Echo Center operates within Echo Horizon School which provides a complete Pre-K through 6th grade academic program, to hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing (DHH) students, ages four through twelve years.
Through Echo Center, all students with hearing loss are fully mainstreamed into their classrooms. They participate in all areas of academic study including art, music, dance/theatre, and physical education. Our DHH teachers have master degrees from accredited training programs and are credentialed in their field. Speech, language, and auditory skills are promoted on a daily basis through a co-teaching model where a DHH and regular credentialed teacher team at each grade level.
Our experienced faculty engages daily with each child, providing academic excellence in a collaborative environment. Our program is academically challenging and developmentally appropriate for each of our students. Over the course of the elementary years at Echo Horizon School, each child moves towards their personal best as they engage in an exceptional learning experience that emphasizes the fundamentals while infusing their education with technological skill, innovation and creativity. Our graduates are 21st Century thinkers who are inquisitive, innovative problem solvers, bringing technological expertise, creativity, kindness and self-reliance to their lifelong journey of learning.
We are committed to:
- Providing a safe and secure environment where students can grow in autonomy and learn to work and play together.
- Providing an environment that nourishes our students’ social, emotional, physical, intellectual and moral growth.
- Providing the best education for the whole child by using state-of-the-art teaching techniques and technologies that enable teachers to ignite the greatest potential in every student.
- Providing opportunities for our students to actively engage in making connections, solving real life problems and thinking independently.
- Providing opportunities for our students to think creatively and collaboratively with global connections.
- Providing opportunities for creation, collaboration and excellence in program.
- Sharing our resources, practices and knowledge with the local, and global community as well as the local and global DHH community.
What We Offer:
- A positive environment for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children that fosters self-reliance, creativity, and a joy of learning.
- Enthusiastic and caring faculty, sensitive to the needs of DHH students.
- A dynamic, whole-child curriculum including art, music, dance theatre, technology, physical education, and Inquiry & Innovation time.
- A fully credentialed faculty, dedicated to Dr. Madeline Hunter's instructional model of teaching.
- A strong academic program which includes the use of Singapore Math and Responsive Classroom approach.
- Annual assessments and continuous evaluation of student skills and academic achievements to create an individualized program for DHH students.
- Support of parents and collaboration between the school, parents, and hearing healthcare professionals.
- Optional speech and language classes available to DHH students, led by DHH teachers to further develop and improve speech, language, and listening skills.
- Independent diagnostics - comprehensive assessments for language, speech, auditory, and academic skills.
- In-service support for the transition to middle school.
- Service learning and community involvement opportunities.
- After School Enrichment Classes and Extended Day program.