WHS Scheduling Information
If you have questions about scheduling, please see your counselor.
CREDITS NEEDED TO GRADUATE
4 Credits - English
3 ½ Credits - Math (to include ½ Computer)
3 ½ Credits - Social Studies (to include one year of U.S. History and Government and one year of 20th Century American History)
2 Credits - Science (to include 1 year of Biology)
1 Credit - Vocational Education, Technical Education or the Arts
1 Credit - Physical Education
½ Credit - Health
7 ½ Credits - Electives
The following conditions also apply:
1. Eighth grade students who have successfully completed a course in French or Spanish will have that credit count toward the required 23 credits.
2. Any student in grade 8 who takes and successfully completes Algebra 1 will have that credit count toward the 23 graduation credits and the mandated state mathematics requirement.
3. All students will be required to take and to pass Grade 10 Physical Education and thereby earn 1 credit as mandated by the Board of Education. There is an exception to this. The law states: Any student who presents a certificate from a physician, stating that in the opinion of the physician, participation in physical education is medically contraindicated because of the physical condition of such student, shall be excused from the physical education requirement, provided the credits for physical education are fulfilled by an elective. (Section 10-221a)
4. Accounting and Business Math will be considered a Mathematics credit.
5. Interdepartmental Publishing Course will be considered 1/2 Vocational credit and ½ Computer credit.
6. Tech Drawing/CAD 2, Tech Drawing CAD/3, will be considered ½ Computer credit, ½ Vocational credit.
7. Graphic Arts 2, Graphic Arts 3, will be considered ½ Computer credit, ½ Vocational credit.
8. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has revised and updated its list of core courses which must be taken and passed to meet minimum initial eligibility requirements. Any student who may be interested in participating in a Division I or Division II college sports program should see his/her guidance counselor to plan a complete high school program that meets these requirements.
If you are interested in an Independent Study, talk to your counslor and fill out an Independent Study Form. The Independent Study Form will be reviewed by the Ind. Study Committee.
Remember the importance of choosing classes that will challenge you!! Your Counselor can help you choose the best courses to take based on your future goals.
10 Reasons to take a World Language
- Increase global understanding
- Improve employment opportunity
- Increase native language ability
- To sharpen cognitive and life skills
- Improve chances of entry into college or graduate program
- Appreciate international literature, music and film
- Make travel more feasible and enjoyable
- Expand study abroad options
- Increase understanding of oneself and one’s own culture
- Make lifelong friends
6 Reasons Why You Should Take AP Courses
1. College admissions want to see that you have taken the most challenging classes offered at your school.
2. Develop the skills needed for college-level coursework.
3. Save money...with enough AP credits, you can potentially graduate early and save money.
4. You may be able to choose your major sooner, by earning credit for General Education classes and getting an in-depth look at the subject area.
5. The ability to take more electives, because your AP score/class may take the place of some of your college-level classes.
6. It may be easier to add a minor or second major.