Depot Campus

Students gathered outside the depot campus

"If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Why the Depot School is important?

Many students ask their teachers, "When will we ever need to know this?" At the Depot Campus of E.O. Smith High School, the answer is "Now." The Depot Campus is a different path to success. It is a place where students can prepare for college and career through a combination of internships and a focus on fundamental academic and social-emotional skills in a small school setting.

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Program Goals:

Students at the Depot Campus will:
  • Address six competencies: Communication, Information, Media, and Technology, Career Skills, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, and Creativity and Innovation.
  • Complete a successful internship every year with a mentor at a business or organization in the region.
  • Prepare for college and vocational training to develop a career.
  • Graduate with an E.O. Smith diploma.


Students spend every Tuesday and Thursday working at internships and developing independent projects with a growing variety of businesses and organizations in the region.

  • "Pick-me-up:" Students experience a whole-school lesson/activity
  • Advisory: Students study life skills, social studies, and writing in a group discussion format and stay with the same group and advisor for their time at the Depot.
  • Book Teams: Students read and discuss books in small groups
  • ALEKS: Students complete online math curricula
  • Project block: Students study science or social studies in a project-based approach
  • Financial fitness: Students learn basic financial skills and money management every Monday
  • Creativity block: Students work on artistic and creative projects every Wednesday
  • Physical fitness: Students have options for physical fitness every Friday

Students of the Depot Campus can prepare for careers in:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Health
  • Building Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Automotive
  • And other areas


William Green, Director
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-2:30 pm
860.487.0877 ext. 4640

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