The advanced placement program is a well respected national program run by the College Board at Princeton. The program allows students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The student signs up for a high school class that is taught by a certified Advanced Placement Teacher. The student earns college credit by passing a national exam given in May.
Career Pathways are systemic frameworks for transforming our educational institutions by proactively addressing the needs of students and employers across the learning continuum. Career Pathways are developed, implemented and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary institutions, business and employers. Transitions from secondary to post-secondary studies have received much attention in the past few years. In Kentucky, we are working hard to create more seamless paths for students to facilitate their achievement of a post-secondary credential.
- English language & composition
- French language
- German language
- Spanish language
- European history
- U.S. Government & politics
- Human geography
- Music theory
- Studio art
- U.S. history
- World history
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Physics B
- Physics C
- Computer Science
Computer Arts & Sciences
- Information technology
- Media arts
- Family & Consumer Sciences
Visual & Performing Arts Pathway
- Visual Arts
Eastern High School’s Technology Program is rated as one of the best in the state of Kentucky, as well as in the country. Eastern is the only school in Jefferson County that requires students to take a minimum of two years of a technology courses to graduate. After students take their first year of technology they can opt to take a variety of elective courses including: web and graphic design, newspaper, yearbook, business, and A+ certification.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is also a very important part of the success of Eastern’s technology program. FBLA is a project learning program that empowers students at Eastern to apply business principles and technology in and out of the classroom.
Eastern has 17 computer labs, 16 Business and Information Technology teachers and over 400 networked computers.
What do companies like UPS, LG&E, KY Farm Bureau, Caritas, Hershaw Trane, InnerSpace and Tricon have in common? Along with 32 other companies here in the Louisville area, they are “growing their own” IT workers. They have chosen to participate in the Eastern High School IT Internship program. It is a valuable way to both support the technology education of our community youth and bring productive IT workers into your organization. Thanks to an extraordinary program initiated by the Jefferson County Schools, Kizan, The Louisville Community Initiative and Greater Louisville, Inc.,
Eastern High School has been turning out talented IT workers with industry required skills. Eastern is a proud member of CompTIA, and this internship program has been recognized by their national IT Jobs + program as one of the top three in the nation.
What help can you derive from your IT Interns? They can help with:
Help desk and telephone support positions
Installing new computers and network support
Hardware repair and troubleshooting on PC’s
ArcView GIS data entry
Accounting Clerk duties
They have a proven record of accomplishment. In the last three summers over 80 students have served 39 companies’ IT departments. This summer we hope to provide over 100. How have we managed to produce so many talented IT workers?
Eastern draws students from all over the county who are interested in Information Technology. It was the only JCPS school with a Microsoft AATP program. It is now a certified CompTIA Jobs+ training program, and a certified VUE Certification Testing program. It is the only school with ten different computer majors for students to study. Many schools have isolated programs that teach a dozen or two talented students, but ONLY Eastern REQUIRES two years of introductory courses that gives ALL of their students a background strong enough to take those eight majors.