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|Frequently Asked Questions (7-12)|
Are you accredited?
Eastside Christian Schools, 7-12, has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since its doors opened in 2000, and most recently received a six-year term of accreditation in 2007.
What curriculum do you use?
Our textbooks are all chosen from a list approved by the State of California, ad include Glencoe, Prentice Hall, and McGraw Hill. All curriculum is integrated with a biblical perspective and worldview unavailable in the public and secular private schools.
How qualified are your teachers?
ECS teachers teach in their area of preparation, and hold a Master’s Degree in their field, teaching credential, or are in process of pursuing a post graduate degree.
How long have you been operating?
ECJH has been educating students for Christ for fifteen years. Our high school started at another campus, moved to the elementary campus for three years, then to our current home in 2003.
Are you affiliated with the church?
ECS self-incorporated in 1999, and has not been supported organizationally or financially since then.
What are your hours of operation and vacations?
School begins at 7:50, and ends at 2:12 for High School and 3:00 for Junior High School.
School begins the August 27th. Students have one no school day each month for teacher inservice, and a full week at Thanksgiving. Easter Break is the week following Easter Sunday. Other holidays include Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day and Memorial Day.
Do you have extended day care?
Study Hall is open until 5:00 in the computer lab, free of charge.
Do you have an online grading program?
Teachers post grades weekly and assignments for each class on Edline, an online password protected program. Parents have access to gradebooks and other information from individual teachers through this program.
What is your philosophy of discipline?
We are here to teach students what they do not already know about their behavior and its consequences. Outlined in our Student Handbook, students and parents will find a matrix categorizing offenses and their consequences. But no student is issued consequences without Biblical counseling and explanation. Offenses posing a potential threat to the safety of the student or others may result in immediate dismissal.
Do you accept students who have had discipline issues at other schools?
It is the policy of Eastside not to accept students who have been expelled from other schools.
How do your test scores compare to other schools?
The mission of ECS is to produce well-rounded students whose heart is directed to use their education and talents for service to the community and to the Lord. Students are well prepared for college. Our standardized test scores meet or exceed averages at other schools in our area.
Where do your graduates go to college?
Most of our graduates choose local public universities, local Christian colleges and community colleges; however, students who apply elsewhere are accepted.
What electives do you offer?
JH students take a semester each of visual art, leadership, technology, and performing art.
HS students take at least three semesters of business, including technology. They may also choose our Film Institute, a four year program in the business, mechanics and art of film-making. Various other electives are also offered in the arts and leadership.
What sports do you offer?
Boys’ 8-man tackle football, basketball, baseball and cross-country. Girls’ volleyball, basketball, softball and cross-country.
Do you offer any scholarships?
We do have a robust tuition assistance program. Our philosophy is to supply reasonable support to any student in need, so that no student who desires a Christian education is denied.
How do you handle lunch service?
ECS contacts with Alegre Catering to provide hot and cold food options for students in our own cafeteria. All items are purchases a la carte; no sodas or candy may be purchased from the cafeteria.