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EAST is an exciting, Arkansas-based, worldwide initiative that stands for Education Accelerated by Service and Technology. Its mission is to provide students the opportunity to have relevant, individualized, life-changing educational experiences with a service-based focus. Springdale Schools recognizes the importance and impact of service based learning. Our students gain a connection to our community, and our community gains a generation of young people who care about where they live and are willing to make a commitment to improvement.
Provided with an array of cutting-edge technologies, students in EAST choose which technologies they’d like to use and work together to apply those in solving community problems. In an EAST classroom, students have access to thousands of dollars worth of hardware and software similar to that being used in business and industry, such as:
3D Modeling and Printing
3D laser scanning
Video Editing programs
360 Degree Video
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Geo Infographic Systems (GIS)
With 23 EAST programs, Springdale Schools has the largest EAST program in the world. And we are still growing. Our individual school programs continue to gain top honors at annual EAST Conferences, year after year. Springdale Schools programs have received five Founder’s Awards, the highest possible honor from the annual national EAST conference. At the 2019 conference, Springdale EAST programs were winners and finalists in 36 categories.
Contact your school to get plugged into this exciting opportunity.