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
George Mike Buckendorf
Fine Arts Department Chair
I'm currently teaching Film Production, Drama 1 and Acting II. I specialize in set building and cinematography in my drama department. We put on a spring musical as well as a talent show each year.
Fine Arts Teacher
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.
What is the objective of our Success Center?
The objective of the program is not to place a bandaid on the issue, but to change the mindset of all the students going through it on an individual level. Students are given many tools to place into their tool belt that will help guide them in making decisions that will lead to positive outcomes throughout their lives.
1st year statistics state an 86% decrease in suspensions and a 27% growth in graduation.
What is a Success Center?
Our Success Center is a collaboration between the school, students, and parents. Our parents and school form a partnership to create the best chance of achieving success for their student.
High expectations are placed on three main areas: