Escambia Academy to offer vocational classes this fall

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Escambia Academy will begin to implement new courses and enrichment activities for students this coming school year, officials said.

Headmaster Hugh Fountain said the school’s faculty and staff are excited about the coming year.

“Everything’s about EA,” Fountain said about the Canoe School. “For me, it’s all about the kids. We’re excited about this year at EA.”

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Fountain said the new courses include those that the school hasn’t done in the past.

“We started some school vocational tech classes,” he said. “We’ve never had that before.”

Fountain said the vocational classes are just in the high school portion of the school.

Fountain said EA is adding art to the high school, which it hasn’t had in a while.

“We’re also adding enrichment activities to the elementary school,” he said.

Fountain said the beauty of the enrichment activities is that they bring out the students’ unseen gifts, whether it be speech, singing and art, to name a few.

“You never know, that might help them get motivated to want their education more,” he said.

Fountain said EA is accepting 3 year olds in its K-4 program, and those who are interested in registering their children in grades K-4 through 12, they can just call the school and schedule an appointment for a tour. Prospective students will have to fill out an application for admission. Tuition rates are available by calling the office, he said.

“With us, at EA the key thing is what we try to do is give the kids a foundation to make them a successful person,” he said. “Everybody is not going to be an A-1 academic person. Academics are a part of their success in life. Everybody isn’t going to want to work the same occupation in life, but they’ll be working with fellow employees and under employees. We’re trying to give them something that they can take with them after graduation.”

For more information on Escambia Academy, those interested can call 251-368-2080 or visit the school’s website at