSA students partipated in the 2019 Elgin ifest cultural fashion show.

dailyherald.com

Elgins' iFest brings world cultures together

Congratulations to our EMSA students and staff who participated in Elgin's iFest with their "Pieces of Me" performance. Well done!
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190504/elgins-ifest-brings-world-cultures-together

dailyherald.com Elgin's International Festival, also known as iFest, brought together people Saturday from dozens of world cultures to share food, traditional clothing and dances with others.

Today is #BetterWorldDay ! EMSA students are planting trees, recycling plastic caps, learning about water conservation, working together and more!
How will you join in to help make the world a better place today?

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EMSA families - Mark your calendars for next week's Engineering Evening! This fun & educational event will feature hands-on STEM activity stations - including big builds, coding robots and more! Plus a few special fun surprises!
We hope you can join us!
Thursday, April 18
6PM - 7:30PM

About EMSA

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA) is a decade-long dream of community members to open a K-8 school that brings science and math to life for students in Elgin, Illinois and surrounding communities. Our mission is for students and teachers to reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility. Partnered with EL Education (eleducation.org), EMSA officially opened in August 2018, welcoming over 200 students and expanding the idea of what deeper learning can look like.

EMSA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with a local Board of Directors composed of area stakeholders including educators, business leaders, and parents of potential students. EMSA will expand the K-8 offerings in District U-46 and will be a pathway to high school academies, such as the Bartlett Science Academy. As a STEAM school, a focus on math and science is infused with the arts. Students receive accelerated math, allowing them to complete algebra by 8th grade. EMSA also offers a longer school day and provides Transitional Bilingual Education for English learners, as well as Special Education services for students with IEPs. EMSA’s campus, at the former Fox River Country Day School, is nestled within an Illinois Nature Preserve near the Fox River in Elgin. EMSA students have daily access to an outdoor laboratory of rare ecosystems — forested fens and their endangered species — as well as typical food webs of the midwest. It is not unusual to spy a grazing deer or a circling Cooper’s Hawk from classroom windows. Meaningful interaction with nature is known to reduce depression and anxiety, and increase focus and healthy relationships for young students.

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