Second Quarter-Focused

Dear East Chicago Central Parents,

Quarter Two has begun! Students are well settled into the routine of school. They are aware of expectations from teachers and administrators. This quarter determines credits! We have lots to accomplish this quarter. We have the Accuplacer Assessment for several 11th Grade Students. We have End of Course Assessments (12th Grade Students) and ISTEP Testing (11th Grade Students). If your son or daughter did not pass the appropriate graduation qualifying exam for their graduating class, they will take the assessment in December. There are several help sessions available to students during Cardinal Hour. Please encourage your student to report to the help session. 

Lastly, please be sure to check students' grades. It is extremely important that we finish this quarter strong. Failing is not an option! Ask your son/daughter if they are spending time wisely during Cardinal Hour. The goal is to accelerate, enrich and involve our students tjos school year.

Together we will be successful in changing the future for our students! 


Dr. Shaunna D. Finley
East Chicago Central High School Principal

Cardinal Hour

In order to provide greater opportunities for success for all students and to support the school vision of being “Actively Engaged in Learning.”  Cardinal Hour occurs on Monday thru Friday during the school day.  During this time, students will have the opportunity to eat lunch and spend time in acceleration, enrichment and/or involvement activities of their choice based on individual need or interest.   When they are not eating, students can see teachers to make up work, get extra help, attend a study group, do ACT/SAT prep, meet with a guidance counselor, attend club meetings, listen to college/community/local business leaders/motivational speakers, or just get involved in school activities.  Click on links below for more information.


 Lunch and Club Hours Qtr 2.xlsx 


College Go Week Hosted by Communities in Schools


  • Transcript request prior to 1987

    Parchment can only be utilized by EC Central Students (1987 to Present)

    If you Graduated from Washington or Roosevelt High School, please contact Luz Perez at 219-391-4000 ext. 74060.

    Parchment Website

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Resources for End of Course Assessments

Graduating Class of 2018


The purpose of the End of Course Assessments is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts and Mathematics. The End of Course Assessments (ECAs) are criterion-referenced assessments developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I or English 10.


Resources for ISTEP

Resources for Class of 2019 and after


The purpose of the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+) program is to measure student achievement in the subject areas of English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science (Grades 4, 6 and 10), and Social Studies (Grades 5 and 7). In particular, ISTEP+ reports student achievement levels according to the Indiana Academic Standards that were adopted by the Indiana State Board of Education. The assessments are administered in two parts: Part 1 consists of applied skills (open-ended) items, and Part 2 includes multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are required components of the ISTEP+ program and are used to measure student mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards.


  • Accuplacer

    This exam will be administered to some 11th and 12th graders. 

    East Chicago Central High School
  • Cafeteria

    Culinary "Throwdown" Competition

    SodexoMAGIC is pleased to request your presence as some of your students showcase their abilities.

    In a display of cooking excellence, teams from Central High School will compete in a Culinary Throw Down to highlight their considerable kitchen talents.

    You will not only have the opportunity to support your valuable team members, but also to sample their creations, and to help us decide whose cuisine reigns supreme by voting for your favorite presentations.

    Time Line of the Event:

    3:00 pm – Students arrive

    3:30 pm – Kitchen Prep begins!

    5:30 om – Open to the Public

    5:45 pm – Judging Starts

    6:30 pm – Awards Ceremony

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