Academics at our school

At East Otago High School students in the junior school, Years 7 – 10, experience all of the Essential Learning Areas including the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. This prepares them for life in the senior school where they will have the opportunity to specialise, preparing them for tertiary education or a place in the work force.

In the senior school, Years 11 – 13, a variety of choices are available and guidance will be provided by the school’s careers team and at the senior option nights. Students are asked to plan their courses of study with care so that student’s at East Otago High School leave as many doors as possible open for their futures.

Where the school is unable to offer a subject due to class size or lack of staffing, other options such as supported correspondence or video conferencing through Otago Net will be made available.

East Otago High School prides itself on the wide range of subjects it offers and is always happy to discuss individual pathways for students.


To find out more information about each department click on the link below.