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W e l c o m e !

The. Only. Choice. You. Need.

Elkhart Community Schools advertise on electronic media... see one commercial by clicking the photo above that was produced in house with help from our
Digital Media students.

Parents can not only choose what public school to send their child to thanks to School of Choice in Indiana, see the WSBT story why Elkhart Community School is the only choice you need... click here

TV commercials are also available for slower connections in Adobe Shockwave format:

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The Program...

Elkhart Central High School has a comprehensive, state-of-the-art curriculum based on the semester system. Students have a wide selection of courses from which to choose in order to prepare for post-secondary institutions (College Prep), vocational training, and on-the-job employment. All students complete a four year planning guide... Read more

Central Students Sing Way Across Europe

Five Central High School students sang their way through several European countries this summer as part of the Indiana Ambassadors of Music program. Valentina Sanfilippo, a 2012 graduate, senior Summer Lowe, and juniors Gavin George, Caroline Mark, and Hollie Weidner were recruited for the music tour by William Niederer, Central's choir director and a staff member for the Ambassadors... Read more

Future Problem Solvers

The Future Problem Solvers (FPS) club of Elkhart Central High School hosted the charity event St. Baldrick's this charity raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. We also tied in Locks of Love, which takes donations of hair to make wigs for young girls that have lost their hair. FPS is a club that looks into potential problems in our future and looks not only at the solutions but the manner in which you identify, research and present ways to create and enact solutions. Watch the story on Fox28... Watch here

Penn Invitational Champs

Congratulations to our Freshman Boys Basketball team for winning the Penn Invitational Saturday, January the 28th.
Way to go Blazers!!!

Wells Scholar Program

Congratulations to both Halle Hill and Andy Braden for being selected as part of the Wells Scholar Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. The Wells Scholarship is named in honor of Herman B Wells (1902-2000), who devoted his extraordinary life to Indiana University. Dr. Wells came to IU as an undergraduate, returned as a faculty member, then served as a dean before rising to become president of the university. Based solely on merit, the Wells Scholarship provides full tuition, mandatory and course-related fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. Scholars may choose to spend one of these years studying abroad through the university's overseas study programs. The Wells Scholars Program emphasizes close interaction with faculty; academic and career mentoring; opportunities for internships, research, and community service; a year-long freshman seminar; and frequent contact with distinguished visitors. Between 18 and 22 incoming freshmen receive the award each year.

Mental Attitude Award winners for the 2011
Spring Sports Season
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Pictured L to R: Rebecca Yeakey, Tennis; Adam Raifsnider, Baseball; Megan Ellis, Girls Track; Kate Fann, Softball. Not pictured: Alejandro Genis, Golf; Nick Edwards, Boys Track. Read more in the Elkhart Truth...

Megan Ellis 2011 Kiwanis Club
Elkhart County Student-Athlete of the Year

Elkhart Central's Megan Ellis was named as the female Student Athlete of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Elkhart County Tuesday, June 1st, in Elkhart.

NewsCenter 16's Angelo Di Carlo served as the guest speaker for the luncheon, which recognized eight exceptional student athletes from surrounding area high schools. Megan was selected to receive a scholarship thanks to her excellent work on the field as well as in the classroom and in the community... Read more on the WNDU website.

Mason Braden 2011 Tim Bringle Award Winner

When Mason Braden was informed Wednesday night that he had just been chosen the winner of the Tim Bringle Award, he coincidentally happened to be at the home of 1983 Bringle winner Richard Delks... Read more in the Elkhart Truth.

Orchestra Wins at State Finals

May 2011 ~ Congratulations to the Central HS Symphony Orchestra on their amazing performance at the ISSMA State Orchestra Championship! The group clearly gave their best performance of the year and placed fifth out of eight groups. Central was the top scoring group of all Northern Indiana Orchestras. Great job, Blue Blazers!

April 2011 ~ Congratulations to the Central High School Symphony Orchestra on their truly outstanding performance at the ISSMA State Qualification Contest at Merrillville HS. The group earned a Gold Rating With Distinction for the fifth time in the last six years. This will be the orchestra's tenth trip to the State Finals.

ECHS Music Groups Excel

The Elkhart Central High School Orchestras and Choirs have again received the Indiana State School Music Association's All-Music Award by meeting specific criteria throughout the school year. These ECHS groups have received the award all nine years the award has been given. Shown are Orchestra seniors Chloe Anagnos and Josh Bamber are shown holding the ISSMA All-Music Award (Total Department) banner for 2010-2011. ECHS was one of only four schools in the state to have achieved this recognition..

