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      Program Overview


        Ebenezer Avenue Elementary focuses on students pursuing their natural curiosity to create their own learning path and build their knowledge. With the inquiry approach, students are empowered to explore, research, and share on topics based on their personal interests and fascinations. The program is designed to guide students to explore more deeply in their own way and on their own timeline.

        How It Works:

        • The Inquiry Program follows state standards but allows students to own their learning through an integrated approach in the classroom.
        • Teachers set the stage for learning by introducing a unit then letting students open it up with their own wonderings and questions. The students will conduct wide-ranging research on a subject using a variety of methods from provided resources to interviews with field experts.
        • The Inquiry Program at Ebenezer uses a five domain model for teaching that merges the characteristics that lead students to life-long success merged with the profile of a South Carolina high school graduate: 1. Self-Control 2. Social Comprehension 3. Growth Mindset 4. Showing and Having Gratitude 5. Living as an “Inquirer or Wonderer”
        • Every Monday and Friday, all grades will congregate in the Gathering Room for prepared student-led discussions. As a key part of the program, the Gathering Room serves as a way to tie all grades and classrooms together while teaching students important interpersonal skills.



        Program Location:
        Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School
        242 Ebenezer Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730

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        Contact for Program Specific Questions:
        Sheleea Leonard