The School of Government and Public Administration at Eastside High School, in partnership with all stakeholders, instills in its students core values for academic excellence, leadership and responsible citizenship.
GOPA aims to create a community of learners through working collaboratively in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages dignity, involvement, independence and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life long learning and personal growth.
ABR Report Card
GOPA ABR Grade is 70 out of 78 points
GOPA Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Office: Room 29
New Jersey School Report Card
Students see Hamilton Performance
On Wednesday January 18 a group of 45 GoPA students and 4 teachers were able to attend a showing of Hamilton in New York City with all expenses paid. A front page article was in the Record on Thursday and expanded coverage, with a video, is on Northjersey.com.
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Seniors: Here is the website for you regarding Senior Class of 2017 Activities and Information. Copy this link onto your smartphone homepage and get quick access through your phone’s link.
click on the Class of 2017 Link (it has a Ring as an icon)
Estudiantes del Grado 12: Aquí está la página web para ustedes con respecto a las actividades e informaciones de la Clase Mayor de 2017. Copia este enlace en tu página de inicio del Smartphone (teléfono inteligente) y obtén un acceso rápido a través del enlace de tu teléfono.
GoPA earns national recognition
U S News and World Report has recognized GoPA as one of America's Best High Schools in 2016. Follow this link to read more.
To all of the Eastside family as we enter the second semester of the 2016 2017 school year,
In gratitude: The Eastside 90th Anniversary Jubilee was a tremendous success and we thank everyone who came to the Venetian to celebrate with us and we keep in our prayers those that could not attend.
Living in the present: In additional to our academic progress, our students continue to succeed in extracurricular activities. Our Debate Team is regularly in the District Tournament and has been in the Finals three (3) out of the past six (6) years. Our Mock Trial and National History Day teams again produce winners in local and regional levels with the National History Day entrants winning Regional and NJ State competitions and advancing to earn births in nation wide competition at the University of Maryland. Our Community Service groups, sponsored by the National Honor Society and the Student Government Association receive local and regional recognition in community and corporate form. During the past two years, Optimum Cablevision has granted awards for winning entrees to selected charities in the name of the School of Government to such as organizations as Puppies Behind Bars and Eva's Village. See the links in the appropriate drop down areas for details. Our academic progress is trending up as we see students applying, being accepted, succeeding in highly selective four year universities such as St. John's, Rutgers, The College of New Jersey, Temple and many more, as well as being accepted into summer preparation programs such as Harvard.
Moving forward: In order to prepare all current students for graduation and a college or career, every student must take the PARCC exams. PARCC is considered one of the tests where students must demonstrate success in order to graduate high school. State graduation requirements are explained in the accompanying link.
All students are required to have a minimum of 125 credits to earn a diploma.
4 years of English (20 credits), 4 Years of Physical Education (3.75 credits/year) and Health (1.25 credits/year)
3 years of Mathematics (15 credits) -The credits are to include Algebra I and Geometry, and a third year of math that builds on the concepts and skills of Algebra and Geometry and prepares students for college and 21st century careers.
3 years of Science (15 credits) to include Biology The credits are to include Lab Biology, Lab Chemistry and/or Physics and/or Environmental Science; plus a third laboratory/inquiry-based science.
3 years of Social Studies (15 credits) The credits are to include World Cultures, US History I, and US History II.
2 years of World Language (10 credits), 1 year of Visual or Performing Arts (5 credits), 1 year of 21st Century Life and Careers/Practical Arts (5 credits) and 1 semester of Financial Literacy (2.5 credits)
In addition students must meet the threshold scores for PARCC or any of the other substitute assessments.
New GoPA Uniforms
The last order for this school year has been placed. Expect orders to be taken again in October. Click on the garment name to download a larger picture than seen in the slideshow to the left.
There is a $2 charge for sizes XXL and up.
Embroidery of names has a $5 charge.
Hats are in-stock and available for $10 from Mr. Ollo.
GOPA's JROTC PROGRAM
Library Media Center
Use the new Library Website .
Use Library Link to go to our page on this site for some basic links. It will serve as our backup site.
Home School Council
Home School Council meeting dates are on the PARENTS PAGE.
Recent graduation rates for the School of Government:
2016 - 87.8 %
2015 - 85.0 %
2014 - 76.7 %
2013 - 88 %
2012 - 75 %
Handbook for students and parents
Staff Log In
Summer Reading Info