WHY TAKE AP COURSES?
East Central offers a vast array of Advanced Placement courses for students who want to be intellectually challenged while at the same time preparing themselves for the future at the collegiate level.
Smaller class sizes, interesting topics, and academic rigor are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider AP courses at East Central!
East Central High School's AP courses challenge students and better prepare them for college.
The philosophy of Advanced Placement at ECHS is open access to students who want to take an AP course.
These courses offer the possibility of earning college credit while still in high school for students who achieve a qualifying score on the A.P. exams given each May.
In the coming school year students have the opportunity to take concurrent classes from Tulsa Community College!
English Lang. Comp. AP
English Lit. Comp. AP
US History AP
Human Geography AP
US Government and Politics AP
Environmental Science AP
Physics I AP
Physics II AP
Calculus AB AP
Calculus BC AP
Spanish Language AP
Spanish Literature AP
Studio Art 3D AP
Studio Art 2D AP
Studio Art Drawing AP
Computer Science Principles AP
Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.
CTE provides courses and Pathways consistent with industry standards. Exploratory courses begin in the seventh grade, and subsequent courses teach students specific job readiness and job skills, which can lead to employment and postsecondary education.
Embedded Tulsa Technology Program
The embedded Tulsa Tech program offers students the opportunity to take an Introduction to Manufacturing class. In this class students learn robotics, 3D printing, drafting, welding, carpentry, how to operate a lathe, and the opportunity build and pilot drones.
Tulsa Tech provides the instructor and materials for the class. Many students from this program go on to take a more specialized program at Tulsa Tech.
Spirit Aero Systems Partnership
East Central has a continued partnership with Spirit Aero Systems. They provide resources, job shadowing, internships, and mentorship to our students.
Spirit Aero Systems has been a long-time partner and are currently building a new internship program that aims to adhere to our students and their needs for career exploration. We will launch the newly designed program in the Fall of 2022.
Students will prepare for positions related to the maintenance of computers and computer-related equipment through hands-on and project-based learning, textbook assignments, and Internet research. The focus of this course is in the hardware area. This course meets the computer technology graduation requirement.
Our students read, write, and engage with complex ideas and texts that prepare them for the greatest success in college, career and life.
Through core classes of English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies, students learn to communicate effectively, make informed decisions, and engage with their communities.
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English LAnguage Arts
- Students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
- Through English Language Arts instruction, students learn to make meaning, write clearly, and think critically.
- All students deserve the chance to learn how to communicate effectively so they are prepared for college, career, and life.
- Mathematics is the method to solve many things. It is the understanding of mathematics that supports reasoning, creativity, abstract, and spatial thinking.
- Mathematics allows us to make sense of chaos, be musicians, carpenters, mechanics, doctors, engineers, scientists, and more.
- All students can learn math! All TPS students will have the opportunity to study, engage and learn challenging mathematical concepts that will prepare them for college, career, and life.
- Science is a lens to interpret the world. Every move we make involves decisions that include the application of scientific principles.
- Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) occupations and fields are experiencing exponential growth leading to rewarding and challenging careers.
- All students should have access to a high quality science education, providing knowledge and skills that enables them to function productively as lifelong learners and problem-solvers in a scientific and technological world.
- The purpose of social studies is to develop students who are able to make informed decisions and participate as responsible citizens in an increasingly diverse, global society.
- Access to social studies learning enables students to engage positively with community leaders and build better futures for themselves and their families.
- Students who are well-versed in social studies are able to enhance their knowledge, perspectives, and character to more deeply understand themselves and the world around them.
We believe that fine arts education is essential for the development of the whole child. It provides our students unique experiences that allow them to explore their passions, express themselves creatively, and teach them valuable lessons about self-motivation, dedication, teamwork and communication.
I teach ART I & II and AP Art.
Students will work on projects involving Chinese New Year art, the Square 1 art fundraiser, clay, watercolor painting, acrylic, a papier mache globe, pastel work, and charcoal.
Students will also learn about fiber arts and are working with some of the materials purchased from our Betty Bradstreet Grant Award: hand carders, wool dyes, drop spindles. Students are weaving, felting and spinning, some crochet too.
Our mission is to provide each incoming freshman with an individualized plan of support that encourages their academic, social, and behavioral growth while preparing them to be college and career-ready.
Our Freshman Academy is designed to provide incoming ninth-grade students a successful transition to the high school learning experience. Upon completing the Freshman Academy, East Central High School students will be equipped with an academic foundation and social intelligence to successfully earn their high school diploma and move on to greater achievements.
Our teachers in the Freshman Academy meet weekly to analyze student growth data and trends as well as student behavior and attendance, and then they use that information to formulate plans of action to help close any gaps. Student-specific needs are identified early and addressed so students have a feeling of success that will propel them into success in academics, social expectations, and behavioral expectations for the high school setting and beyond.
The Freshman Academy
Freshman students have their classes in a wing of the high school. The teachers are hand picked and highly involved in the creation of the learning environment specifically tailored to identify needs of all our students.