Every student at SEA receives a wide variety of Academic Enrichment classes to broaden their educational experience. Starting in Pre-K, students experience the following enrichment programs:
Ms. Johnson leads SEA students weekly 50-minute art classes and art lessons are often intertwined with content they are studying in their main subjects. For instance, the first grade students make cloths and necklaces while studying Africa in social studies. The activities relate to the topics of study, provide opportunities for expression, reward originality and innovation, and teach skills that allow students to gain knowledge and appreciation of the world and their place in it.
The pride of the art program is extensive artist study. Students learn art techniques by studying the original masters beginning in Pre-K with Van Gogh.
Under the direction of Ms. Shatley, the music program at SEA explores and develops many different aspects of music including, but not limited to, singing, movement, listening, history, theory, composition, instrument playing, and performance. We believe that each student has musical potential, and the music program at SEA is designed to develop and use these musical abilities of students to their fullest potential.
Performances are an important part of the general music program at SEA. To the student, these performances and the preparation for them build and teach confidence, self-esteem, and self-discipline.
SEA prides itself on the value we place on physical education. Pre-K through third grades have 25 minute physical education classes outside on our PE field or in our state-of-the-art gymnasium, under the direction of Mrs. Albertson and Mrs. Nycz every day of the week. Fourth and fifth grades take part in three 50-minute physical education classes a week. Emphasis is on the whole child, social skills and character building (e.g. sportsmanship, fair play, respect, cooperation and honesty) are important components. Team sports are taught as well as lifetime wellness. Swimming instruction takes place at our campus pool during the fall and spring for all grades and fourth and fifth grade canoe on Lake Brantley.
Spanish is offered at SEA from Pre-K to 5th grade. Senorita Villa's main objective in teaching Spanish is to take advantage of children’s natural enthusiasm, interests, and ability to imitate sounds of another language. Basic vocabulary and simple material are provided to prepare children to begin communicating in Spanish. The program takes into consideration age and maturity levels, as well as a child’s natural ability to learn either by listening, reading, writing or singing. Teaching the Spanish cultural heritage gives children an appreciation of the people who speak Spanish. Students are motivated to imagine and experience the joy of learning and speaking a foreign language though planned activities such as music, simple conversations as well as preparation of “Día de los Muertos” and “Navidad.”