The Academies are open to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to begin expanding their learning opportunities outside of the traditional classroom using diverse choices. Our academies meet Friday afternoon from 1:30-2:40. Students have the opportunity to do two academies each year, and we encourage our students to select different academies each time to experience the unique learning experiences each one offers.



Gro-Organics - Get your hands dirty and have a hands on learning experience that strives to inspire you to have an understanding of where food comes from, how it grows, its nutritious value and the importance of connecting to the Earth! 

Cooking– Join our parent volunteers and explore the world of culinary arts! We will journey around the world to experience different cultures through food! From menu planning to nutritional analysis all the way to presentation and clean up, students will eat their way around the world! 


Journalism–Create! Edit! Publish! Become an Eastside journalist! Under the guidance of Miss Cho and Miss Chong, students will get involved in the community by interviewing your principal, teachers, friends, and more! We'll be publishing two newspaper magazines over the next 10 weeks. Come and experience the journey of journalism!