Why Appleton East High School?

Student Testimonials

East has shown me my true identity. I can be myself and do the things I love.
Savana, Class of 2016

Learning at East goes far beyond a chalkboard. It extends into our community.
Drew, Class of 2014

I have always felt that no matter who I chose to be, East had a place for me.
Hannah, Class of 2014

Over my four years of high school, I’ve learned so much about myself and what it means to be a Patriot. East has amazing teachers who can relate to high school students. I feel honored to be able to compete as a Patriot. I wouldn’t want to wear any other jersey.
Lauren, Class of 2014

My experience here at East has been nothing less than great. Honestly, I can say I’ve spent my best moments of my school life at East. The one thing that really makes me love this school is acceptance.
Ian, Class of 2015

East has taught me that it is not what we have learned, but more importantly, we learned that we can learn.
Tyler, Class of 2014

Welcoming Environment: Link Crew Freshmen Orientation

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from middle school to high school a positive one. Seniors and juniors will be serving as leaders and mentors to freshmen. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Incoming freshmen will meet their upperclassmen Link Leaders for the school year. All three high schools in Appleton are Link Crew schools.

Advisory Program

The purpose of the advisor/advisee program is to promote healthy student development, support academic success, and provide multiple opportunities to bridge the divide between healthy development and academic success. The advisory program helps connect students to staff members, the community, the school, and to issues that are relevant to their growth and development into adults.

With classes limited to 20-25 students, advisor/advisee time is used for post-secondary planning (career-based learning); special seminars on teen-related issues (eating disorders, drugs, alcohol prevention); "how-to's" (using LMC, accessing school counselor); study skills/social skills; improving academics (tutoring, homework help, Positive Behavior Practices, Link Crew orientations); and community service/service learning.

The Advisor/advisee program provides East students opportunities they might otherwise not experience.

Service Opportunities

Students at East are dedicated to helping the school and the community. Various groups and classes are committed to servicing the school, the local community, and the world.

  • Students have created and maintained a community clothes closet for students at East that need clothes, backpacks, toiletry items or school supplies.
  • DECA organizes a community leaf rake in the fall are raises money for Special Olympics by participating in the Polar Plunge.
  • The Environmental Studies class, the football team, and various teachers work throughout the summer to grow vegetables for St. Joe’s Food Pantry.
  • The football team,Key Club and DECA host a yearly event called East Tackles Cancer and has raised over $119,000 for charities like the American Cancer Society and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.