12 Schools to add EAST programs in 2016


12 Schools to add EAST programs in 2016
5/19/2016 10:45:57 AM

Environmental and Spatial Technology Inc. (the EAST Initiative) will implement the EAST model of education in 12 schools for the 2016-2017 school year.

The addition of 10 new programs in Arkansas is primarily funded by grants from the Arkansas Department of Education. Additionally, expansion will include two new schools in Oklahoma.


“For 20 years EAST has demonstrated consistent, steady growth, and that means next year more than 240 schools will enroll approximately 20,000 students who will strive to better the communities they call home,” said Matt Dozier, president and CEO of the EAST Initiative. “We are excited to welcome these new programs and look forward to seeing what they will accomplish.”


In establishing new programs, the EAST Initiative provides technology resources including mobile and desktop computers, 3D printers, GPS mapping units, microcontrollers and coding kits and more than 60 professional-grade software applications in more than two dozen fields to power these tools. Beginning last year, new installations also include development hardware and software for virtual reality. Students use this technology to develop service projects that solve community problems.


New EAST programs will be established in the following schools:


  • Ahlf Junior High School; Searcy, Arkansas
  • Bentonville West High School; Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Gentry Primary School; Gentry, Arkansas
  • Huntsville Middle School; Huntsville, Arkansas
  • Kiamichi Technology Centers - Poteau Campus; Poteau, Oklahoma
  • Kiamichi Technology Centers - Eufaula High School Campus; Eufaula, Oklahoma
  • Lakeside Middle School; Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Lee Elementary School; Springdale, Arkansas
  • Mulberry High School; Mulberry, Arkansas
  • Pinnacle View Middle School;  Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Westside High School; Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Wynne Junior High School; Wynne, Arkansas


A map of all current EAST programs, with new programs for the 2016-2017 school year indicated, can be found here (http://arcg.is/1smBStJ).



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