• Columbus East High School




    Columbus East High School
    South Marr Road
    Columbus, IN 47201

    PHONE: (812) 376-4369
    FAX: (812) 376-4358
    CEEG/ACT Code 150-608

     East Olumpian Torch

    Fight on to victory
    Our O's march on,
    So brave are we.
    Hail to the mighty O's
    In orange and brown,
    Defeat our foes
    Our torch is burning bright
    Come on let's fight, fight, fight!


    Mark Newell

    Charles Edwards
    Assistant Principal

    Kristin Schuetz
    Director of Counseling Department

    Columbus is an architectural showplace located in south central Indiana, just 45 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. It is known to have the greatest concentration of buildings by nationally known architects of any small city in the nation. Surrounded by rolling, productive farmland, Columbus is an industrial city of 40,000 which offers urban vitality in a friendly small-town setting.


    The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation is the 17th largest in the state and serves all but two townships in Bartholomew County, which has a population of 68,000. There are 11 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, one alternative education center, and one adult education center with a total student enrollment of 11,000 students. An area vocational school located within the two high schools serves students from 5 counties.

    Columbus East High School

    Columbus East is a public comprehensive four-year high school with 1,535 students and 95 certified staff members. It is fully accredited by the State of Indiana Department of Education.

    More than 80% of the professional staff holds at least master’s degrees, and all administrators, counselors and teachers are certified in their respective service areas. 

    Since opening in 1972, the school’s curriculum and schedule have been modified and revised to mix the best features of flexible modular scheduling with a more traditional structure. The unique program features large group/small group instruction, independent study, resource centers, unscheduled time and school-to-work opportunities. 

    Ten AP courses are offered within the Math, Science, and Social Studies Departments. Students may enroll in various college/high school courses for dual credit both on and off campus.

    Students choose from more than 200 course offerings in 13 departments. The typical CEHS student carries six courses but may enroll in more, given an eight-period instructional day and independent study for advanced students. 
    Columbus East High School Counseling Department
    Kristin Schuetz

    Counseling Dept Director


    Brian Hansen



    Andy Taube



    D.D. Stott



    Anne Edds

    Senior Project Coordinator


    Danielle Woolwine

    Counseling Dept Secretary


    Allison  Clark

    Scholarship/College Visit Coordinator


    Marianne Wohlford



    Dot Daugherty

    Counseling Dept Assistant


    To email members of the Counseling Department, use the following:
    last name and first initial@bcsc.k12.in.us
    Example: houser@bcsc.k12.in.us


     The East Experience:  Pathways to Life

    Pathways to Life is an integrated approach to instruction and guidance from grade 9 to graduation.  The first step is the ninth grade Keystone class, and a small learning community intended to assimilate students into high school culture.  It helps the student to understand what it means to be a successful high school student as well as an adult and how the high school experience connects with the future.

    In the junior year, counselors invite students and their parents to participate in the Milestone conference, where in-depth planning for graduation and post-secondary experience occurs.  Whether the student is heading to employment, the military, or college, counselors assist the family to build on the high school experience to develop viable plans for the future.

    The culminating activity of Pathways is the senior Capstone project, a student-selected exploration of a topic which results in a research paper, a project or product, and a presentation.  The Capstone experience moves students away from departmental learning to an interdisciplinary approach where they use skills in writing, research, speaking and documentation.

Last Modified on August 11, 2016