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EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Just a few of the Opportunities we offer at East:
-East has many programs intended to support all our students. We are in our fifth year of offering a targeted reading class for 9th graders reading well below grade level. This course is in addition to Language Arts. We are also designing co-taught Language Arts classes with our Reading teacher. -We have after and during-school ACT prep courses that run year-round for our juniors and seniors eager to attend college. -East has pioneered service models for English learners in the state of Utah for over a decade. Our newcomer program services students who have been in the United States for less than a year or who arrive in the public school system with no prior formal education. We offer rigorous, focused instruction in all core content areas in a safe environment targeted both on content, English language acquisition, and gaining cultural capital. We aim to mainstream English learners into general and advanced classes as prepared as non-English learner students. -East High AVID is in its 12th year. We’ve had multiple student speakers at the AVID National Conference, AVID has helped students raise millions of dollars each year in scholarship awards, and has made college dreams a reality for our students for over a decade. -This year a focus has been made on de-tracking incoming 9th grade students, with the purpose of supporting heterogeneous classes in Pre-AP English 1 and AP Human Geography.
East's Diversity is Inspiring
East’s diverse group of students’ state assessment proficiency scores demonstrates only part of the picture: our students come together to form a very large, diverse high school community. East has nearly 2000 students, with over 65% on free or reduced lunch and approximately 50% of students considered non-native speakers. Student growth is key in our minds. Our student population boasts many future first generation college students (who are prepared through programs at our school to stay in college) and graduates going on to some of the most elite schools in the nation: Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Brown, Duke, Julliard, US Naval and Air Force Academies, NYU. East offers more concurrent classes than any other school in our district, our AP offerings are wide and varied, and our CTE pathway programs produce state and national finalists at Skills USA competitions. We believe in preparing students for what comes after high school first and foremost. This includes providing opportunities for student leadership and community involvement. We strive to have all students engaged in at least one extracurricular program or activity. East High School student leadership recently revised our Constitution to include more voice and representation from our diverse student body. Research indicates these are the experiences which will prepare our students and East High Alumni to be productive, socially minded citizens, who are capable of making the difference.