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