Enrichment Learning

Elementary Enrichment

Enrichment Academy

The Enrichment Academy holds classes twice a year, once in the spring spanning three consecutive Saturdays, and in the summer during the first full week of August.  Classes are held in various area locations such as The College of Wooster, OSU/ATI, and Wayne College Campuses as well as Wayne Center for the Arts.  Students in Grades 3 - 8 choose from a variety of classes covering a wide spectrum of study.  The purpose of the Enrichment Academy is to provide learning experiences that nurture special interests and/or talents to high-ability students.  It is designed to provide students with exploratory classes and activities which challenge potential, introduce specialized fields of knowledge, and supplement the present school experience.  These classes are taught by teachers from area schools who design exciting and challenging curriculum in many diverse areas such as robotics, ecology, science experiments, and various forms of art, math, language arts, and social studies.  Students have an opportunity to work with peers from other schools that share these same interests.

Class size is small to provide an individualized program.  Parents, teachers and students evaluate the program and this feedback provides information for a quality program.


Math Enrichment Day

This one-day enrichment event for East Holmes students in Grades 3-6 is focused on problem solving, team building skills, and a hands-on approach to learning math concepts.  Students explore careers in math, such as engineering, drafting, and accounting.


Summer Enrichment and Exploration Program(s)

Summer Enrichment and Exploration opportunities will be provided for students in grades 1-8.  These offerings replace the prior summer enrichment programs and primary day camps.  Students can explore a variety of topics in academic areas such as science, math, language arts, and visual arts.  Student engagement will promote creative thinking, teamwork, and problem solving.


For more information please contact Kris Pipes-Perone at (330) 345-6771 ext 232.


Young Authors' Conference

The Young Authors' Conference (grades 3-8) is designed to instill a love of reading and writing, provides an opportunity for area students to celebrate the writing process.  Students are invited to attend the conference with a professional author and learn from the author's personal experiences.


For more information please contact Andrew Johnson, Gifted Consultant at (330) 345-6771 ext 272.


Secondary Enrichment

Academic, Junior and Senior Challenge

High school students (grades 9-12) participate in a one-day tournament that provides opportunities to be challenged at the Regional and State level.

Each year middle school students (grades 6-8) participate in a one-day tournament that provides a learning experience for middle school students and generates an interest for the high school Academic Challenge program.


For more information and/or questions please contact:

Lisa Lang, Coordinator for High School/Junior High School Academic Challenge
Deborah Miller, Administrative Assistant
(330) 345-6771 ext. 294


Marine Biology

High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the academy's Marine Biology Class and Field Study.  Classes begin in January of each year and continue through April culminating with a one-week field study in Key Largo, Florida.  Students can receive a 1/2 unit of credit through their local district's adopted course of study.  A local high school teacher, trained in the area of marine science, teaches the class.

The course focuses on the flora and fauna of the living coral reef.  Students gain basic knowledge and skills in taxonomy, ecology, field study techniques, research, observing, collecting and interpreting data.  Class participants are required to pass swimming and snorkeling standards.

The application process is held during the fall following an informative student/parent information meeting in October.  Students begin classes in January and take the field trip in the spring each year.


Andrew Johnson, Gifted Consultant at (330) 345-6771 ext. 272


American Government

This Enrichment Academy program takes place in conjunction with presidential election years and provides an opportunity for grades 10, 11 & 12 to take a closer look at how our government operates.  The program provides an in-depth curriculum on our government and enhances the learning process with research skills and a mentorship component.  Students will take a three-day field studies trip to Washington D.C. where they will attend the Presidential Inauguration and visit historical sites.  This program is facilitated through Educational Field Studies Incorporated.


Andrew Johnson, Gifted Consultant at (330) 345-6771 ext. 272


Western Field Studies

The Western Field Studies program is designed for high school grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.  Classes begin in the spring of each year and end in June with a field study in Wyoming. 

Three major components make up the program:

  1. Coursework, taught locally, emphasizes the history and ecology of the Western United States.
  2. A field trip experience at Teton Science School and National Park in Wyoming.  The staff at the school provides a five-day intensive program focusing on mountain ecosystems, biology, botany, geology and Western history.  Students participate in several day hikes utilizing the mountain environment.
  3. Planned visits to Yellowstone National Park and landmarks will provide a variety of educational experiences.  

The Western Field Studies program is an educational option that can offer 1/2 unit of credit to participating students.  This program is affiliated with the Teton Science School, which provides quality environmental field science education programs year round through direct interaction with the natural environment of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


Kathy Mast, Administrative Assistant at (330) 345-6771

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