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Impacts & Outcomes

Our Mission
The mission of e3 Civic High is to engage, educate, and empower our learning community to be passionate, life-long learners and civic leaders that are prepared for college, workforce, and life.
 
College . Workforce . Life
While the three e3's represent our core values and drives our mission, the 3 R's (reading, writing and arithmetic) drive academic college readiness while the 5 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Civic Engagement) drive our Workforce and Life readiness. This is the "e3 Way".

All e3 scholars have clear college, workforce and life targets including academic, civic engagement and internships to prepare them for life after high school. All scholars are offered academic and wellness supports as well as small class sizes. e3 supports all scholars to prepare for and take the PSAT, SAT and apply to 2 year college and 4 year universities. We blend both current student achievements as well as alumni outcomes to guide our practice in generating the greatest impact on success for the students who we serve.
 
Measuring Student Success
We measure achievement on an ongoing basis, using multiple measures to assess what students know and can do through projects that foster real-world connections and college and career-preparedness. We look at indicators such as successful completion of high school coursework, presentations of learning, Real world learning work experience and internship participation, and college level course completion prior to high school graduation. Annual student, parent, and staff surveys help us stay in touch with the success of our work in less tangible areas such as connections with peers and school staff, academic and social preparedness, and well-being. Though standardized testing is not something that drives our practice, we continue to look at it as part of the big picture as well, including state mandated testing and other nationally normed college prep tests such as PSAT, SAT, and ACT. College application and acceptance rates also help us evaluate whether or not students are succeeding in high school, and all e3 students are expected to graduate with course work beyond the University of California and California State University course entry requirements (A-G eligibility).
 
Our interest in ensuring college success further drives us to keep up with our alumni and how they fare in life after e3. We track college enrollment information such as where students attend directly after high school. We use National Student Clearinghouse data to keep an eye on college persistence (whether or not students choose to continue in college), and their college transfer patterns. We are also tracking college graduation rates. We utilize this information to keep in touch with alumni, monitor and support students considering leaving college, and connect our graduates with additional resources as they continue on their path through college and career. Our alumni also play a role in the success of our current students, as many alum return to e3 each year to speak to their younger peers about the knowledge and experience they’ve gained beyond our walls.