General Student Information
WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
2021 - 2022
At Westview we engage diverse learners in safe and equitable environments through innovative strategies that foster critical thinking in high school and beyond.
- Bell Schedule
- Athletic / Activity Eligibility
- WHS Curriculum Plan
- Class Fees
- Extended Application (EA)
- College Dual Credit
- Weighted Grading Policy
- NCAA Eligibility
- Advanced Placement Program
- College & Career Center
- Planning Nights
- Administration Welcome
- Late Arrival / Early Release
- HS Classes Taken in MS
- Schedule Changes
- General Schedule and Course Information
- Off Campus Classes
- Transfer Credit
- On-Line Course Repetition
- Course Repetition
- Grade Improvement (select Science and Math classes)
- Independent Study
- BSD Diploma Requirements
- NCAA Eligible Courses
The Counseling Department at Westview works with students, parents and teachers to give academic, career, and personal guidance. Students are encouraged to meet with their counselors to discuss graduation, college and career goals and to schedule appropriate classes. Parents are also welcome to call counselors if they have questions. Please visit the counseling website at https://westview.beaverton.k12.or.us/academics/counseling
Counselors are available to see students by appointment before school, during both lunches, and after school.
Westview High School has a proud tradition of excellence and we continue to strive for academic gains across all curricular areas for all students. One essential component in this process is to have students in regular daily attendance, on time, ready to learn.
The Attendance Office is open from 7:15 am to 3:30 pm, but phone messages can be left 24 hours a day. If your student will be absent from school, please call the attendance line as early in the day as possible. We make every effort to get excused absences recorded in the computer as quickly as possible, but some data may be entered after the AutoDialer begins making phone calls at 1:30 pm. If you have a question about whether an attendance was recorded properly, the fastest way to check is to use ParentVue to see the attendance record for each of your students. You may report errors to Diane Jordan in the Attendance Office through email or phone message at
Makeup work: Students who have been absent have the responsibility to request and make up all missed work. Teachers have the option to determine the length of time for completion of make up work; the general rule is a day for a day. Parents/student requests for homework related to absences of 3 or more days should be made to the Attendance Office and should allow for a 24-hour response time.
WHEN A STUDENT IS ABSENT THE ENTIRE DAY:
- Students are not allowed to excuse themselves
- Parent/guardian must call the Attendance Hotline at 503-356-3021
- Absences must be reported the same day of the absence. Please have the following information:
- Student's full name (please spell uncommon names)
- Student's six-digit I.D. number
- Your name and relationship to the student (parent, guardian, etc)
- Reason for the absence (from the list below)
- Medical appointment
- Family emergency
- Death in the immediate family
- Pre-arranged absence
- Religious observance
- Other administrative approved reason
WHEN A STUDENT ARRIVES TO SCHOOL LATE:
- Parent should call the Attendance Office before the student arrives to school, or provide the student with a note from the parent or guardian the day of the late arrival. Parents do not need to accompany the student if they have called or provided a note. Please be sure to indicate the reason for the tardy as well as the student's name and ID.
- Excused tardies include: medical appointment, illness, and family emergencies.
- Unexcused tardies include: oversleeping, missing the bus, finishing homework/studying at home, and "running late."
- Students should go directly to the Attendance Office when they arrive.
WHEN A STUDENT NEEDS TO LEAVE SCHOOL EARLY:
Once a student is on campus, the student must remain on campus. If it is necessary for the student to leave school for ANY reason after their initial arrival, parents must call the Attendance Line as early as possible in the morning or provide a note to the student.
If a note has been provided, student brings the note to the Attendance Office in exchange for an early release pass. If students leave and return to school, they must document the time of their return to school at the Attendance Office as well. Students who leave campus without checking out through the Attendance Office will be subject to consequences.
All students at Beaverton High Schools who wish to be involved with athletics or activities need to be enrolled in and passing at least five classes. Students must maintain a passing grade in five classes in order to be eligible for participation in extracurricular, co-curricular, and interscholastic athletics. Eligibility requirements will be checked at regular intervals throughout the school year. Except for freshmen, eligibility at the beginning of the school year will be based on a student’s accumulation of credits. Sophomores are required to have earned 4.5 credits, juniors need 10 credits, and seniors need at least 17 credits. After the start of the year, continued eligibility for all students will be based on the academic criteria outlined above. For more information, please contact Athletic Director, Troy Christiansen, or visit the WHS Athletics page on the WHS website.
