“Empowering Learners as Global Thinkers and Producers”
Welcome to the Eastern Lancaster County School District. We are a school district that recognizes our responsibility to prepare each learner to create their own future, whether that will be here in our community or elsewhere. We are keenly aware that our schools need to provide learners with learning experiences that are purposeful and connected to their futures. Our learners won’t “enter” the future when they graduate – they will live their futures in our schools every day.
In our district, we are charting a course that considers learners success as much more than test scores or external measures. These have their place, and we strive to reach achievement levels far above those established by the Commonwealth in the form of State Assessments (PSSA and Keystone Exams) or the multiple measures incorporated into the Future Ready PA Index. Additionally, learners also need experiences that are personalized with individualized goals, opportunities to collaborate and solve problems, and interactions that prepare them for the variety of viewpoints and perspectives they will encounter throughout their lives. In our classrooms, our learners are being prepared every day for their futures, no matter what pathway they may choose. Learners are able to explore their passions and capitalize on their strengths through real-world experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Academic programs are enhanced through a wide array of extra-curricular activities which help each learner develop the full array of skills they will need to be successful in the future.
The expectations of the community are demonstrated every day in the classrooms across ELANCO. Teachers are consistently building partnerships with learners and their parents to maximize each learner’s opportunities. Parent support is therefore ongoing and positive and a key to the success of the district. Community support, through internships and job-training, also provides experiences to prepare learners for their future.
As Superintendent, I assure you that our team of professional faculty and support staff members respect their roles and responsibilities in educating our ELANCO learners and will work every day to make your child’s experience the best it can be.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know us better.
Michael Snopkowski Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools