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Foundational Pathways

Our Vision 

We empower student voices and actions that value growth, embrace equity, and achieve high expectations. 

Our Mission 

East High School is a student-centered and inclusive learning community. We are dedicated to a school culture that ensures each student has the supports and opportunities necessary to find an academic, social, and emotional place to be BEAST (brave, engaged, accountable, safe, thoughtful). At East, the dedicated teachers, staff, parents/guardians, and community members model what it means to be BEAST by putting students first in our learning and doing, striving for ongoing improvement, and keeping our minds, hearts, and doors open to collaboration. 

At East High School we are proud of our history and traditions. Sustaining our past requires an active focus on our future. If we only focus on who we have been as a school, it will be impossible to change in ways that keep us relevant to what is coming next. In order to truly respect the shifts in the world around us, East has taken a collaborative approach to updating our school Mission and Vision. Since the revision, these ideas have become a north star for the work we do here. They consistently guide our efforts and allow for a clearer path into our future.  

These values have guided us to implement foundational pathways to help foster a growth mindset culture in our school by encouraging students to see the minimum of 24 credits for graduation as the start, not the finish. As part of that shift, each 9th grader was enrolled in Pre-AP English and AP Human Geography this year. The purpose of this adjustment was to help improve foundational skills and access to opportunities that each of our students need to be successful. We are continuing to adjust our course offerings with an emphasis on increasing rigorous instruction and pathways that focus on building students’ 21st century skills needed to be successful in college and in their careers. One of those recent pathways includes offering an AP Capstone Diploma. We also have additional academic and career pathways for students to explore in high school. 

Townhall Recording

Foundational Pathways Infographic

Yours in education, 


Greg Maughan


East High School