Student-athletes must register with the Clearinghouse during their junior year to be eligible to be recruited for NCAA Division I and Division II schools. Waivers are available if families cannot afford the fee. See your counselor if you need more information.
English Language Arts - 4 Credits
Mathematics (Algebra 1 level or above) - 3 Credits
Science - 3 Credits
Social Studies - 3 Credits
Physical Education Fitness / Physical Education Choice - .5/.5 Credits
Health (Health 1 & 2) - 1 Credit
Second Language, The Arts, Career & Technical Education - 3 Credits
Electives - 5.5 Credits
Career Development - .5 Credits
Total - 24 Credits
Minimum Graduation Requirements
Language Arts (4)
1 credit required at Grade 9: Literature and Composition 9 1 credit required at Grade 10: Literature and Composition 10
1 credit required at Grade 11: Literature and Composition 11 or advanced courses 1 credit required at Grade 12: Literature and Composition 12 or advanced courses
Note: Students are required to take a year-long English Language Arts course all four years of high school despite total credits earned to meet Standard Diploma requirements.
credit required at Grade 9: AGS I, AGS II, AGS3, AAGS3, or advanced courses
credits required Grade 10-12: AGS II, AGS III, AAGS3, Prob/Stats, FAT or advanced courses
Note: Students are required to enroll in the AGS series, AGSI, AGSII, and AGSIII or AAGSIII.
Social Science (3)
1 credit required at Grade 9: Global Studies 9
1 credit required at Grade 10: American Studies 10 or AP U.S. History
1 credit required at Grade 11/12: Econ/Gov, AP Econ, AP Gov, or Global Conflict/Globalization
1 credit required at Grade 9: STEM Physics or STEM Chemistry
1 credit required at Grade 10: Chemistry/STEM Chemistry or Applied Chemistry 1 credit required at Grade 11-12: Biology/AP Biology or Field Biology, or AP Physics
Note: Students are required to take 1.0 credits of Physics, 1.0 credits of Chemistry and 1.0 credits of Biology to meet Standard Diploma requirements.
Health Education (1)
0.5 credit Grade 9: Health 1
0.5 credit Grade 10: Health 2
Physical Education (1)
0.5 credit Grade 9: Total Fitness (2 choices) (PE1)
0.5 credit Grade 10: Select from a variety of PE electives (PE2)
All students, with the assistance of their parents and school counselor, may select a combination of elective courses which best meet the needs of their post-high school graduation plans. Three of these elective credits must be earned in any one of the following areas: music, visual arts*, theater arts, business education, technology education, CTE Programs, or world language**. CTE Programs of Study in the areas of Business & Marketing, Digital & Interactive Media, Manufacturing, Early Childhood Education, and Hospitality & Tourism: Culinary Arts are focused elective paths. Elective credits in additional math & science courses and in world language are highly recommended for college-bound students. For admission into a 4- year college, students must have two years of the same world language.
Essential Skills that demonstrate proficiency: Read, write, and apply math
Essential Skills can be met by Reading, Writing, and Math scores on the OSAS, ACT (both opportunities are provided junior year), or SAT. For students who do not meet on these assessments, work samples may be used in classes for Essential Skills or within the Academic Options Center. These classes are scheduled within the school day and usually replace Early Release/Late Arrival or an Access Tutorial period until Essential Skills are met.
Career Education (.5): All students must complete Personalized Learning Requirements. To meet these requirements,
Each student must:
Develop an education plan and build an education profile.
Participate in career-related learning experiences
Apply and extend knowledge in an extended application. Students utilize CIS technology to meet some of these requirements in their Access Tutorial classes.
Total Credits to Graduate: 24
*Students who intend to apply to schools in California must take courses in the visual arts. See counselors for information.
**Students who are planning to attend four-year universities and many other colleges must successfully complete two years of the same world language.
