Waukegan Public School District 60
“A New Day…A New Way in Waukegan Schools
WPS60 is a unified (Pre-K to 12) school district
located in Waukegan, IL a community of 90,000
residents situated on Lake Michigan, just south of
the Wisconsin border.
WPS60 enrolls nearly 17,000 students and is
comprised of 15(ES), 5(MS), and 1(HS).
Student population predominately Hispanic, African
American, and Caucasian.
WHS AT A GLANCE
WHS is comprised of two campuses that enrolls 4000+
students, grades 9 – 12 with faculty, staff, and
administration of 400+.
WHS is organized into Smaller Learning Communities
(SLCs) designed to provide students and their families
with a more attentive and supportive teaching and
WHS has 10* Houses, with 400-600 students per
House grades 9-12. Each House is staffed with:
Principal (1), Assistant Principal (1), Guidance
Counselor (2), Social Worker(1), Secretary(1),
and Teachers (25-30)
*2 Houses are College Studies and require students to
apply for enrollment.
WHO ARE THE BULLDOGS
(All information taken from WPS60 website)
African American 18.6%
Low SES: 66.3%
Limited English Proficient: 8.7%
Daily Attendance: 92.3%
Graduation Rate: 70.9%* State Average: 82.3%
ACT Average: 16.5* State Average: 20.6%
*Class of 2012
Our College and Career Culture
LESS THAN 20% of our graduates pursue and/or
engage with post secondary education options.
To strengthen our college and career going culture
within the ENTIRE high school population. Includes
faculty, staff, and students.
ALL students are worthy
ALL students capable
ALL students have dreams and aspirations
ALL students require GUIDANCE, SUPPORT, and
ENCOURAGEMENT to realize their dreams and
Developing College and Career Service mission and vision.
Increase visibility in order to increase awareness of services provided via:
College and Career Counseling Centers
CUBE and Hewitt
Appointment of College and Career Chair
College and Career Interns
Internal and External Service Providers
IL College Advising Corps, Educational Talent Search, Schuler Scholars,
College of Lake County Waukegan 2 College……
Community Partnerships (College Culture Committee)
Boy Scouts of America, Robert Morris University, Waukegan Public
Library, University Center of Lake County……
Initiation of regular programming focused on college and career service
Introduction of THE POWER OF NAVIANCE to ALL
students grades 9-12 during the 2012-13 school
Naviance Planning Group established to undertake
Operation GET IT DONE!!!!!!!
Communicate the urgency ALL DAY EVERDAY,
To faculty, staff, and administration through mailbox
meetings, group/individual presentations and
To students and families through cafeteria
presentations, invitations to college programs, PA
announcements, information tables at school events
ALL Support Staff granted access and trained to
deliver Naviance to students
ALL Students granted access and trained to navigate
Lesson Plans developed to support House based
Naviance Calendars developed to insure that
progress coordinated throughout school calendar
Integration of Naviance tasks into daily school
practice with incentives, such as Naviance Popcorn
Days, Senior Survey
On Our Way
THE CLASS of 2013…….
Our largest class in school history 1,003 Graduates
Our graduates earned HONORS DISTINCTION 241
Our graduates in National Honor Society 70
Our FIRST Gates Millenium Scholar
Our graduates earned 9.5 million scholarship dollars
Our graduates will attend 90 different colleges
throughout 20 states
Guidance Counselor leadership (via House)
Increase usage efficiency via support for WPS60 Info
Tech Dept. and Naviance Client Support
Integration of additional Naviance products:
eDocs, Alumni Tracker, CaptainU, ACT PrepMe
Middle School Pilot Projects
THE POWER OF NAVIANCE has transformed our
school culture into one where faculty, staff, students,
and their families are BELIEVING and SEEING that
life after high school for our graduates includes
college and career success!!!
Dr. Charmaine Harris
Principal College Studies Program
College and Career Chair
Waukegan High School
1011 Washington Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
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