About the Academy

  • The Health Sciences Academy (in partnership with CaroMont Health and Gaston College) is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for a solid foundation for success in the health service field.  The goal is to make it possible for students to explore careers in the healthcare field and participate in unique experiences as they move on to college or the workforce after graduation.

    Students have the opportunity to take classes in the following areas: nurse aide, pharmacy technician, animal medicine, health and fitness science, medical assistance, and foundations of healthcare. 

    NEW PROGRAM: A cybersecurity program is being added to the Health Sciences Academy in August 2023.  The program is in partnership with Gaston College and provides foundational skills in the areas of information security, digital forensics, and network defense.  It leads to an associate degree in cybersecurity that students can choose to complete at Gaston College in the year following their high school graduation. Gaston College has a state-of-the-art lab where students gain experience in network protection and practice cybersecurity safely.  There also is the opportunity for students to earn Cisco certification in cybersecurity.

    Students who will be in the ninth grade for the 2023-2024 school year may apply for this program. A lottery process will be used to determine the 150 ninth grade students who will attend (75 from inside the East Gaston attendance area and 75 from outside the East Gaston attendance area).  

    You can learn more about the Health Sciences Academy @ East Gaston High School by reviewing the resources on this webpage. If you have questions or need additional information, please send us an email: schoolchoice@gaston.k12.nc.us.



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School Choice Fair

  • Our 2023 School Choice Fair will be held at the Gastonia Conference Center on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

    This is an opportunity for students and parents to drop in and learn about the 22 school choice/magnet school programs that are available in Gaston County Schools.  

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