Essential Skills Needed to Graduate
Reading: Read and Comprehend a Variety of Text Writing: Write Clearly and Accurately
Math: Apply Mathematics in a Variety of Settings
READ & COMPREHEND A VARIETY OF TEXT
- OSAS / Smarter Balance
- PLAN or ACT
- Work Samples
- Local Assessment Option
WRITE CLEARLY & ACCURATELY
- OSAS / Smarter Balance
- PLAN or ACT
- Work Samples
- Local Assessment Option
APPLY MATHEMATICS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS
- OSAS / Smarter Balance
- PLAN or ACT
- Work Samples
- Local Assessment Option
Develop an educational plan and build an educational profile to guide learning toward student’s personal, career and post-high school goals.
Participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and/or school relevant to student’s education plan.
Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal and career interests and post-high school goals.
More information coming about Extended Application.
For school years 2019-20 and 2020-21 Extended Applications were not required for graduation.
Advanced Vocal Ensemble
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language & Composition
AP Studio Art: 2D
AP Studio Art: 3D
AP Studio Art: Draw
Architectural Design I & II
Auto Mechanics & Tech I & II
Child Development II & III
Creative Writing Workshop
Extended Application Seminar*
German III & IV
Graphic Design 3
Marketing II & III
Theatre Design 3
*Semester elective class where students create a portfolio of research and evidence for the EA
**Off-site elective class taught at Beaverton High School
In addition to the Advanced Placement Program, students at Westview may earn college credit through Portland State University, Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Western Oregon University (WOU), Portland Community College (PCC) or other community colleges. Westview is one of the few high schools in Oregon to offer the Senior Inquiry Program participating in PSU’s Challenge Program, both of which provide the opportunity to pursue challenging, college level courses at the high school and to earn PSU credit at a reduced cost.
PSU, OIT, WOU, PCC and other colleges also offer the opportunity for students to earn college credit while taking courses at Westview. Listed below are courses that offer this option. As additional courses are continually being added, students should speak with their teachers or counselor about these opportunities.
Current Dual Credit Courses Include: (subject to change)
- Senior Inquiry (PSU Challenge Program)
Modern Globalization/Global Conflict (PCC)
Writing 121/122 (PCC)
Cultural Anthropology (PCC)
Survey of American Literature (PCC)
Film Seminar (PCC)
Spanish IV (WOU) and V (PSU Challenge
Human Anatomy and Physiology (OIT) Program)
AP Calculus AB (PSU Challenge Program)
Introduction to Education (PCC)
Marketing III (PSU EXCEL Program)
Note: While colleges within the Oregon University System generally accept dual-credit and AP course credits based on examination scores, out of state and private institutions may not. It is your responsibility to contact your post-high school colleges and university options to inquire about the acceptance of AP and dual-credit courses towards college credits.
Cost of dual credit courses: (subject to change based on college agreements)
The cost of dual-credit courses is generally paid-for by the student. Students that participate in the Beaverton School District free and reduced lunch programs often do not incur costs for dual-credit courses or have college costs dramatically reduced.
Financial ability to pay should never be a barrier to accessing dual-credit courses for any student. Please speak with your counselor or an administrator if you need financial assistance.
PSU Challenge/EXCEL Course Costs:
All students enrolled in PSU Challenge Courses are charged reduced enrollment fees as a benefit for completing the coursework as a high school student. Please see each course in the Planning Guide for details about the enrollment fees. Students who participate in the free and reduced lunch program are charged $51 per PSU course.
OIT and WOU Course Costs:
Through NW Promise and Willamette Promise, students are charged a total of
$30 for courses taken in one school year through OIT and WOU. If a student enrolls in one course, the fee is $30. If a student enrolls in multiple courses in a single school year, the fee is still $30. The $30 fee is paid at the time of enrollment through the NW Promise online portal. Students participating in the Beaverton School District free and reduced lunch program enroll in NW Promise and Willamette Promise courses for free – there is no charge.
PCC Course Costs:
There is no fee to any student who enrolls in a PCC course taught at Westview High School.
