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Mission Statement

Enota's Mission

Mission
The Mission of the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is to contribute to the quality of our future through providing diversified learning for our students, partnership with our community and excellence in our staff, faculty and administration.

Vision
Enota is a school of diverse individuals who are developing all of their intelligences to the highest degree. It is a school with a warm and inviting atmosphere where the focus is on the learners and learning.

We, the staff and students, will learn, live and work harmoniously with mutual respect without compromising individual belief and identities.

Our vision encompasses a commitment to excellence. These expectations will be met through:

  • Developing high achieving, well-rounded, and successful students, citizens, and life-long learners
  • Providing a holistic and child-centered program that promotes student confidence and excitement for learning
  • Reaching all of the intelligences within our children by utilizing innovative and progressive strategies
  • Being a model school presenting opportunities for our students to achieve their full potential
  • Providing academic programs that challenge the intellect and maximize the potential of each student to acquire knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary to become thinking, productive, and responsible citizens
  • Providing a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment where everyone is appreciated for their strengths
  • Fostering a creative and motivating environment with respect and appreciation for diversity
  • Fostering a collaborative and flexible work environment
  • Hiring dedicated employees that are high qualified, superbly talented, and exemplary individuals that embody professionalism and support for each other
  • Being honest, steadfast, goal-oriented, informed, prepared, communicative and courteous professionals
  • Involving and meeting the needs of the families in our school and community to the fullest extent possible
  • Inviting parents to share in the responsibility and the process of educating their childre

Our Beliefs

  • All students can learn. Student learning is the primary focus impacting all decisions made.
  • Students demonstrate understanding of essential knowledge and skills by being actively engaged in meaningful context and producing quality work.
  • Students learn in different ways. Curriculum and instructional practices incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate multiple intelligences.
  • Students learn best when provided with appropriate opportunities for success and challenging expectations to increase their performance.
  • Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, cultural, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility of making a positive impact on the learning process.
  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

The Multiple Intelligences (MI) Curriculum at Enota is built around the belief that every child can be successful. Our curriculum is a course of study that leads to literacy, inquiry, creativity, and critical thinking. All students will be provided with the opportunity to expand and apply skills in a variety of ways. Our shared vision is to empower students to become independent readers and thinkers. We encourage both written and spoken communication that will lead to higher levels of comprehension and performance.

We believe that each child is a unique individual who learns in his or her own way. Therefore, the curriculum at Enota is taught by incorporating activities based on the Multiple Intelligences research of Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard University. The eight basic intelligences as identified by Gardner are:

Logical – Mathematical: Uses inductive and deductive logic, numeration, and abstract
patterns; problem solver.

Visual – Spatial: Depends on visual and proximity thinking; thinks in images.

Bodily – Kinesthetic: Involves physical movement and knowledge of the body.

Verbal – Linguistic: Focuses on thinking on language, both aural and symbolic.

Naturalist - Recognizes and classifies plants, animals, and minerals including a mastery of taxonomies.

Musical – Rhythmic: Responds to acoustic patterns, sounds, rhythms, and tempo.

Interpersonal – Oriented toward social or group relationships; affectively
communicative.

Intrapersonal – Identifies with intuition and introspection; self-knowledge (not
necessarily introverted)

(Taken from: Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences, 2002)
The faculty at Enota is committed to this curriculum. We celebrate the diversity of our students and our goal is to meet the needs of each child. We work as a team to increase student learning and success.

Some of the extra-curricular activities that may be offered at Enota are:
Art, Dance, Drama, Poetry, Literary Publications, Photography, Quilting, Chemistry for Kids, Engineering, Simple Machines using Legos, Rocket Science, Instrumental Music, Scouting, Technology, and Gardening.

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Please see each location's webpage for more information.

Locations Telephone Fax
School Board Office 770.536.5275 770.287.2019
508 Oak Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Centennial Arts Academy 770.287.2044 770.287.2047
852 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy 770.532.7711 770.287.2011
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501
Fair Street IB School 770.536.5295 770.287.2016
695 Fair Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Exploration Academy 770.287.1223 770.535.3798
1145 McEver Road Extension, Gainesville, GA 30504
New Holland Core Knowledge Academy 770.287.1095 770.718.9935
170 Barn Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville Middle School 770.534.4237 770.287.2022
1581 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501
Gainesville High School 770.536.4441 770.287.2031
830 Century Place, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Academy 770.287.2021
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
The International Center 770.536.0081 770.536.6771
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Wood's Mill Learning Academy 770.287.8751 770.287.8639
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Daycare 770.287.2024 770.287.2025
715 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
Maintenance & Bus Shop 770.536.8312 770.287.2008
816 Wood's Mill Road, Gainesville, GA 30501
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