ABOUT EOLA HILLS
Our mission is to open our doors to ALL students, regardless of life experiences, and offer the highest quality education that the student is prepared to receive. We recognize that students are individuals and we take into consideration each individual’s personalities, multiple intelligences, learning styles, trauma experiences, and personal goals when navigating the challenges of education with them. While quality education is always at the core of our mission, our first priority is always trauma stewardship, building positive relationships, and positive life skill development.
We approach each day as a clean slate for students to grow from their experiences and expect personal and academic achievement to take time. We expect each and every member of our team to value their connections with our students, and to work with them as individuals to achieve the highest level of success in each subject area.
Our mascot is the phoenix. We chose this mascot to represent the second chance, that we believe every student deserves, at a quality education and a bright future. We have a focus on trauma informed teaching, as well as trauma sensitive disciplinary action. We recognize that many of our students have difficult pasts, in regards to life as well as educational experiences. It is our hope that they identify with the phoenix, that they rise from their ashes, spread their wings, and take flight into a great new world of possibilities.
"Success in learning, success in life."
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.
Eola Hills Charter School started as Ballston Community School in August of 2006. In 2013 the school suffered a devastating fire that was ultimately a total loss. For two years the school moved from location to location just trying to stay open. Finally, we were able to secure a permanent spot, back in our Ballston Community, with 5 modular buildings. We were able to reopen in our permanent location in 2016.