Each summer, ESA welcomes students from local Boys' and Girls' Clubs around Acadiana to participate in ESA Summer. This three-week enrichment program focuses on math, science, writing and history, as well as electives in the arts. Computer instruction is integrated throughout the program. The hands-on courses, taught by current ESA Middle and Upper School faculty, give students the chance to explore, discover and create through exciting real-world projects:
Explore the arts — students shape lumps of clay into bowls, bring characters to life on the stage, see the world through photographer’s lenses, and become the authors of their own stories.
Experience science and math — participants join a marine biologist to catch fish in local lakes and ponds and dissect thier catch in a real science lab, stretch their minds to solve logic puzzles, create their own computer programs.
Expand the world — ESA summer invites students to try new things and meet new friends on our beautiful campus in Cade, La.
Community service at ESA begins with the youngest students, who donate canned goods for needy families, and pet food and supplies for animals in local shelters. Lower School students recently coordinated efforts to create ornaments and to decorate Christmas trees for donation to area hospitals. Students and teachers use community service activities as opportunities to learn about the lives and environments of people in our local community and people and places around the world.
Over 90% of ESA’s Middle and Upper School students volunteer their time for community service activities ranging from peer tutoring and fundraising for local and national organizations to setting up yard sales, serving lunches and playing bingo at outreach centers and nursing homes in our community. Volunteers are never in short supply.