Westhill School Profile

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2019-2020 School Profile

Westhill High School

Administration

  • Mr. Michael Rinaldi, Principal
  • Mr. Robert Ayala, Assistant Principal
  • Ms. Claudia Obas-LeGare, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Peter Rinaldi, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. PJ Wax, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Richard Cerone, Athletic Director
  • Mr. Tom Pereira, Dean of Students

 

School Counselors

  • Ms. Paola Ochoa (DH)
  • Ms. Mindy Midy
  • Mr. Joseph Andrews
  • Mr. Spiro Milas
  • Ms. Ashley Bunn
  • Mrs. Christine Mitchell
  • Mrs. Melissa Dunsmore
  • Mrs. Tanya Small
  • Mr. Aland Joseph 
  • Mr. Thomas Stepkoski
  • Mr. Mark Marchesani 
  • Ms. Nicole Vazquez

SCHOOL

Westhill High School (WHS) is a comprehensive public high school serving 2259 students in grades 9-12, 503 seniors and a faculty of over 150 teachers. WHS is accredited most recently in 2017 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. WHS has an approximate per pupil spending of $18,756. WHS offers an optional senior internship during fourth quarter of senior year. The school offers 29 athletic programs in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) and approximately 50 student clubs.

69%

Minority Population

49%

Free/Reduced Lunch

68

Languages Spoken

45%

ELL Population

28%

Special Education

 

COMMUNITY

Stamford is located in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut and is the third largest city in the state with 129, 113 residents. It is located approximately 35 miles from New York City and is a business and corporate center. There are two comprehensive public high schools, one magnet high school, one tech high school, one private high school, one diocesan high school and one charter high school.

CORE VALUES AND BELIEFS

Westhill High School Core Values

  • Westhill High School values learning because it promotes academic excellence, civic responsibility, and personal growth. Our school encourages students to think creatively, work collaboratively, reason critically, and communicate effectively in order to be prepared for higher education and success in the 21st century.

Expectations & Beliefs about Student Learning:

  • All students have opportunities to acquire, analyze, and apply knowledge.
  • All students have opportunities to be creative.
  • All students have opportunities to engage in collaborative work. All students have opportunities to engage in critical thinking. All students have opportunities to engage in communication.
 

POST-SECONDARY PLANNING CLASS OF 2019

55%

Four-Year Colleges

33%

Two-Year Colleges

<1%

Vocational/Post Grad

5%

Military

5%

Employment

<1%

Gap Year

0

Undecided

 

2019 TESTING SUMMARY

SAT SCORES for Class of 2019

Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

Mean: 503

Math

Mean: 496

Total Scores over 1000

26%

Total Scores over 1200

17%

Total Scores over 1400

5%

 

CT SAT SCHOOL DAY Scores At or Above Proficient

Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing

52%

Math

36%

 

National Hispanic Recognition: 1

National Merit Scholarship: 9 Commended 2 Finalist

AP TESTING

825 Students Tested

1058 AP Examinations

73% Students Earned a 3 or Above

60 Seniors Recognized as AP Scholars

 

GRADING SYSTEM

Letter Grade

Number Value

Grade Point

Honors

AP/ECE

A

93-100

4.0

4.05

4.07

A-

90-92

3.75

3.8

3.82

B+

87-89

3.5

3.55

3.57

B

83-86

3.0

3.05

3.07

B-

80-82

2.75

2.8

2.82

C+

77-79

2.5

2.55

2.57

C

73-76

2.0

2.05

2.07

C-

70-72

1.75

1.8

1.82

D+

67-69

1.5

1.55

1.57

D

63-66

1.0

1.05

1.07

D-

60-62

0.75

0.8

0.82

F

0-59

0.0

0.0

0.0

M

Medical

P

Pass

I

Incomplete

W

Withdrawn

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • If a student is passing a course for the semester but exceeds the absence limit, he/she will receive the earned grade but will lose course credit. This is designated by an asterisk (*) in the credit column on the transcript.
  • Exceeding 10 absences per semester course or 20 absences per year course, results in automatic credit loss. Students who fail a course because of a violation of the attendance policy cannot make up the course in remedial summer school.

 

RANK

  • Rank is determined at the end of junior year. Only students who have attended a district high school for four semesters are included in the class rank.

 

NOTES

  • Westhill High School does not share disciplinary records with secondary institutions. We counsel students to answer honestly any questions regarding their disciplinary history.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

All students in the class of 2019 are required to complete a minimum of 20 credits for graduation.

Graduation requirements include a full year of U.S. History and a semester of Civics.

English

4 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

Math

3 credits

Science

2 credits

PE

1 credit

Health

1 credit

Unified Arts

1 credit

TOTAL

20 credits

 

SAMPLE OF COURSE OFFERINGS 2019-2020

Full course catalogue: https://user-xhtcbfi.cld.bz/High-School-Program-of-Studies-2019-2020/4/

Westhill High School employs a heterogeneous, open curriculum with no prescribed tracking system. Over 200 courses are offered. An independent study program is available as well as a volunteer experience as a student aid. * Classes offered in Bilingual

ENGLISH

AP English Lit 12 AP/ECE English Lang 11 English Honors 9-12

CP English 9-12

Sheltered English 10-12 ESL A, B, C, Advanced Communications Journalism

MATH

AP Calculus BC AP/ECE Calculus AB AP/ECE Statistics Precalculus Honors Precalculus

Algebra 2 Honors

Algebra 2 Geometry Honors Plane Geometry Algebra 1

Statistics and Probability Consumer Math Sheltered Algebra 1* Sheltered Algebra 2 Sheltered Geometry*

Foundations Math 1, 2,3,4

SOCIAL STUDIES

AP Government AP/ECE Microeconomics AP/ECE Macroeconomics AP/ECE European History

AP Psychology AP/ECE U.S. History

U.S. History Honors CP U.S. History

Sheltered U.S. History* Civics Honors

CP Civics Sheltered Civics* AP World History

Modern World Hist. Honor CP Modern World. Hist Sheltered Md. World Hist* AP Human Geography Social Studies 9 Honors CP Social Studies 9 Sheltered Social Studies 9

Bilingual Today’s Society

SCIENCE

AP Biology AP Chemistry

AP/ECE Environmental Sc AP/ECE Physics C AP/ECE Physics 1

Physics Honors CP Physics Chemistry Honors CP Chemistry

Sheltered Chesmitry Biology Honors

CP Biology Sheltered Biology*

CP Physical Science-Chem CP Phys. Science-Physics

Sheltered PhysicalScience-Chem* Sheltered PhysicalSciencePhysics*

CP Earth Science CP Space Science

WORLD LANGUAGE

AP Spanish Language AP Spanish Literature Spanish 2-5 Honors

CP Spanish 1-4

French 2-4 Honors

CP French 1-4

Italian 3-4 Honors

CP Italian 1-4

CP Latin 2

CP Latin 3 Honors

31 Honors Courses

25 AP Courses

12 UConn ECE Courses

1 SHU ECE

1 UB ECE