This summer has been like nothing we’ve ever experienced, and I’m sure I’m not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the many uncertainties and unknowns looming ahead of us this fall. The anxiety that has been building throughout the ever-evolving pandemic is oftentimes crushing. So, during this time of so many restrictions and cannots, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the things you can do to prepare your child for the fall semester regardless of the learning model they’ll be adopting (...)
This year, as one portion of our newly-developing social studies curriculum, we’re doing something extra special for our students and our community. We are finding individuals who have lived through and experienced firsthand some of our most impactful moments in history and asking them to share their stories with us. Some of the events we're … Continue reading Introducing the “I Lived It” Series
Head of School Katerina Watson emphasizes the importance of continuing candid conversations about race.
Culturally responsive teaching is at the heart of our mission to be inclusive at EPIC Academy. And while we take many steps to implicitly create a sense of belonging within our walls (such as carefully constructing lesson materials to include a variety of perspectives and representation, teaching about a diverse array of historical figures, etc), … Continue reading Teaching Students to Think Critically About Bias
Lead Support Professional Drew Lawrence speaks out on his personal experiences with police racism and the urgent need for reforms.
I know that I typically post something lighthearted on Monday mornings, but this is too important to ignore. Our Black students matter, and I don’t want to go another moment without saying it to them directly [...]
Our backward alphabet countdown to summer continues with a slew of new spirited theme days!
As our students wrap up their fantasy comics, Head of School Katerina Watson highlights the benefits of studying graphic novels.
Head of School Katerina Watson celebrates EPIC moms, and our students delve into fantasy writing.
Head of School Katerina Watson explains how EPIC uses the digital game Minecraft as a social-emotional learning tool.