ECA Alum Liz Days presents her one woman comedy

Flighty Connections

to benefit the ECA Theatre Department
on Thursday evening, October 19th at 7pm
in the ECA Arts Hall
55 Audubon Street
New Haven, CT

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking on the following Eventbrite link:

https://flightyconnectionscomedy10-19-17.eventbrite.com/ 

Please come out for for a wonderful evening of theatre and to benefit the department!


A Great New Opportunity!

 

ECA students have the ability to use Career Cruising to search for colleges and take interest inventories.  Juniors are currently meeting with Julie to work on college searches, however, all ECA students have access to this comprehensive site.  Please use the link below and use your ECA log-in information. (Your student ECA e-mail and your internet access code)

https://www2.careercruising.com/default/cplogin/ACES

 


Upcoming College Visits:

Oct 16:
UCONN   1:00pm

Oct 17:
Berklee School of Music   2:00pm  Music Dept

Oct 18:
Lesley University - 5th Floor

Nov 10:
Discovery Day at UCONN
for Artists, Designers & Performers - 10am-2pm
at UCONN School of Fine Arts: Digital Media & Design, Dramatic Arts, Music, Art & Art History


Grades: ECA Report cards are quarterly and progress reports are usually sent  if there is a need for the teacher to communicate to a parent mid-term.  Once our grades close and have been processed, ECA will send those grades to the sending school to be incorporated into their high school transcript.   In addition, ECA has our own transcript which lists all courses and grades from each year.   For Seniors applying to college, ECA will send transcripts directly to those schools or can send a transcript to the sending school Counselor to be included with other student materials.  For procedures on sending transcripts, please click on the following link:  Transcript Requests


New Scholarship and College information available on the

College Scholarship and Information Page under the

Guidance Dept.

Check regularly throughout the year for updates!


June 2017

Dear ECA Community,
 
As we ready for summer, we are also preparing to welcome The ECA Class of 2021.
This year, we confronted significant challenge with budget reductions as all Connecticut schools have.  However, I am confident that we will weather the storm as we make new progress in initiatives strengthening the integrity of ECA programming. In the meantime, we are looking at creative alternatives to offset the challenges we confront in the upcoming year.

Due to budgetary restrictions, ECA will suspend integrated studies courses for the 2017-208 school year. The time originally allocated for integrated studies will now focus on new and enhanced content opportunities within each department.

We are currently working with ACES to build a summer PE/Health course to take place during the ACES Summer Academy with certified teachers. In addition, we are considering an after-school yoga, movement, or martial arts class once a week to support students who need PE credit in place of their Tuesday elective program. Please email jmichaelson@aces.org if you would like more information on the PE/Health course.

In addition, we are forging ahead with the development of summer enrichment courses through our departments. This is evolving as you have recently received information on our first two Visual Arts classes in July. Next summer will mark the first annual Summer Institute that connects international and Connecticut students to the Arts through departmental instruction and cultural experiences.
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The ECA Graduation will take place on Monday, June 12 at 1:15PM. Doors open at 1:00PM. We are focused on managing an efficient graduation ceremony so that families may reach their next destination or graduation event on this day.
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There will be an informational meeting on June 19 at 4:30PM for the CT Student Ambassador Service Project Tour. This will take place in the ECA Arts Hall. Spots are limited.
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ECA Families will receive the Summer Mailing during the first week of July. This packet will require families to update contact information and submit participation/permission forms for the upcoming year.
 
A new student service project-learning tour will take place in November 2017. This experience offers students the opportunity to experience cultural immersion AND volunteerism with peers demonstrating global citizenry as we visit four charity schools for disadvantaged students. In addition, participants experience the world's greatest archaeological dig! Students can gain community service hours, cultural competency credit, and utilize their experience for college applications. Service Project-Learning Tour November 2017 
 
Students seeking experience and community service hours can participate in the Arts & Ideas Festival this summer https://goo.gl/forms/TRHmhX0HaTrWExUn1
Thank you,
 
Jason Hiruo
Director