Seven Gen Nationally Recognized as EIC Model School
Seven Generations Charter School recently became the first school in Pennsylvania to be named an EIC model school.
Seven Generations Charter School was recently recognized as the newest EIC (Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning) model school in the country and is only the fourth school to receive this honor during the 2011-2012 school year.
Seven Gen also is the first school in the state of Pennsylvania to join the nationally recognized network of 900-plus EIC model schools in 16 states.
In a recent letter to East Penn School District’s superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger posted on the Seven Gen website, Dr. Patricia Vathis, Environment and Ecology Curriculum Advisor in the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Division of Standards and Curriculum, wrote, “This letter is long overdue in recognizing the accomplishments of Seven Generations Charter School, East Penn School District. I have been using Seven Generations as a shining example of the kind of educational program that addresses the environment and ecology mandated K-12 standards through an integrated model known nationally as EIC (Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning).”
Dr. Vathis continued, “I have been working with Seven Generations staff on professional development and lesson plan development, and as a curriculum specialist I understand the depth to which this charter went to make sure their curriculum aligned to both the standards and state assessments. I commend them on their fine work. As I travel around the Commonwealth and have other schools looking for exemplary models that do curriculum as well as hands-on outdoor experiences, I cite Seven Generations as one of those diamond programs that should be emulated. I congratulate all of you for setting the bar so high.”
The Seven Generations charter renewal resolution is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the District Administrative Offices.