EASTERN CENTER FOR ARTS AND 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 student’s 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.
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 14 career areas and 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, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lincoln Technical Institute, CHI, Harcum College, and Bucks and Montgomery County Community Colleges.
EASTERN students may qualify for up to 9 free college credits through Perkins statewide articulation agreements. All statewide articulation agreements can be found at here.
Students/parents will be solely responsible for tuition and fees for MCCC dual enrollment.
Please note that there are course material fees for tools of the trade and required clothing related to several programs. Families with a financial need should contact Amy Shields, 215-784-4806, or Joe Greb at 215-784-4800 Ext. 110.
Information regarding individual programs and coursework is available in the high school Program of Studies which can be found here.