Welcome EHS Parents and Students to the 2021-2022 School Year. I am truly honored to continue serving our community as the Principal of Eastside High School. This will be my 5th year as Principal of EHS and I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished, but I am even more excited about what we will accomplish moving forward! As one of the original EHS teachers, a parent of an elementary school student, and lifelong resident of the Antelope Valley, serving and developing the futures of our students and growing our community is a privilege and exciting opportunity. I am deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives and futures of our students by setting rigorous academic expectations for all students and providing a safe, secure, and equitable learning environment. EHS is setting high standards for our own performance, ensuring our students have the most up-to-date resources, the best teachers, and the most innovative supports and interventions needed for success in today’s quickly evolving world. EHS is committed to providing a culture of acceptance, equity, respect, and success through engaging, partnering, and collaborating with our parents and local community. Upon graduation, every Eastside High School graduate will have multiple options for their careers and continuing their education.
Eastside High School will continue to be on the cutting edge of innovation and career & college preparation. Our students will continue to be expected to perform in the classroom, participate in co-curricular activities and display responsible citizenship at school and in the community. EHS is proud to offer multiple academies and programs for our students. We are honored to be a National AVID Demonstration School as well as offering students career & college pathways through our Nationally recognized Gold Accredited Project Lead the Way Biomedical Academy, our Education, and Social Service Careers Academy, our Digital Arts pathway and our award-winning Pathway to the Arts. We truly offer something for everyone.
We are very excited to welcome back students to campus for the 2021-2022 school year to a safe, healthy and secure campus. These past two years have been a challenge for all of us, but EHS is committed to ensuring our students have all of the resources and support to transition back to in-person instruction and be successful as we get back to normal. We know we have challenges ahead, but are committed to doing everything necessary to ensure our students have the opportunities to be successful. We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year and I encourage all students to take pride in our beautiful campus and embrace the many academic, social and career opportunities available. EHS will continue to be a school and community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels. Have a wonderful 2021-2022 school year. Go Lions!
Charles R. Dunn