Students at Elkhart Central are taught the standards, but also given the opportunity to thrive academically, while pursuing academic programs they find interesting, such as art, industrial technology and music. The academic programs at Central are comprehensive, enabling students to take college preparation, vocational, and/or technical preparation programs.
The College Board Advanced Placement Program gives students an opportunity to seek college level studies while still in high school. By taking AP classes and required exams, students may gain advanced placement into college courses, earn college credits and be eligible for additional scholarships. The only requirement for enrollment in AP classes is a strong curiosity and the willingness to work hard. AP students should be motivated to learn in a challenging academic setting, eager to engage in independent research, willing to challenge their thinking, inclined to look at the world through a global perspective and aspire for academic greatness. The following courses are available:
- Calculus AB
- Calculus BC
- Computer Science
- English Language and Composition
- English Literature and Composition
- Macro Economics
- Micro Economics
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Studio Art 2D
- Studio Art 3D
- U.S. History
- World History
Comprehensive course descriptions can be found here: Elkhart Central Course Descriptions.
Project Lead the Way
Project Lead The Way creates an engaging classroom environment unlike any other, by empowering students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate.
At Elkhart Central, we teach the biomedical sciences branch of Project Lead the Way. It is a four-year program that is focused in project based, hands-on learning. Students will learn about cutting edge technologies in the healthcare field, and, more importantly, use these technologies in the lab for themselves. Participation in this program will give students that wish to pursue a healthcare career a huge leap forward in skills and knowledge.