Buy a Brick...
You can show your support of Elkhart Central High School by purchasing a brick for engraving. Your contribution will support our future Blazer students for years to come. Your brick will be placed at the main entrance of the athletic complex across the Elkhart River just North of the school. This program will fund support for school improvements, academic clubs, and the athletic program... Read more
Elkhart Central High School has a comprehensive, state-of-the-art curriculum based on the semester system. Students have a wide selection of courses from which to choose in order to prepare for post-secondary institutions, vocational training, and on-the-job employment. All students complete a four year planning guide... Read more
Elkhart Central students can earn enough Advanced Placement credits to start college as a sophomore or even a junior! That translates to savings of over $50,000.00, depending on the university he or she is attending. Elkhart Central offers 18 Advanced Placement classes and our students are very successful in taking the AP tests at the end year. As an example, in the Calc BC AP test, over 90% of the students received the highest score of a "5". Table 2 shows a sample of students that earned academic scholarships and Advanced Placement credit. Read more...
Is your child Gifted?
Elkhart Community Schools is expanding its Providing for Exceptional Potential (PEP) Program* for gifted students to Bristol and Cleveland Elementary Schools in grades 2nd through 5th grades in the upcoming school year. One grade will be added each year until the program is serving grades 2nd through 6th. Pinewood Elementary will continue to serve grades 2nd through 6th. This unique program allows students and parents to bond throughout the educational process, from second grade through gradulation and beyond. Click here for more information...
*PEP is one of Indiana's few gifted and talented self-contained programs... this is not a so-called pull-out program.
Transfer to Elkhart Community Schools: Our Doors Are Open
Elkhart Community Schools, Elkhart County's largest public school district, has opened its doors to students living outside district boundaries. This past school year, more than 50 students from surrounding communities took advantage of the opportunity to transfer to ECS with no tuition fees.
Additional transfer students are registering for the school year, attracted to Elkhart Schools' renowned high ability, fine arts, full-day kindergarten, and Advanced Placement programs; a diverse student population that reflects the multi-cultural world in which we live; and a teaching staff that strives daily to inspire excellence in every student. There's still room for you! Come join us for what might very well become the most rewarding year of your life! Click here for more information...
Dress Code for Secondary Schools
A safe and positive learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. Students have the right, as well as the responsibility, to make good choices when it comes to clothing and their personal appearance. Gaining experience in how to present oneself in the best manner possible is a valuable skill students will use throughout life... Read more
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PowerSchool hint: You can email your child's teacher by simply clicking on their teacher's name within PowerSchool. This will open your desktop email program, for example; Microsoft's Outlook or Apple's Mail program. This function does not work with web based email like Gmail, Yahoo mail, etc. However, you can copy and paste the teacher's email address into the web based mail address line.
Getting College Credit
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The Advanced Placement Program and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Did you know that your child can experience college-level work and earn college credit, even before applying to college? There are courses and tests that can help do just that.
Advanced Placement Program (AP)
The AP Program gives students a chance to try college-level work in high school and gain valuable study habits. If your child gets a qualifying grade on an AP Exam, there are thousands of colleges worldwide that will give him credit or advanced placement for his or her efforts... go to the ECHS AP Central webpage for more information.
Parents of students taking AP courses will be asked to attend a meeting sometime during the school year... ask your son's or daughter's teacher for more information.
End of Course Assessment Sampler...
English - The purpose of this Item Sampler is to provide teachers and students with examples of the types of questions that will appear on the ISTEP+: English 10 Graduation Examination. This assessment consists of multiple-choice and constructed-response items in addition to a writing prompt.
Math - The purpose of this Item Sampler is to provide teachers and students with examples of the types of questions that will appear on the ISTEP+: Algebra I Graduation Examination. The types of questions include multiple-choice, gridded response, and constructed response. Note: When filling in response grids, any answer that can be written as a mixed number must be entered as an improper fraction or decimal. For example, if the answer to a problem is 2 1/2, then the response must be entered as 2.5 or 5/2. Click Here.
PowerSchool Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who do I contact for PowerSchool access?
A. Parents and guardians of middle and high school students will be given their IDs and passwords during Parent/Teacher conferences this fall. Parents and guardians of students in grades 2-6 will be given their access information at conferences in February. If you did not receive your access information at conferences, please visit the main office at your student's school to pick up your username and password.
Q. What is the web address for PowerSchool?
A. For most students, the PowerSchool portal's address is: https://ps.elkhart.k12.in.us/public. Career Center information can be found at https://pseacc.elkhart.k12.in.us/public. Read more...
Scores & Colleges - A page to help you and your child to find, learn and pay for college. Do not let the cost of tuition stop the learning process!
Contacts - A page to who's who and the important phone numbers at ECHS.
Course Guide - This is a link to the current Course Guide in PDF format. The Guide describes each and every class available to students at ECHS.
Directions - How do you get to ECHS and the various athletic facilities? This link will take you to a map showing how to drive from ECHS to North Side Gym, the East and West athletic campus, and other directional information.
PowerSchool - How is your child doing in school? Find grades on each entered assignment, find out the current grade in each class and more. Elkhart Community Schools is pleased to announce that it has acquired a new centralized and more effective integrated student information system, known as PowerSchool, from Pearson Education. This system has replaced the STI application that we have been using to manage student information (demographics, grades, attendance, etc.) for the last seven years. Students and their families will also have real-time, online access to information using this program. The program will be available for parents in late September.
Parent Handbook - This is a link to a digital copy of the current Parent Handbook in PDF format.
Report of the Quality Assurance Review Team (AdvancED) - Elkhart Central earns highest marks, including the #11 ranking in the state for preparing students for college.
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