Eola Hills Charter School


Our Mission::

Assist Marion, Yamhill, and Polk County families and students in need of a different school placement. We deliver an individualized alternative learning environment for students that experience distress in their current more traditional school placement.

Eola Hills Charter School takes a whole-child approach to education. Teachers, administrators, and support staff work together to meet the intellectual, social, behavioral, and emotional needs of each and every child we serve.

Our motto is "Success in learning, success in life"

More Information

Eola Hills Charter School (EHCS) offers an alternative education setting which differs from the traditional public school environment in that testing, evaluation and intervention/action planning is much more comprehensive. The process utilized by EHCS in testing and evaluation leads to the development of a Personalized Education Plan, (PEP), for each student. The PEP includes identification of strengths and weaknesses relative to foundational thinking abilities, and a plan designed to facilitate improvements in those that are weak while enhancing those indicated to be areas of giftedness. IEP’s from a student’s resident district are adhered to and augmented by the Eola Hills Charter School’s PEP. Additionally, in the PEP, students have a specific discipline plan designed for their own individual needs.

Additional Programs

At Eola Hills Charter School we offer two unique programs to enhance the education of our students. The first program is Multi -Sensory Integration (MSI). MSI is integrated into the entirety of the day. We understand that every child learns in an individual way and want to offer children the opportunity to utilize their surroundings to manage themselves in the classroom and in turn be successful academically. The use of fidgets, pressure therapy, agriculture and many more multi - sensory activities are used in the classroom.

In Addition to MSI, Eola Hills Charter School also teaches in alignment with the principles of Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. We follow a plan of assessments determining how a student learns and then offer ways to help develop growth areas and enhance the student's strengths.

To read more about the teaching used at Eola Hills Charter School click on the following links:

Gardner: Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

SOI Systems http://www.soisystems.com/

MSI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multisensory_integration

Ballametrics http://www.balametrics.com/

Bal-a-vis-x http://www.bal-a-vis-x.com/

Irlen Method http://irlen.com/index.php

CPS http://www.thinkkids.org

Charter Schools are tuition-free public schools created on the basis of an agreement or "charter" between the school district and the community. This gives the charter school expanded freedom, relative to traditional public schools, in return for a commitment to meet higher standards of accountability. Eola Hills Charter School is accredited under the Oregon Department of Education per the following: ORS 338.115 (12). A high school diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate issued by a public charter school grants to the holder the same rights and privileges as a high school diploma, a modified diploma, an extended diploma or an alternative certificate issued by a non-chartered public school.