About Our School
East Wake High School has been a pioneer in Eastern Wake County since opening in 1977. East Wake has a strong comprehensive curricular program that is tailored to meet the needs of our diverse school population. We are a data-driven learning community that focuses on evidence-based strategies for learning and teaching. We offer students support and encouragement as they pursue their academic interests. Our team of dedicated and caring professionals works to strengthen their knowledge base through working in Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) and unique academic and business partnerships. In PLT groups, we design curriculum and discuss the various needs of all students. Through our Pyramid of Intervention, teachers and staff at East Wake access a variety of interventions to support students including our War Time, which includes tutorial time built into the school day.
East Wake's instructional programs are centered on learning agency that is delivered through a blended learning approach. By using a blended learning model, it allows our staff to utilize the power of digital instruction, teacher capacity, and varying instructional strategies to meet the educational needs of each student. Through this approach, East Wake is able to support students with prior learning deficiencies and accelerate them with others. The blended learning model is experienced in each classroom.
East Wake offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses as well as Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses. East Wake has the second-largest CTE program in the WCPSS by offering programs from Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Agriculture, Family Consumer Sciences, Business, Technology, Computer Science, Project Led the Way, and Health Sciences. Students may choose to join our Academy of Life Sciences to experience a deeper dive into a medical or veterinary science career. Our Academy of Life Sciences provides students to learn more and experience first-hand medical and veterinary science careers. There are two pathways in our Academy of Life Sciences: Medical Sciences option and our Veterinary (Animal) Sciences option. Our academy provides unique opportunities to interact with academic and business partners to extend and enrich classroom instruction.
East Wake was named a Capturing Kids’ Heart National Showcase School by the Flippen Group in 2020. This is a tremendous honor for the school as we were amazed at being nominated, but to win the honor was surreal. To be nominated, 75% of your campus has participated in Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes, and the campus had to see measurable increases in attendance, advancement rate, climate/culture, and academic performance, as well as decreases in discipline referrals.
Aside from academics, East Wake High School offers student opportunities to participate in our competitive athletic programs and a thriving arts community, including our award-winning band, orchestra, theater arts, and chorus programs. Students can also access a wide variety of clubs to serve any interest.