East Initiative

Thank you Melanie Russell for coming and working with our EAST students on photography. We really enjoyed having you, and learning valuable skills from you. We look forward to working with you in the future!



EAST Pictures

The EAST model of education features student-driven service projects accomplished with the latest in technology. Russellville High School EAST classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, servers, software, and accessories, including GPS/GIS mapping tools, architectural and CAD design software, 3D animation suites, and much more. Students find problems in their local communities, and then use these tools to solve them.

EAST’s focus, however, is not on technology itself, but on the unique learning environment of the EAST classroom. In EAST, students are responsible for creating their own lessons. There are no lectures and no tests; instead, the students are guided by an EAST facilitator. This radically different approach to learning yields tremendous results. Students are better-prepared for both college and the business world, and they care more about learning and serving their communities.

The Russellville High School EAST Classroom has been here since 1998.

Meet Our New Facilitator

For more information about EAST Initiative programs nationwide, visit http://www.eastinitiative.org/.
 To look at the RHS EAST Art Gallery, visit 
Software Used by EAST

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • ArchiCAD
  • Solid Edge
  • Google Sketch Up Pro                                                                                        
  • Multimedia Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro 7 and X
  • Adobe Captive 6
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • SoftImage XSI
  • ArcGis
  • Pathfinder Office
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • iWork
  • iLife
  • Lightroom
  • Aperture
  • Blender
  • Motion
  • xCode
  • VersaCAD
  • AutoCAD
  • Logic
  • Audacity
  • Unity
  • Garage Band
  • iMovie
  • Hand Brake
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • iStop Motion 3
  • Photomosaic
  • Picasa
  • iBooks Author