Weighted Grades: Students graduating from Beaverton schools have both a regular grade point average (GPA) AND a weighted GPA on their academic transcripts.
Weighted courses are indicated in the course description with a designation of “Weighted Class”. “Weighting” a grade adds to the GPA earned in certain courses. In the Beaverton system, grades of A, B, and C earned in weighted classes will earn an extra grade point. Therefore, an “A” in a weighted class yields 5 grade points, a “B” will yield 4 grade points, and a “C” will yield 3 grade points. A student’s GPA is a number calculated using two factors: credits earned and “grade points,” which correspond to a letter grade.
Student athletes wishing to participate in collegiate athletics must meet eligibility requirements of the NCAA in order to play. A minimum of 16 core credits with a ‘C’ or higher must be attained. In this guide, courses that meet NCAA standards are noted as “NCAA Approved.” For more information, please meet with your counselor or visit www.eligibilitycenter.org
In operation since 1955, the Advanced Placement Program has a long record of providing students the opportunity to take college-level courses and examinations while still in high school. Participation in an AP class brings many benefits to students:
AP courses provide the chance to study a particular subject in more depth
AP courses prepare students for the demands of college work and help with achievement in other courses
Depending on AP national exam scores and a student’s choice of college, students may qualify for college credit.
In 2021, each exam will cost approximately $85. This is subject to change per College Board.
Important note about AP Exams: Students will register and pay for the 2021 AP Exams by the end of October 2020. 2020-2021 fees are still to be determined (fees for 2019-2020 were $85/exam). Students with financial need can apply for test fee waivers. See your counselor for additional information.
Sample Four-Year Plan for Students Pursuing the Advanced Placement International Diploma
Students who want to graduate from Westview HS High School with the distinction of having an Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) must begin planning their course sequences in the eighth grade.
- Algebra / Geometry / Statistics II • 1.0
- AP Human Geography • 1.0
- Physics 1.0 or STEM Chemistry • 1.0
- World Language I or II • 1.0
- PE • .5
- Acc. Algebra / Geometry / Statistics 3 or Pre-Calculus • 1.0
- AP European History or AP Govt. & Politics: Comparative • 1.0
- STEM Chemistry or AP Biology and AP Environmental Science • 1.0
- World Language II or III • 1.0
- PE/Health I • 1.0
- AP Calculus or Pre-Calculus or AP Statistics • 1.0
- AP US History • 1.0
- AP English Language • 1.0
- AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics • 1.0
- World Language III or IV or V • 1.0
- AP Studio Art or AP Music Theory or AP Computer Science or any advanced work in any of the following areas: Business, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Social Science • 1.0
- AP Calculus or AP Statistics • 1.0
- AP Economics or AP Government • 1.0
- AP English Lit & Comp • 1.0
- AP Chemistry or AP Environmental Science or AP Physics • 1.0
- AP Spanish or AP German* • 1.0
* Currently AP Spanish is the only AP world languages offered at Westview. However, students may independently study and take the exam for any of the AP world languages.
Beaverton School District Post High School Planning Nights
Check the website for exact dates.
Latino College Night
- Senior College Night
- 11th Grade College Night
- 9th & 10th Grade College Night
- FAFSA / Scholarship Night
- Finding Affordable Colleges
- Building Your College Profile / NCAA
- Pre-Session Support Services for 504 / IEP’s in College
- Finding the Best Fit / College Application Process
THIS WAS MODIFIED FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Graduation Requirement: Each Student shall develop an education plan and build an education profile (OAR 581-022-1130).
Education Plan: During grades 7-12 students plan, monitor, and manage their own learning and career development through a formalized plan. Through the Career Information System (CIS), students create a plan for pursuing their personal career interests and post-high school goals connected to activities that will help them achieve their goals and successfully transition to next steps.
Education Profile: Documentation of student progress and achievement toward graduation requirements, goals, and other personal accomplishments identified in the student’s education plan. Much of this curriculum and guidance is delivered school wide and infused into the classrooms with support from the Counseling Department.
