Thursday, March 20, 2014

Freese Elementary gets college readiness started early

Freese Elementary School staff and students are working with strong determination to build the academic foundation in students necessary to be college ready.

Happy days at Freese To remind everyone of the goal, every Monday is now "No Excuses" Monday. Freese's student body organization conducted a read-a-thon and a jog-a-thon to raise the money to furnish every student with a "No Excuses" t-shirt. Students are excited to wear the shirts that remind us all how important it is to achieve in school.

Elizabeth Freese Arts and Culture Magnet School aims to provide every child with the educational skills needed for academic and career success.
As a magnet school, students are educated with state-approved core curriculum with a special focus on arts and culture. Those subjects are woven into academic work to enrich learning and teach students a broader global perspective. In addition, students explore topics with local artists, musicians, dancers and actors, on and off campus. More than 20 Partners-in-Education keep our magnet program enriching and lively.

Freese applies rigorous standards to learning, using multiple measures of testing and grading students to ensure their learning remains on target. The school's philosophy is that the principal, teachers and staff are accountable to parents and the community and most of all, to our students.

For more information, contact principal Alma Hills at (619) 479-2727.