Hackett High School has a new addition to the curriculum that is being offered to students. The EAST (Environmental And Spatial Technology) program is now available to students in the brand new state-of-the-art EAST classroom. The new EAST program incorporates cutting edge technology into a curriculum designed to meet community needs through student-led projects. In addition to serving the community, research has shown that EAST students have an increase in student achievement and standardized test scores. Over seventy students are enrolled in the EAST program for the initial year of operation. The technology in the new EAST classroom includes: HP computer workstations, iMacs, iPads, Android Tablets, cameras, GPS units, commercial grade software programs, and a 42 inch flat screen television. Hackett High School received the technology equipment through a grant with the EAST Initiative and the Arkansas Department of Education. Through the use of the EAST program, Hackett students will be able to positively impact the local community, increase technology skills, improve academic achievement, and have fun doing it.