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East Point Academy has been monitoring weather conditions as we plan for possible impact from Hurricane Dorian. In an abundance of caution, we will be closed on Thursday, September 5. Unless otherwise stated we will be operating on a normal school schedule for Friday. Stay tuned for further updates on Bloomz, social media, our website, through local...
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East Point Academy was named Columbia’s Best Private or Charter School for the second year running and received an Honorable Mention for Columbia’s Best After School Program yesterday in the Free Times Columbia’s Best competition.
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We are thrilled to be named the #2 Charter School in South Carolina by Niche!
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Thank you to all or the teachers, staff members, students and families who make us worthy of this honor.
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We are thrilled to announce that East Point has been voted Best Private or Charter School by the readers of the FreeTimes.
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February 28, 2018 – Students of East Point Academy (EPA) participated in the 9th Annual Palmetto State Chinese Star Contest at Presbyterian College on Saturday, February 24, taking home first, second and third place awards, with 16 performances from 15 of their students. The Palmetto State Chinese Star Contest provides a stage for students in colleges and K-12...
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忠犬新春送旺,东点喜事连连 ——-南卡东点书院期待戊戌狗年再创佳绩 2018年3月12日是中国的传统佳节元宵节,位于南卡州哥伦比亚的东点书院(East Point Academy)里热闹非凡。来自的南卡大学孔子学院的岳晓彤和刘傲雪老师为东点的老师们带来了亲手制作的元宵,东点的中美两国老师在一起庆祝元宵节。 作为南卡罗莱纳州唯一一家公立全中文浸泡式特许学校,东点书院的中国新年庆祝活动,从除夕开始,一直持续到元宵节。在除夕当天,东点还举行了一年一度的中国新年游行,而走在游行队伍的最前面,则是东点书院校长马克·邦兹(Mark Bounds)。邦兹先生手擎龙珠,引领金龙上下翻滚,来回穿梭,引来学生们和家长们一片欢笑。在接下来的春节晚会上,东点的学生们给众多来宾表演了中国传统武术、歌曲、舞蹈、乐器、话剧等精彩纷呈的节目。来自南卡大学孔子学院的特邀嘉宾李越院长还从中国给东点的学生带来了十分别致、吉祥的小狗玩具作为新年礼物。中外来宾与全体东点师生一起度过了一个热闹祥和的中国新年。 2018年 是农历戊戌狗年,中国人喜欢称之为旺旺年。东点沉浸式中文项目协调人(Chinese Immersion program Coordinator)李君兰老师介绍说,在过去的一年里,东点学院在新一任校长马克·邦兹(Mark Bounds)和全体师生员工的共同努力之下, 与南卡大学孔院和哥伦比亚华人协会精诚合作,取得了不菲的成果,可谓是喜事连连。 首先是学校在中国语言文化推广和提高专业教学水平上的卓越成效获得了广大家长和各界社会的认可,先后被包括 The State, West  Metro News, Cola Daily, World Journal等多家新闻媒体报道,并被Niche网站评为南卡州七十二家特许学校中的第八名。 在2018年2月24日举行的的第九届南卡州中文之星大赛中,东点所有十五名参赛选手均获佳绩,独揽大赛各个组别的一等奖和若干二、三等奖 ,为参赛代表队中获奖最多的一支代表队。 最振奋人心的是,经过东点校董事会、校长马克·邦兹和沉浸式中文项目协调人李君兰等多方共同努力,就在狗年的正月初一,南卡教育部经过严格审查,批准了东点提交的关于东点初中毕业生通过参加汉语语言水平测试来申请免修计入高中学分的申请。从今年三月起,东点的八年级学生都将在初中毕业前通过参加汉语考试来分别获得中文一、中文二、和中文三的高中学分。这不但让东点的学生多年学习汉语的努力得到了认可,也为学生将来的高中生活提供了一个更高的起点,为学生将来更大的成功奠定了坚实的基础。这一大好消息极大地鼓舞了包括诸多华裔学生在内的所有东点学子们继续努力学好中文的积极性。 李君兰老师还指出,作为南北卡中文沉浸式学校的领军人物,校长马克·邦兹(Mark Bounds)自上任以来,一直致力于将中国文化融入东点教学生活的各个方面。而李君兰老师自己多年来也一直在做好本职教学和项目协调工作的前提下,努力向东点社区的各个族裔介绍和推广中国文化,努力提高诸多身在异乡的东点华人的民族自信心,增进各个其他族裔对中国文化传统的了解和尊重。在校长马克·邦兹和李君兰老师的积极推动下,东点人充分认识到中国新年对于学习中国文化的重要性,同时也为对在东点辛苦耕耘的中国老师和包括孔院、华协等在内的各个给予东点支持的中国社区的团体表示最崇高的敬意和感谢,校董会最终于狗年的第一次校董会大会上正式通过校长的提议,从2019年起,中国新年将作为东点的节日写进新一个学年的日历,全校放假一天。自此,东点正式成为南北卡第一家中国新年全校放假的公立学校,为南北卡州的文化多样性和包容性领域奉献了里程碑式的一大步。 展望狗年,东点全体中美教师都是信心满满,力争学校更上层楼。校长马克·邦兹(Mark Bounds)表示,在新的一年里,东点将继续加强与南卡大学孔院、哥伦比亚华人协会以及南卡华人社区的合作,秉着文化融合、启发心智、扩大视野的培养目标,教育出更多中美交流的使者,为促进中美文化交流做出更多的贡献, 也为提高南卡的整体教育水平尽一份力。   March 2nd, 2018 marked the Chinese Lantern Festival which is the end of China’s biggest holiday, Chinese New Year. Visiting scholars from the Confucius Institute, Xiaotong Yue and Aoxue Liu, made and shared the Chinese traditional food for Lantern Festival,  bean past...
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February 15, 2015 – East Point Academy has been abuzz with activity as the school and community celebrates Chinese New Year and the ringing in of the Year of the Dog. The celebration kicked off with the sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Auction on February 9, 2018 at the River Center at Saluda...
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    East Point Academy will be holding their sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration and Auction on February 9, 2018 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. The event includes dinner, dancing, a band and entertainment from traditional Chinese performers. The centerpiece of the event is an auction where guests can bid on...
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East Point Family, we need your help! We have made it on the ballot for the voting round for the Best of The State in the Public Charter School Category. Please vote for us! To vote: 1 – Follow link by clicking image above. 2 – Select the Service category. 3 – Scroll 2/3 down...
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