Eufaula High School is dedicated to empowering students with skills that ensure excellence beyond graduation. EHS believes that no matter a student’s chosen career path, every student can benefit from taking a computer science course.
In 2016, they added Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles to the curriculum and expanded their CS offerings in 2017 to include Computer Science Discoveries and Exploring Computer Science. As a result, EHS has experienced a 381% increase in CS enrollment from 2016-17 to 2017-18. Female enrollment in CS courses increased by 233% and minority CS enrollment increased 800% during the same period.
Eufaula High School (EHS) is one of five schools within Eufaula City Schools, the oldest city school district in Alabama, established in 1872. EHS is a comprehensive high school serving 780 students in grades 9-12.
Alicia “Lee” Calton accepted the award on behalf of Eufaula High School. She teaches math and computer science at EHS and believes that the problem-solving and computational thinking skills developed and practiced in a CS course can empower students to become both better learners and better citizens.