Congratulations to our winners in the
2011 National Latin Exam.

Gabrielle Schleining, Second Place, Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude;
Luis Sanchez, Third Place, Magna Cum Laude;
Dayna Arnett, First Place, Gold Medal, Summa Cum Laude;
and Megan Ellis, Third Place Laude.

Over 150,000 students from all 50 states and 13 foreign countries participated in the National Latin Exam in March 2010. In the National Latin Exam the students have to answer 40 questions in 40 minutes. These questions differ by levels of Latin and are on grammar, Roman culture and civilization, and the content of a Latin text.

Quick Facts about Elkhart Central

* Over 200 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation since 1985, seven in 2010 * 18 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses in Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art, Music, Social Studies, & English * Over 200 Course offerings * Elkhart Area Career Center * Indiana Academic Honors Diploma * Distance Learning * Cadet teaching program * Project Lead the Way Science program * 4 years of French, Spanish, German, Latin and Japanese * 5 years of math and science * Full Tech Prep program * Freshman academy program * Online Media Center * Televised daily announcements * Project XL State Champion * A diverse population of 1750 students

How do we stack up in academics? Visit the Scores & College web page.

For more information download our brochures; Welcome to the Home of the Blue Blazers and Advanced Placement and Honors Curriculum programs.

Students Celebrate Service

Elkhart Community Schools' high school students got a day out of the classroom and in the sun Friday, May 24, in celebration of volunteering more than 36,000 hours through the school year... Read more

ECHS Top Ten

Back row: Rebecca Yeakey, Amy Hampel, Lauryn Campagnoli, Matthew Eppers, Alexander Brosh, Jessica Hughey, and Carl Jacobson.

Front row: Marina Slaven, Kylie Hill, Marcy Simpson, Holly Lehman, Morgan Juillerat, and Rebecca Hasler.

Matt Eppers Wins Bringle

eTruth - Matt Eppers is the 2013 recipient of the Tim Bringle Memorial Award, given annually since 1947 to the top senior male athlete in Elkhart Community Schools.

Eppers, an Elkhart Central senior, is bound for Ball State University on a full academic and baseball scholarship.

He earned 11 varsity letters at Central — four in soccer, three each in baseball and football and one in basketball.

Central HS athletes, coaches part of
USA Network reality show

"The Moment," a show about second chances that is hosted by former NFL star quarterback Kurt Warner, filmed the tale of aspiring football coach Vince Moiso in the fall of 2012 using the Blue Blazers program as a training ground for the aspiring coach... Read more

Blazers at ND

The Blazer Pep Band and Cheerleaders stand-in for their vacationing University of Notre Dame counterparts during the Men's basketball game with Seton Hall in January at the Purcell Center.

Students Create Balloon Art

Students at Elkhart Central blew up hundreds of balloons for a 3-D art installation in their library Wednesday and Thursday.

Regina Ritchie, a senior at Central and a student in the AP 3-D design class, decided to create a installation after studying the work of American glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Read more...

Construction of the balloon. See more...

Grad Chloe Anagnos is a Producer

What would it be like to be handcuffed to another person for 11 days? Elkhart Central graduate Chloe Anagnos is finding out. She is not handcuffed to anyone, but this past week is following two young men who are. A telecommunications student at Ball State University, she is producing Me and My Shadow: The Documentary.
Read the Elkhart Truth story here...

Lip dub from the Winter of 2011

2011 State Runner Up
IASP Indiana Cheerleading Championships
New Castle Indiana
Saturday, November 5th


A conversation with astrophysicist Neil Tyson
(the next Carl Sagan) about space in the TV studio of
Elkhart Central High School via Skype on November 28, 2011.

Girls Gymnastics are repeat winners of the
2011 Wawasee Sectional.

Local Music Students Selected for the
2011 Indiana All-State Orchestra

Josh Bamber, a member of the Elkhart Central High School Symphony Orchestra; and Layne Anspach, a member of the Elkhart Central High School Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. They were chosen for the honor by competitive auditions held this year across the state. The All-State orchestra is sponsored by the Indiana American String Teachers Association.
This is their second time to perform as members of the INASTA All-State group.

Commencement

Over 6,000 people attends the commencement of Elkhart Central High School which is held in June at Central's Rice Field. The photo above shows principal Frank Serge congratulating foreign exchange student Hannah Klever, marking the 138th graduating class in Elkhart, a tradition in excellence that began in 1872. See more pictures...

Updated January 15, 2013