High School
Academic Brief
CURRICULUM: The historical EAST HIGH SCHOOL, the home of the TIGERS, is also home of the Health Sciences Academies, a unique and celebrated medical program which features the Project Lead the Way Curriculum. The program features a challenging medical pathway platform designed to prepare our students for outstanding career opportunities in the medical profession. The program will feature exceptional science and math learning opportunities as well. East offers Advanced Placement courses in calculus and chemistry; KAP U.S. History in conjunction with Kenyon College; and, College Credit Plus (CCP) Opportunities through Columbus State Community College.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Parent/Teacher/Student Association, Parent Consultant, Athletic Boosters, and Marching Tigers Band Boosters.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT), Academy of Engineering Advisory Board, Community for New Direction, Directions for Youth & Families, The Links, United States Army, Columbus State Community College, DeVry, I Know I Can, The Center for Healthy Families, Ohio State University Hospital East, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Clinical Services, Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health, and the East High Alumni Association. East High also has a Site-Based Council that is composed of students, staff and community members.
STUDENT SUPPORT: Project Mentor, Upward Bound and Principals Ladies Club. The Ohio State University provides weekly afterschool tutoring for students and athletes in the East High School Collegiate Preparation Program. After school tutoring in academic courses and OGT prep is available to all students. This year is the second year of the Heath Sciences Club. The club meets weekly after school to explore new and exciting adventures in the medical profession
WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL OUTSTANDING: At East we turn challenges into opportunities by exposing students to experiences that will help them develop 21st century skills. The graduating class of 2016 earned over one million dollars in scholarships, grants and awards. East became an ACT testing site six years ago to encourage students to test early and often. Our numerous partnerships provide a variety of opportunities for students to gain access to resources that enhance their overall educational experience. East continues to demonstrate excellence in academics and athletics. Our outstanding marching band and drill team has toured all over the country performing on BET, performing in the many marching band competitions in Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. The Marching Tigers are the single school organization which has sent the most students from East High to 2 and 4 year colleges over the last several decades. The band continues to produce students with perfect attendance, honor roll and super honor roll. East High continues to host the district wide Literacy Initiative which supports and encourages literacy and sustained learning for all students.
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES: East High School offers National Honor Society, The Ohio State University MD Camp, Principals Ladies Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Chess Club, Recycling Club, Poetry Slam, Hip Hop Dance Club, Lyrics for Change, as well as the highly acclaimed Mighty Marching Tiger Band and Tigerette Dance Squad and Cheerleading Team. We have a significant amount of sports organizations including football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, bowling, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, track, tennis, show choir, theater, the Health Sciences Club and returning soon will be the Robotics Club.
WHERE WE ARE LOCATED: We are centrally located at 1500 E. Broad Street between Taylor and Parkwood Avenues (near Franklin Park).
ABOUT OUR STAFF: We have a caring and outstanding staff dedicated to sustaining high academic achievement and preparing our students for a successful post-secondary academic experience or prosperous career path.
Principal - Charles Richardson Jr.
614.365.6096  |   1500 East Broad Street Columbus, OH 43205
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