East Hartford High School
East Hartford High School is the public high school of East Hartford, Connecticut, along with its next-door neighbor, Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy (CIBA), a college-preparatory high school for grades 9-12. East Hartford High is notably diverse for a suburban school, having a 34% black, 33% white, 28% Hispanic and 5% Asian student population. Its enrollment is roughly 2,200 students.
East Hartford High School has undergone many changes since its beginnings in 1886, and from 1962 until 1985 was one of two high schools in East Hartford, with the other being George J. Penney High School (the two schools merged in 1985). While now located on Forbes Street in East Hartford in the former Penney High School building, East Hartford High School was once located on Burnside Avenue, at what is now the home of East Hartford Middle School. East Hartford High School's school colors were once blue and white, but took on Penney High School's black and gold colors after the merger. Their mascot is the hornet, and their rival is Manchester High School.
- John B. Larson, current Chairman of the Democratic Caucus of the United States House of Representatives, graduated in the class of 1967.
- Diane Venora, actress and producer, graduated in the class of 1970.
Students attending East Hartford High School must select a minimum of 6 credits each year.
A minimum of 22 credits is required for high school graduation, including the successful completion of 4 credits in English, 3 credits in Mathematics, 3 credits in Social Studies (1 credit must be U.S. History; a .5 credit Civics class is required), 2 credits in Science, 2 credits (4 years) in Wellness Education, and 1 credit in Arts/Vocational Education (courses are available in Business Department, Consumer and Family Science, Technology Education, Art, Music, & Vocational Education).
Completion of Grade 10 "Foundation of American History" does not count toward the one-credit requirement of U. S. History for graduation. As of the 2010-2011 school year, all incoming freshmen and future students must also complete 30 hours of community service to graduate.
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