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School closure will be extended until April 7th, 2020. Our next day back to school will be April 8th.  We will provide 6 more days of e-learning opportunities for students beginning March 31st.We will email parents and post more information regarding this closure and regarding E-Learning and lunches.

National Census Day is April 1st, 2020.

Here is some information on why the census is so important to communities: Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census


EMSA is a Landmarks Illinois, 2020 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipient! Read about EMSA and the other recipients here.

Join our 2020/2021 wait list here.

Paper Applications are also available for the 2020/2021 wait list.
The Public Lottery was held on March 5. All applications from dated March 3, 2020 and on, will be placed on the wait list according to the date of submission.

2019 Fast Facts.  2019 Datos.

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The WOW & WONDER in Learning!

Welcome to the Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA), a public charter school where students and teachers reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility!


The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School is a diverse and dynamic EL Education ( community dedicated to fostering each child’s unique potential through exemplary standards of character, academic achievement, and social responsibility.


EMSA brings the Wow & Wonder of Learning to students through a STEM public charter school. Our educational approach benefits children of all backgrounds, engages parents, community leaders and experts in support of student learning. Students dive deep into field work, project-based learning, and service through critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

On October 3, 2017, the Illinois State Charter School Commission voted to grant the appeal of EMSA’s Charter School Proposal.

Have questions? Contact our crew at:

A big thank you also goes out to all of the EMSA volunteers, supporters, families, and design team who helped to bring the WOW & WONDER of EL Education to area families!

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