Students at Elkhart High School 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 Elkhart High School are comprehensive, enabling students to take college preparation, vocational, and/or technical preparation programs.
The Elkhart High School Freshman Division students are grouped into one of six heterogeneous academies (Gray, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, and Yellow). Each academy consists of an English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, and Special Education teacher, as well as an administrator and school counselor. Regardless of the academy, all students are given the same educational opportunities.
Additional academic support is provided to students in the following ways:
- Classroom Connections: During IMPACT period, students may request to go to a teacher’s classroom to get further assistance with classwork. Teachers may also request that a student come to their classroom for further instruction.
- Student Success Club: Students may stay after school to get further assistance with classwork. Student Success Club runs from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. No bus transportation is provided.
- CROSSroads (Credit Recovery Opportunity for Student Success): Students who did not earn a credit for a semester one core class (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and/or Health), but have a semester grade percentage between 45% and 59%, will be given the opportunity to recover that credit by attending CROSSroads. The program runs during second semester from 4:00 - 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday. No bus transportation is provided.
Elkhart High School (Main Campus)
Peer Tutoring is a credited course that counts as an elective toward all diplomas. Peer Tutoring provides high school students with an organized, exploratory experience to assist other students in ninth through twelfth grade, in state approved courses. This course provides opportunities for the tutors taking the course to develop a basic understanding of individual differences and to explore career options in related fields. Peer Tutoring experiences are preplanned by the supporting teacher and any content area teacher under whom the tutoring is to be provided. The course provides opportunities for tutors to further develop and use: (1) listening skills, (2) communication skills, (3) facilitation skills, (4) decision-making skills, and (5) teaching strategies.
National Honor Society
Students in the National Honor Society offer free tutoring sessions for all grade levels at EHS and at libraries throughout the community. Check with the main office for details.
Students who are struggling with grades can engage in academic interventions or independent work during the advisory period at the end of the day. Please contact your child's School of Study principal for additional information about academic interventions.