7. Are the teachers at East Shore Leadership Academy qualified to teach?
East Shore Leadership Academy will employ teachers with college degrees and State of Michigan teacher certification. Teachers must be “Highly Qualified”.
8. How are students selected for East Shore Leadership Academy?
Enrollment for 2016-17 is open to students entering Kindergarten – grade 7. East Shore Leadership Academy may not select its own student population. The school must offer all applicants an equal opportunity to be admitted and may not discriminate against any student or population for any reason.
9. What if more students want to attend East Shore Leadership Academy than there are student seats available?
East Shore Leadership Academy will establish an open enrollment period and widely advertise the program. Students will be selected randomly if applications exceed enrollment/seat space.
10. Do parents have to pay tuition for their children to attend East Shore Leadership Academy?
No. East Shore Leadership Academy is authorized and funded by the State of Michigan. East Shore Leadership Academy will receive the same level of State Aid per pupil as the Port Huron Area School District.
11. When will school begin and what will be the daily schedule and school year calendar?
School will begin the day after Labor Day. The student daily schedule will be 8:00A.M. – 3:30P.M. Monday – Friday and building hours will be 7:30A.M – 4:00P.M. Monday – Friday. The yearly school calendar will contain 180 days (180 day minimum) of instructional time. East Shore Leadership Academy will not provide bus transportation. This will be the responsibility of the parent.
12. Will there be a dress code at East Shore Leadership Academy?
Yes. All students will have a mandatory dress code. It is the firm belief that if the students are to be leaders in the community they must reflect that through the manner in which they dress. There will be occasional dress-down days. The basic dress code requirement is below:
Permitted attire:• School shirts will be polo style shirts that must be one solid color without any logo. • Dress slacks will be navy blue, black, khaki or grey worn at the waist. Knee length shorts or Capri in navy blue, black, khaki, or grey are permitted
until October 15 and after April 1. Exceptions may be made in the event of unseasonably warm weather.• Sweaters or zip-up hoodies must be one solid color without any logo.• Girls may wear dress slacks, knee-length shorts, skorts, skirts or jumpers in navy blue, black, khaki, or grey.• Socks or tights must be worn at all times.• Shoes must have a closed toe.• Jewelry may be worn providing it is not distracting and does not present a safety hazard.