Enrichment & Electives
ECS believes that opportunities for enrichment should be created throughout the curriculum, as well as beyond lesson time – both in school and outside it. An important feature of enrichment is that it must enhance the curriculum and the student’s general learning experience.
The goal of our Enrichment and Electives Program is to support and enhance the ECS mission and to support a resource-based, real-world, active learning curriculum. We provide leadership in and support of collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, parents, and the community.
ECS students are exposed to a variety of activities beyond the classroom. Research has shown that it is in creative, service, and team activities that students encounter situations that challenge, excite, and inspire them. Education does not consist of academic endeavors alone; therefore, by providing extensive enrichment opportunities, ECS is able to encourage each student to extend his or her boundaries beyond the ordinary and discover his or her talents wherever they lie. It is by finding one’s place in a community that one is able to develop confidence and strength.
ECS Student Life
2019 - 2020
Enrichment Clubs and Activities
Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy – Thompson
Leadership program for ECS Club officers. The mission is to IMPACT THROUGH ACTION in our local community by service and relationship building.
Government Club – Shorten (Model UN and YIG)
Model United Nations is the team for the Government club that meets in the fall. Youth in Government is the team that meets in the spring. Both teams prepare for conferences that take place in the Nashville area.
Knowledge Bowl – Arnwine
ECS Teams compete in Memphis area trivia matches.
Mock Trial – Salazar
Teams compete and act out a simulated civil or criminal trial by arguing either the prosecution or the defense side of a case.
Debate Club – Davis
Club members participate in Debate Matches against Memphis area schools. This club will help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Debate fosters an ability to think on one's feet and to formulate a well supported argument for issues.
Book Club - Davis (Librarian)
Students will all read a book then meet to discuss content.
BioLife - McCarty
Club meets to study plant and animal life through experiments.
Gardening Club – McCarty
Club members plan and work to beautify the ECS campus with plants.
SWAT / Robotics – Burton
Club members build and engineer robots. Students create programs to control the robots to include AI, HTML and visual coding. Machine learning skills will be learned.
Engineering – Stevens
Members prepare for the competition at the University of Memphis - Engineering Day
Spanish Club – Shute
Students that plan to study Spanish in High School may join!
Wilson Society – Shorten
Leadership and service club to support the Memphis community. Selected students will be mentored by the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation and will attend the Bridges leadership retreat.
Best Buddies – Shorten
Volunteering in Best Buddies area events to help make a difference for people with developmental disabilities
Key Club – Little
International service program for students whose goal is to encourage leadership through serving others. Students participate in activities to serve the local Memphis community. To maintain membership, a number of service hours is required.
Streets – Shute
STREETS Ministries, through the love of Jesus Christ, engages, encourages, and equips youth to achieve their potential by realizing their God-given purpose.
LOOP Bible Study for Lower School students and Seniors - Brady (Seniors ONLY)
Club meets to play spike ball during Community and after school.
WESTERN EUROPE TRIP
JUNE 22-JULY 2, 2020
ECS Western Europe trip spots are still open to current 9th-12th grade students! Join Jenny Shorten as well as Head of School Braxton Brady, his wife, and son on this great adventure. Check out the amazing itinerary. Contact Amanda McCarty for more info and to sign up.