Academics & Assessments
Eugenio María de Hostos is committed to your child’s education. The instructional staff and school leaders know and understand a positive educational experience's impact on each child’s unique light and potential. In partnership with EL Education, Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School provides a model implementing a core curriculum focusing on three dimensions: mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality work that puts each child at the center of their own learning. All stakeholders at Eugenio María de Hostos believe that all young people have the potential to become lifelong change-makers who realize their unique vision rooted in their identity, knowledge, and skills.
Eugenio María de Hostos is a network school under EL Education. EL Education is a school reform model that emphasizes high achievement through active learning, character growth, and teamwork. Students engage in their learning through expeditions, case studies, and projects. Students demonstrate ownership of their learning when they engage in Student-Led Conferences biannually.
In EL Education schools, each student is known well by at least one adult within the school. One structure for developing this relationship—and supporting students socially, emotionally, and academically—is crew. Crew allows students to build positive connections with their peers and with their crew leader. At EMHCS, we are CREW!
At Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School, our students at the K-2 grade level begin schooling in a Dual Language Program (See Bilingual Education). Students learn literacy instruction in their dormant language and learn math, science, and social studies in both Spanish and English. This establishes a foundation in both languages for students. Once they begin 3rd grade, they transition out of a Dual Language Program model and receive their instruction primarily in English while they continue to develop the Spanish language.
The curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation Standards. Teachers use a multitude of resources (Illustrative Math, EL Education 2.0 Modules, PebbleGo, Generation Genius, Descubre Listos, Elevate Science, and Aleks) to create rigorous and engaging units and lessons.
Students in grades 7 and 8 at Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School continue their core instruction in English while further developing the Spanish language through either World Language: Spanish courses or Spanish Language Arts courses (see Bilingual Education). Both language pathways lead to students earning the Seal of Biliteracy upon graduation. Eighth-grade students have the opportunity to gain high school credit through Honors classes in Math, Science, and Spanish.
The curriculum is aligned with the Next Generation Standards. Teachers use a multitude of resources (Illustrative Math, Aleks, EL Education 2.0 Modules, Mosa Mack, and Encuentros) to create rigorous and engaging units and lessons.
EMHCS is committed to ensuring all students graduate with a Regents Diploma. EMHCS offers the opportunity for multiple diploma designations, such as an Advanced Regents Diploma, the Seal of Biliteracy, and the Seal of Civiic Readiness. All students complete a capstone course in their senior year with a focus on social justice. Elective courses include:
Career & Financial Management
Design & Drawing for Production
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Access the Seal of Civic Readiness here.
At EMHCS, assessments are looked at as a tool to measure student growth and ensure the instructional practices meet the needs of each student.
Access the 2023-2024 Assessment Calendar here.