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Why I Like the E.C.H.O. Charter School

Joe and Zach (Grade 10 / E.C.H.O.) Originally published March 2004
Editors’ note: The following are Student Essays on why they like E.C.H.O. charter school, a K-12 charter school in Echo, MN established in 1997.

The E.C.H.O. Charter School means “Every Child Has Opportunities.” The great John Wooden, the most successful coach in college basketball history, said, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

I believe this school will prepare us to succeed. Some good reasons for sending your kids here would be that E.C.H.O. has a great teacher to pupil ratio, less than 14:1. Also, not only do the teachers teach, they get to know the students and foster a respectful relationship with them.

If you’re a kid you will love the “E.C.H.O. Student and Teacher Workdays” which happen about once per month. These are days students don’t have to attend school unless you have incomplete work. So make sure and get your work done! Another great thing is that every year students get to go on a big field trip to places like Chicago or Washington D.C.

That is awesome!

Everyone seems to like the E.C.H.O. Charter School. I’m here to tell you my version of the story.

I like the E.C.H.O. Charter School; it is a wonderful school. The students generally get along very well. When you first come here, you are given a placement test for your personal math level. Depending on how well you do, you are placed in the appropriate class. Thus, you are neither bored out of your mind, nor in a class way over your head. We also help each other. We tutor, have teacher aides, and we sub for busy teachers. Everyone knows you can trust everyone else. The school works wonders!

This has been my point of view on why I like the E.C.H.O. Charter School.

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