To All Westview Wildcat Families:
Here at Westview, we are committed to preparing our students for the intellectual, personal and social skills needed for college and/or careers when they walk out our doors. Our professional staff are dedicated to providing the opportunity, encouragement, support and expectation of success in high school and success after high school
Please take some time to look through our course guide and use it to make informed decisions as you choose your classes for next year and the rest of your high school career. It is critical that students make good decisions when they select courses for next year as we build the master schedule and staff our school based on the choices you make.
If you have questions about a course, please talk with a teacher or counselor and get your questions answered before you make your final decision.
Principal: Matt Pedersen
Assistant Principal: Tina Myers (A - Ji)
Assistant Principal: Diane Fitzpatrick( Jo - Pg)
Assistant Principal: Ben Lyman (Ph - Z)
Students in the 11th and 12th grade who are on-track to graduate and meet graduation requirements may choose to arrive late to school or leave school early. For Seniors, Early Release may take the place of the 8th period Access Tutorial class. For Juniors, Early Release or Late Arrival would be in addition to the Access Tutorial 8th period class. Students must pass each class in the previous semester to be eligible for Late Arrival or Early Release. Students who have not yet passed their state testing requirements will have their Access Tutorial, Late Arrival or Early Release replaced with Read/Write Lab, Math Lab, or Academic Options class until Essential skills are passed at Counselor/Administrator discretion. Students who have failed a course in the previous semester must have one Access Tutorial or Academic Options period in their schedule.
Students with either Late Arrival or Early Release are expected to provide their own transportation. Parent/Guardian permission required to enroll.
The District encourages students to perform at the highest academic levels. Many middle school age students, though appropriately enrolled at the middle level, are ready and able to master high school curriculum. If the student needs high school courses taken during middle school to be entered on the high school transcript in order to graduate, this option will be made available and entered in the student’s education plan with the approval of school administration. This consideration will be made during the student’s senior year of high school. If this option is needed, the letter grade awarded in middle school will be the grade that is recorded on the transcript.
DUE TO 4 x 4 Model for year 2020-21, we are not able to make any schedule changes, UNLESS a student is missing a class needed for graduation.
Westview staff work very hard to give students their first choice or chosen alternate courses requested during the forecasting process. If a scheduling error is made (you are in the wrong level, you did not have the course on your forecasting sheet as a first choice OR alternate), counselors should be notified before school begins so corrections can be made. If first choice courses or alternates were not selected on the forecasting form, counselors and/or admins will select courses and alternates that fit your schedule for you and you will need to take those classes. Because the offering and staffing of many courses depend upon the requests made during the spring, students are expected to accept and complete the courses they have requested during the forecasting process. We are not able to offer students the option of scheduling classes with specific teachers or at specific times. The Westview schedule strives to ensure equity for all students and to maintain balanced class loads for teachers.
Schedule Changes after the Term Begins
Students may not drop or add classes after the first week of the term. Courses dropped after the first week result in a grade of Withdraw/Fail (W/F) on the student transcript for that course. This grade counts against the student's G.P.A. When students drop courses within the first week, an alternate course or class placement may fit within the student’s current schedule however, the class must maintain balanced class loads for teachers. If a new class is not available, the student may need to stay in the current course to meet progress towards graduation requirements. There are rare exceptions to this practice which primarily relate to significant, documented medical issues. Counselors or an Administrator can offer more information.
We do not make schedule changes to switch teachers, change class periods, or to accommodate Early Release/Late Arrival needs.
The State of Oregon requires that students earn a minimum of 24 credits to earn a high school diploma. Our semester schedule gives you the opportunity to earn 7.0 credits each year (seven 0.5 credit classes per semester) for a total of 28 possible credits earned during a four-year course of study.
Make certain that you pay close attention to graduation requirements. Develop a Personal 4-Year Plan with your counselor that addresses all the years you have left in high school, including graduation requirements and college or career expectations.
Elective classes are designed to build skills in areas of study that meet student needs for college admission, or the pursuit of career pathways and individual interests. Some elective courses have fees; some courses that receive college credit require testing fees and/or college tuition fees. The inability to pay fees should not interfere with enrollment in a course. Students who are unable to pay the fee should discuss the possibility of a scholarship or fee waiver with their counselor.
