EASTERN CENTER FOR
ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
EASTERN is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The campus is located in Willow Grove and is owned by nine school districts in Eastern Montgomery County. They include Abington, Bryn Athyn, Cheltenham, Hatboro Horsham, Jenkintown, Lower Moreland, Springfield, Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland.
More information about EASTERN is available at www.eastech.org.
Programs taken at EASTERN are considered part of the high school program and count as elective credit toward graduation. Programs enrich the students high school experience. They give students the opportunity to reinforce their career path after high school, get a head start in collegiate studies in that field and get ready for employment. Most of the half-day programs offer advanced placement college credit opportunities for students continuing their education after high school in similar majors. The options include:
College Credit Penn State courses are 5 days a week, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. for college bound seniors who are responsible and capable of doing college level work, are self-directed and able to manage their time wisely and are interested in accounting/finance, computer & information science or engineering as a college major. Students must pass the first semester class to be eligible to continue second semester. Students successfully completing these courses will receive 8 Penn State credits in accounting/finance, 6 Penn State credits for computer and information science, or 6 Penn State credits in engineering. Students meet on EASTERNs campus September and October and the rest of the school year on the Penn State Abington College campus.
Career programs are scheduled 5 days a week for 2 hours 45 minutes from 7:45 a.m.10:30 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. in fourteen career areas are primarily offered to 11th and 12th grade students. They are recommended as a two-year sequence for students, except Allied Health, which is a senior- only option. If space is available, one-year seniors are accepted into all programs.
-A work experience program is available to qualified second-year students incorporating on-site job experiences with classroom learning.
-Many programs offer advanced placement/college credit options at colleges like DeVry University, Johnson & Wales University, Penn College of Technology, Lincoln Technical Institute, CHI, Harcum College and Bucks and Montgomery Community Colleges.
Individual programs and coursework is available in the high school Program of Studies which can be found here.