Elementary Grade Program

The Setting…

There are 9 elementary school attendance areas within the East Allen County Schools (EACS) district.  In the New Haven and Paul Harding attendance areas, the elementary schools house students in Kindergarten through grade Five.  In the Heritage, Leo, and Woodlan attendance areas, elementary schools house students in Kindergarten through grade Six.  Students are expected to attend the neighborhood school in which they reside; however, parents may apply for their child to attend another school in the district by following the guidelines outlines by the Office of Student Services ("Choice" program).  The East Allen County Schools follow Indiana guidelines to determine class size. 

The Task…

The elementary grades focus on the individual student and the development of basic skills.  A special emphasis is given to having students reading on grade level by the time they are in third grade.  This is supported through Reading Recovery and a Balanced Literacy program.  As students move into the intermediate grades, continued emphasis is placed on skill development in conjunction with problem solving and higher level thinking skills.  In addition to the intellectual focus, the staff at the elementary level emphasize the importance of positive social, physical, and emotional development.

The Curriculum…

EACS elementary schools offer students a solid core of academic experiences that include reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and health.  These are complimented by special area classes in art, music physical education, and technology.

Students in the intermediate grades have opportunities to participate in intramural activities as well as academic experiences including the Hoosier Spell Bowl, Hoosier M.A.T.H., Allen County Spelling Bee, and Geography Bee.  Other programs and activities available include the following:

Latchkey: After-school supervision at three sites

McMillen Center: Health education experiences

Junior Achievement: Workforce readiness and economic skills

ILS Labs: Individualized computer program in reading and mathematics

Awareness Cooperative Learning: Instructional strategy enhancing student responsibility, self-esteem, social and academic achievement

Information Network: Advance telephone system providing information to parents/guardians and students

Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Visual art experiences

Title I: Supplemental assistance in reading (3 sites)

Pre-School: Half-Day program for 4 year olds (2 sites)

Guidance Counselors: Classroom, small group, and individual assistance

Nurses: Health-care and health/nutrition education

Fort Wayne Philharmonic: music education experiences

The Invitation…

Parents are encouraged to contact any of the schools for further information or to arrange a visit to the school.  Elementary school personnel are generally available from August 1 through June 30 of each year.  If you are unable to reach the school site, you are encouraged to contact the East Allen County Schools administrative offices for assistance by telephone at 260.446.0100.  We welcome your inquiries concerning how we may best serve your needs.