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Marketing Whs2008

  1. 1. Wiscasset High School Where everyone really does know your name.
  2. 2. What Wiscasset High School Has To Offer… Take a look at the best fully accredited public high school in the Midcoast area.
  3. 3. Our Size <ul><li>Current Population = 250 </li></ul><ul><li>Class Size Ratios = 1:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Classes at 8 -12 students </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Opportunities for Independent Studies for Academically Eligible Students </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Comprehensiveness <ul><li>All Maine Learning Results areas are part of credit requirements beyond PE/Health, English, Math, Science & Social Studies state mandates including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fine Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Staffing <ul><li>In addition to ample staffing for core classes, we have on staff the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 and 1/2 Art Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Technology Education teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Choral Music, Concert Band/Jazz Band Director / Music teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Time Social Worker and One Guidance Counselor </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Our Opportunities to Make All Students College Ready <ul><li>All English classes have common Benchmarks which include grammar and essay/research writing. </li></ul><ul><li>All students must pass Algebra & Geometry. </li></ul><ul><li>All students must develop a personalized learning plan in advisor group. </li></ul>
  7. 7. College Readiness <ul><li>All students have access to early college opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>All students have access to advanced courses </li></ul><ul><li>All core subjects have common benchmark assessments </li></ul><ul><li>All students have training in Project Adventure Physical Education in 9th grade </li></ul><ul><li>All students have access to Vocational Opportunities at Bath Regional Vocational Center </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Opportunities for Accelerated Students <ul><li>Advanced Placement Classes in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studio Art Portfolio (2-d. 3-d & Drawing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional High-level offerings may be available via the ATM Lab- Advanced Spanish with Fort Fairfield </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. More Opportunities for Accelerated Students <ul><li>Honors Classes for Grades 10-12 in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra 1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Algebra 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern Western Civilization I and II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors Options within regular classes Grade 9 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. More Opportunities for Accelerated Students <ul><li>Independent Studies for academically eligible students </li></ul><ul><li>ATM Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Early College opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Internship opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Career Mentorship opportunities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Computer Technology At WHS <ul><li>1-to 1 computers for grades 9-12 since 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>CAD Programs in Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Imaging Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Lights, Camera Action Class </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Skills for College class </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy class using Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>ATM Distance Learning Classroom </li></ul>
  12. 12. Technology Education Offerings <ul><li>Intro to Technology I and II </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Furniture Making I and II </li></ul><ul><li>Wooden Boat Building </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-made Musical Instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Video News </li></ul><ul><li>Video Production </li></ul><ul><li>Lights, Camera, Action </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Light Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Small Engines </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Design and Mechanical Drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Engineering </li></ul>
  13. 13. Extensive Extra Curricular Offerings <ul><li>Math Team </li></ul><ul><li>Science Olympiad </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz Band </li></ul><ul><li>Two or more theater productions annually </li></ul><ul><li>One-Act Play Award Winning program </li></ul><ul><li>Outing Club for outdoor weekend adventures </li></ul><ul><li>District and All State opportunities in instrumental and vocal music </li></ul><ul><li>Future Business Leaders of America </li></ul><ul><li>National Honor Society </li></ul><ul><li>Civil Rights Team </li></ul><ul><li>Students for Social Action </li></ul>
  14. 14. Varsity and JV Athletics <ul><li>Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Country </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming </li></ul><ul><li>Softball </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Track & Field </li></ul><ul><li>Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Cheering </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our High Standards <ul><li>Grading Scale sets passing at 70% </li></ul><ul><li>All Core Areas have established common Benchmarks that are integral to instruction and NOT pull out assessments </li></ul><ul><li>All students maintain a 4-year Comprehensive Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>All student have a four year faculty mentor in Advisor groups </li></ul>
  16. 16. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS The Wiscasset School Committee has set the minimum credits required for a Wiscasset High School diploma at 24. <ul><li>Specific Core Requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>English 4 credits (electives excluded) </li></ul><ul><li>Math & Science 3 credits -Math (Algebra &Geometry </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>required) & 3 courses in Science </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Studies 3 credits (World Cultures, American </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>History and Problems of Democracy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>required) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts 1& 1/2 credits in 3 areas of Fine Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Visual Arts, Music, & Drama) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students must have earned credits in at least 2 of the 3 areas </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>Physical Ed./Health 2 1/2 credits (PE 9A/ 9B and </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1/2 Health required) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Applied Arts 1 1/2 credits total- </li></ul><ul><li>1/2 credit in Computer or Consumer Economics </li></ul><ul><li>1 credit in Technical Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language 1 credit </li></ul>
  18. 18. We encourage you to give us a first-hand look.