Eastridge High School

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Eastridge High School
Address

2350 East Ridge Road

Rochester, NY 14622
Irondequoit, New York
Information
Type Public
Established 1957
School district East Irondequoit Central School District
Principal Timothy Heaphy
Enrollment 952 (2014–2015) (NEPC Source)
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White
Website

Eastridge High School is an American public secondary school located in Irondequoit, New York. The School is an IB (International Baccalaureate) world school. It also offers Honors and AP classes. Its current principal is Timothy Heaphy. This is the main high school in the East Irondequoit Central School District. The school also features a marching band, indoor percussion ensemble and drama club for yearly shows. On May 7, 2015, Eastridge High School has earned the distinction of being one of ten schools chosen as a School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC). More than 80 schools applied and four were awarded “Gold Recognition” and six earned “Silver Recognition”. Eastridge is one of the schools awarded Silver Recognition.

Grade requirements[edit]

According to the 2015–2016 Program of Studies, the credits needed for a student to pass their grade level are as follow:

Grade 10 - 5 Credits Grade 11 - 10 Credits Grade 12 - Student MUST be on track to graduate in June of grade 12

Diploma requirements[edit]

As of 2004, new requirements have been set for the number of credits needed in order to graduate and receive diplomas, and also for the number of credits required for students to pass their grade level.

Local Diploma[edit]

According to the 2015–2016 Program of Studies,[1] the credits needed for a student to receive their Local Diploma are as follow:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 3 Mathematics credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 1 Art/Music credit
  • 1/2 Health credit
  • 2 Physical Education credits
  • 1 Language Other Than English (LOTE) credit
  • 5½ Elective credits

Total Credits: 24

Students also must minimally earn 65% on at least two of the five required exams:

  • Science
  • ELA (English Language Arts)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Math A

Regents Diploma[edit]

According to the 2015-2016 Program of Studies, the credits needed for a student to receive their Regents Diploma are as follow:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 3 Mathematics credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 1 Art/Music credit
  • 1/2 Health credit
  • 2 Physical Education credits
  • 1 Language Other Than English (LOTE) credit
  • 3 1/2 Elective credits

Total Credits: 22

Students also must minimally earn 65% on the five required exams:

  • Science
  • ELA (English Language Arts)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Math A

Regents Diploma With Advanced Designation[edit]

According to the 2015–2016 Program of Studies, the credits needed for a student to receive their Regents Diploma With Advanced Designation are as follow:

  • 4 English credits
  • 4 Social Studies credits
  • 3 Mathematics credits
  • 3 Science credits
  • 1 Art/Music credit
  • 1/2 Health credit
  • 2 Physical Education credits
  • **3 Language Other Than English (LOTE) credits
  • 3½ Elective credits

Total Credits: 22

    • Students may substitute the LOTE credits with a 5-unit concentration in Art, Business, Occupational Education, Technology, or Music.

Students must also earn 65% on their five required exams:

  • English (ELA)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Math
  • Science
  • (Optional) One additional Science exam, two Math exams, and LOTE

Academic Placement[edit]

The following academic placements are as defined in the 2015–2016 Program of Studies.

  • AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination targets students in the academic middle, who have the desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard. These are students who are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but are falling short of their potential. Typically, they will be the first in their families to attend college, and many are from disadvantaged backgrounds. An interview selection process is required.
  • AP: Advanced Placement courses are college level courses that challenge students at the college level. Students are recommended for AP by their teachers and will have the opportunity to earn college credit based on AP exam scores.
  • PLTW: Project Lead the Way classes offer opportunities for students interested in careers in Engineering, Product Design, Architecture, Manufacturing, and other technology careers. These courses offer affordable college credit to RIT and a number of other engineering/technology schools.
  • Honors: Honors level courses are offered to students who have excelled in academic classes. Recommendation is based on teacher evaluation, test scores, and overall academic attitude. Honors level courses will prepare students for the rigors of Advanced Placement courses.
  • IB: International Baccalaureate classes begin in 11th grade. Students can take the full diploma or certificate courses.
  • Regents: Regents level courses are college preparatory courses. Some Regents courses require a state final assessment.

East Irondequoit Lancer Marching Band and Indoor Percussion[edit]

The East Irondequoit Lancer Marching Band has won six state championships over 35 years in the New York State Field Band Conference, in 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999.[2]

Their shows, from 2008 to the present[when?], included Pablo in 2008, which placed 6th of 8 bands with a score of 84.25, Through Darkened Sleepy Hallow in 2009, which placed 7th of 8 bands with a score of 81.60, Don Quixote in 2010, which placed 5th of 7 bands with a score of 84.30, Vesuvius in 2011, which placed 6th of 8 bands with a score of 84.15, Red Riding Hood in 2012, with vastly improved results, placed 3rd of 8 bands with a score of 88.05, The Sound of Music in 2013, which also placed 3rd of 7 bands with a score of 86.35, Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons in 2014 placed 4th of 7 bands with a score of 85.45. The 2015 show will be based on the fairy tale Hansel & Gretel. On June 7, 2014, Eastridge High School's Music Department went to Sherburne, New York for the 65th Annual Pageant of Bands were they received best overall bands in Class "A". On September 6, 2014, the Lancer Marching Band beat Medina, their long-time rivals at their home competition, "Rainbow of Stars" with a score of 76.30. The current band director is Jeff Hoffman. East Irondequoit also has an Indoor Percussion group, which performs every winter, the current director is Francois Auclair, and the 2015 show was based off Star Wars, entitled Tale of the Jedi. Previous shows were The Subway System in 2012, The Capuccino Effect in 2013 and The Heist in 2014. Over the weekend of June 6, 2015, the Eastridge High School Show Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Lancer Marching Band traveled to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania for the 2015 Music in the Parks Competition, where all groups received First Place and a Superior Rating, along with Best Overall in Jazz Ensemble and Show Choir and Class of 2015 student Matthew Daley earning Best Soloist on Trumpet.[citation needed]

EHS Musicals[edit]

Eastridge Musicals were recognized by the Rochester Broadway Theater League's Stars of Tomorrow awards in 2006 for their show Crazy For You, which received seven nominations, including "Outstanding Musical", and one win. In 2007, Thoroughly Modern Millie received six nominations (2 wins), including "Outstanding Musical" and the 2008 musical Grease received five points of recognition, including "Outstanding Musical".[3] The 2009 musical was The Wiz and the 2010 musical was Annie, the 2011 musical was The Music Man, the 2012 musical was "Once Upon a Mattress", the 2013 musical was "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", and the 2014 musical was entitled "Hairspray". The 2015 musical production was Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida". The current choral and musical director is Ellice Amendolare, a December 2013 WROC-TV Golden Apple Award Winner. The theatrical director is Christopher DeLuca.[citation needed]

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