Elaine Riddick Charter School's educational program is designed based upon the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Our school goes beyond the State's Standards to prepare students for future admission to the best colleges and universities in the world. Our leadership believes that all students are capable of achieving greatness. Our Mission is, "To unleash each student's full natural potential in a high-expectation environment where students regularly exceed expectations and compete globally as conscientious, learned scholars."
The school will emphasize students’ developing strong reading skills. Excellent reading skills is the gateway to future academic success. If your child learns to read well at an early age, the sky is the limit for their future. The ERCS reading program focuses on the THINK LITERACY approach to developing reading skills. THINK LITERACY is an Award-Winning approach to learning to read and write well.
ERCS Science Program begins in Kindergarten and expands each year with fun practical experiences in use of the Scientific Method. ERCS is a STEAM Infusion School which uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) throughout the school’s curriculum.
Students who develop excellent Math skills early in life have expanded choices of future careers. Our approach to Math starts with providing highly qualified teachers who have developed a “Profound Understanding of Elementary School Mathematics.” Students will develop a strong number sense by developing a strong foundation of Mathematics skills.
ERCS is a data-driven instruction school. ERCS uses the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment System for benchmark assessments to guide student’s academic progress. MAP’s has a proven track record of predicting success on the State’s End-Of-Grade Test.