High School Program

The Setting…

The high school experience in East Allen County Schools (EACS) can be found in a variety of settings. By choice, high school enrollments have been kept low to personalize the educational process and to accommodate the needs of students. The junior/senior high setting is available at Heritage Jr./Sr. High School, Leo Jr./Sr. High School, and Woodlan Jr./Sr. High School comprising grades 7-12. The high school setting is available at New Haven High School and at Paul Harding High School comprising grades 9-12. With this structure in mind, we will refer to the high school as grades 9-12 encompassed within both settings.

The Task…

The focus of our high schools is maintained in educating the students to become skilled in comprehension, communication, problem-solving, decision-making, and inter-relational dynamics. During the high school years, students continue to narrow their paths of study in preparation for the task of life-long learning, whether that is in immediate employment or additional post-secondary education including college preparation, technical preparation, apprenticeships, or vocational training. EACS staff is dedicated to preparing the students to become successful leaders and participants in their community and in our rapidly expanding global market economy.

The Curriculum…

Students in the high school are provided a curriculum that will allow them to meet the highest established standards set by the State of Indiana for graduation through achieving the Indiana Academic Honors Diploma requirements, the CORE 40 requirements, or the Indiana High School Diploma requirements. The curriculum includes language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language including opportunities in multiple languages, fine arts including multiple bands, choirs, and art courses, technology education, and computer applications, health and physical education, vocational agriculture and vocational/technical education. Each curricular area maintains standards that support significant development of the skills necessary for future success. Students are given opportunities to take advanced placement courses, participate in the Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (I.C.E.) program, attend the area vocational school, gain college credit through early enrollment and dual credit programs, and participate in the "Five Schools, One Campus" program of shared courses among EACS schools.

Students may also become involved in a variety of other extracurricular activities including the Academic Super Bowl competition, Hoosier Spell Bowl, speech and drama activities from a participant level in productions to the competitions level, FFA competitions, and foreign language competitions or Marching Band. A variety of clubs, organizations, and opportunities exist to assist students in developing leadership skills, teamwork, cultural and ethnic understanding, and self-confidence. EACS students have been successful in achieving district, sectional, regional, state, and national recognition in a variety of activities.

Another component of the extracurricular program includes multiple levels of interscholastic athletic competition. Most major sports activities are available for both boys and girls at the competitive level.

The Invitation…

Our schools are open for your visitation. Please make contact from August 1 through June 30 with any school of interest to you for a tour and more information regarding details and specific programs offered. If you are unable to reach the school site, you are encouraged to contact the East Allen County Schools administrative offices for assistance by telephone at 260.446.0100. Not all programs are offered in each building. We welcome your inquiries concerning how we may best serve your needs.