Westhill High School

Westhill High School is a district high school with approximately 2,000 students. Westhill High promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility and personal growth. The community provides all students with opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge. Students learn to express themselves in coherent written forms using applicable technology, and use Standard English to edit, revise, and consider audience and purpose in their studies. Students also learn problem-solving skills through information gathering and analyzing, as well as how to understand and utilize multiple forms of communication.

Westhill has an agricultural science facility, two all-sports artificial turf stadiums, and a 35-classroom building, which houses the Freshman Academy. Teachers in the Freshman Academy participate in cross-disciplinary teams to promote discussion and curriculum relevancy. All teachers participate weekly in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to study student performance and reflect on their teaching practices. The Guidance Center provides access to college planning materials. Course offerings are extensive and are revised annually to reflect shifting academic interests; recent course offerings include Spanish language for native speakers, African American and Latin American studies, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses in History, English, Math, Art, World Languages, Music Science and Geography.  Specific grant dollars are being used to promote student enrollment in AP classes. Westhill High School leads the State of Connecticut in the number of Early College Experience (ECE) courses it offers.

In addition, Westhill offers a multitude of electives, dozens of clubs, a U.S. Army JROTC program, an agricultural science program, and numerous sports.

Parental and community feedback play a role in the development of special education programs and Freshman Academy considerations. A schoolwide data team and a School Governance Council provide input on current practices and potential for change.

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Bell Times

Regular Day Schedule
7:25 AM to 2:05 PM

Delayed Opening
9:25 AM

Early Release
11:45 AM

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Camille Figluizzi Principal (203) 977-4480
Chase Dunlap Assistant Principal (203) 977-6683
Claudia Obas-LeGare Assistant Principal (203) 977-4484
Peter Rinaldi Assistant Principal (203) 977-5322
P.J. Wax, III Assistant Principal (203) 977-5322
Thomas Pereira Dean of Students (203) 977-5305
Alison Corbo Executive Secretary (203) 977-4838