It is my great pleasure to welcome each of you to Escuela Campo Alegre’s Secondary School and to the 2017-2018 school year. Our secondary school is a community where students and adults are productive and a place where everyone is safe to explore and grow as learners. While what happens in the classroom is paramount, education at ECA extends well beyond the normal school day, as our high school students share with others as young scholars, care-givers, athletes, thespians, musicians, artists and more.
The secondary school is relatively small with approximately 120 students and 24 faculty members, yet strong relationships are fundamental; an important school theme is ‘Positive Relationships’ with students, faculty, staff, parents, administrators and every community member. At ECA, students know they are valued individuals and all adults at the school care about them. In addition, teachers know they are valued, and much effort goes into their professional and personal growth as educators.
Academically, ECA offers an American school diploma program in English that is accredited by Middle States Association and Council of International Schools, and the International Baccalaureate Organization. The secondary school offers a highly successful International Baccalaureate program (IB) that serves as a university entrance qualification in more than seventy countries. Full IB Diploma recipients regularly receive advance standing or placement at U.S. and Canadian universities. The IB Program also offers a variety of IB Certificates that non-IB diploma students may earn for individual courses, and ECA graduates are exceptionally well-prepared to attend the finest universities around the world.
I personally invite you to come to campus and observe the energy of daily life, and if I can assist you in any way this year, please contact me directly by phone, email, or stop by to visit.
Mark Pleasants M.A.Ed.
Secondary School Principal