When selecting elective choices, students should consider elective subjects carefully and select viable alternative classes. While we strive to provide students with their first choice in classes, due to scheduling conflicts, alternate courses on your forecasting list will be selected if a conflict occurs. Choose your alternates carefully.
5. Students and parents/guardians should review a four-year plan each term and update it as necessary. Careful and thoughtful selection of required and elective classes lead to meaningful in-depth study in areas of interest.
6. Although certain courses are required, students should read the course descriptions before filling out the course forecasting worksheet appropriate for their grade level. In most cases, courses that meet for one semester earn 0.5 credit. Courses that meet for two semesters earn 1 credit.
Choose courses very carefully. We hire teachers and create classes based on student requests so changes will not be possible after forecasting is finished. Students will be expected to accept and complete the classes they request (including alternates). Student/parent requested schedule request changes for different class selections will not be possible after the forecasting window closes. The forecasting window generally closes end of March.
Counselors will choose classes for students who do not forecast for classes by the “second look” in quarter four.
Students may apply no more than 6 credits of non-BSD off-campus or online credits toward fulfilling graduation requirements taken while currently enrolled as a BSD student. All courses must be approved by the student's counselor prior to enrolling in any course outside of Westview. See your counselor for the appropriate form. Should board policy change, this policy may be updated accordingly.
Courses from external programs from BSD Board Policy IKF - AR:
1.External course providers must be accredited by Cognia, or regional affiliate
2. External courses must be led by a properly certified teacher. A certificated teacher has the primary responsibility for the student's instructional interaction. Instructional interaction between the teacher and the student involves two-way communication that includes, but is not limited to, direct instruction, review of assignments, assessment, testing, progress monitoring, and evaluation of proficiencies.
3. Credits awarded to students transferring into a Beaverton high school by high
schools accredited by the AdvancED or one of its regional affiliates will be accepted as if the credits had been awarded in the District.
a. Credits awarded to enrolled BSD students from non-BSD accredited
organizations will be accepted provided the student has received prior
approval from his/her BSD high school.
b. A list of approved courses and associated credits will guide this process.
2. Credits from community colleges and private and public colleges and universities
accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
(NWCCU) or one of its regional affiliates will be accepted.
3. Credit for courses at Portland Community College or any accredited college or
university will be awarded according to the following table:
College Course Credit Hours
High School Credits
4. It is the responsibility of the student to be sure completion of college or university course work is properly reported to the school of enrollment for inclusion on his/her transcript.
5. International transcripts will be evaluated according to the procedures detailed in the "High School Counselor's Manual for Evaluation of International/Foreign Students' Transcripts for High School Credit."
6. For proficiency-based credit information, see “Proficiency-Based Credit” within this. AR.
7. For students currently enrolled in the Beaverton School District, no more than six (6) total credits toward graduation requirements may be awarded for transfer credit earned in non-BSD accredited programs. Possible exceptions may be made for students on specialized graduation plans.
8. BSD is in the process of maintaining a list of vendors and courses that have been vetted to meet these standards, which will be updated annually once in place. This list is a work in progress for the 2020-21 school year and is expected to be ready by Fall of 2021.
Credits awarded to students transferring into a Beaverton high school by high schools accredited by Cognia or one of its regional affiliates will be accepted as if the credits had been awarded in the District.
Credits from community colleges and private and public colleges and universities accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) or one of its regional affiliates will be accepted.
Credit for courses at Portland Community College (Quarter Credit System) or any accredited college or university will be awarded according to the following table:
College Course Credit Hours (Quarter System)
2 - 4 credits
5 - 6 credits
7 - 9 credits
1 ½ credits
**1 College PE Credit = 0.5 HS Credit
International transcripts will be evaluated according to district procedures. Please see the school registrar or an administrator for assistance.
Westview offers online repeated credit recovery courses for select core credits and Health 1 for students who are earned an F in those courses. The courses are offered in our Academic Options Learning Center (AOC). With the guidance of the AOC teacher and mentorship of the Teacher of Record in the content area, students may recover the credit lost.
