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Through the implementation of innovative programs aligned to 21st Century Skills and robust partnerships with staff, students, parents, and other community stakeholders, the East Orange School District exposes students, who have been traditionally under-represented, to STEM-related experiences, community awareness, as well as post-secondary career opportunities that are globally competitive. The District has established social media outlets to keep the community connected around academic progress, social issues, as well as a vast variety of programs and initiatives. East Orange School District aspires to be the educational model of excellence for teaching and learning.
PrideOn August 12, 2022 the Dionne Warwick Institute announced today the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is evidence that the school has
produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.
Leader in Me is an evidence-based PK-12 model, developed in partnership with educators, designed to build perseverance and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This model equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive, adapt, and to contribute in a dynamic world.
Special Annoucement
On September 13, 2022 the East Orange School District was accepted into the
League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts
organized by Digital Promise, a global nonprofit working to expand opportunity for every learner by
bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology.
East Orange School District was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its
educational leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence, innovative vision for
learning, and key achievements.
East Orange students excelled in College Board assessments and schoolwork to earn these
awards, which colleges use to identify academically competitive underrepresented students
East Orange, New Jersey – East Orange STEM Academy students have earned academic honors
from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These National Recognition Programs
grant underrepresented students with academic honors that can be included on college and
scholarship applications and connect students with universities across the country, helping them
meaningfully connect to colleges and stand out during the admissions process. Colleges and scholarship programs identify students awarded National African American, Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Rural/Small Town Recognition through College Board’s Student Search Service.