Repeated credit options include:
Math: ALL AGS courses, Prob/Stats and FAT ELA: Lit and Comp 9, 10, 11, and 12 Science: Physics, STEM Physics and Biology
Social Studies: Global Studies 9, American Studies 10
Health: Health 1 and Health 2
Online credit recovery for AP, dual-credit or elective courses are not offered. Course offerings are subject to change based on Teacher of Record availability and funding. Students interested in repeated course online credit recovery should contact their counselor prior to and during the forecasting season. See counselors or Administration for details.
Most courses for which students receive a passing grade may not be repeated for credit, though there are some exceptions in the elective course areas. Students should discuss the implications of repeating courses with passing grades with a counselor or administrator before they are taken.
Students who receive a “D” or “F” grade may repeat the course for a change of grade. The “D” or “F” grade will convert to an “N” mark on the transcript, and the new course with the new grade will be recorded on the transcript during the semester in which the class was retaken. Four-year colleges do not generally count D’s in core classes as meeting requirements for college entrance. It is recommended that students retake courses in which they earned a D. See counselors for details.
Through the Academic Options Learning Center (AOC), students who have earned a D or F in select math and science courses have the opportunity to improve their final grade to a C by increasing their proficiency on learning targets that previously were rated as a 1. To be eligible for grade improvement, students must have earned a 2 or higher on at least 50% of the learning targets from the course. Students are enrolled in the AOC for one of the eight periods of the day to work on the targets. The courses approved for grade improvement are:
Math: AGS I, AGS II, AGSIII, AAGS III, and FAT
Science: Physics, STEM Physics and Biology
Only the courses listed above are available for grade improvement options. No AP or advanced courses are eligible for grade improvement.
Students interested in grade improvement should contact their counselor or Mrs. Fitzpatrick.
Students may occasionally work with individual teachers on an independent study course. There are specific criteria attached to this type of course. A contract must be completed and submitted within the first 10 days of the semester to be considered for elective credit. See your teacher for the actual contract and further details. Independent Study contracts must be approved by Mrs. Fitzpatrick prior to beginning the course.
Credits Needed to Graduate:
English/Language Arts (4 year-long ELA classes) 4 Credits Mathematics (AGS I level or above) 3 Credits Science (1.0 each of Physics, Chemistry & Biology) 3 Credits Social Studies 3 Credits
Physical Education 1/Physical Education 2 0.5 / 0.5 Credits
Health 1 Credit
Second Language, Arts or Applied Arts 3 Credits
Electives 5 Credits
Career Development 0.5 Credits
Total Credits 24 Credits
Essential Skills Needed to Graduate: .
Reading: Read and Comprehend a Variety of Text Writing: Write Clearly and Accurately
Math: Apply Mathematics in a Variety of Settings
Personalized Learning Demonstration Needed to Graduate: The personalized learning demonstration listed below is part of Access Tutorial.
Educational Plan and Profile, Career-Related Learning Experiences (CRLE), Extended Application
The courses above must be taken during high school, grades 9 – 12. Contact your student’s Counselor for additional details.
Disclaimer: It is the sole responsibility of students/families to monitor transcripts and forecasting for NCAA eligibility. This list of NCAA approve courses at Westview is provided as a courtesy
Creative Writing 1 Creative Writing 2
Lit and Comp 9 Lit and Comp 10 Lit and Comp 11 Lit and Comp 12
Senior Inquiry (Eng)
Survey of American Lit
Writing 121 Writing 122
Media as Lit
Global Studies 9
American Studies 10
Civil Law Criminal Law
Cultural Anthropology DC
Economics 1 AP Economics
Government 1 AP Government
Intro to Psych
Modern Globalization DC
Religion and Philosophy
Senior Inquiry (SS)
AP US History
AGS I AGS II AGS III AAAGSIII
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Calculus
Data Science and Stats
Probability Statistics and Analytics
Biology AP Biology
Chemistry AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
Human Anat / Physiology
STEM Physics Physics in Astronomy AP Physics
Senior Inquiry (Sci)
French I French II French III French IV
Japanese I Japanese II Japanese III Japanese IV
Spanish I Spanish II Spanish III Spanish IV Spanish V