Each student, who is granted a diploma from Winooski High School, will have completed prescribed noncredit and credit graduation requirements.
Community Service Learning Project
Community service is an opportunity for students to develop a spirit of generosity and to give back to the community from which they have benefited. Each student must involve himself/herself in at least one learning project which will address a community need. The activity may be individually identified or it may be an extension of classroom project or a club/organization’s community service goal.
A minimum of 10 hours is required and this must be completed by May of the second year in high school.Community service is considered complete when a planning sheet has been completed and approved by the teacher adviser, the student has provided 10 hours of community service and the student has submitted signed verification of hours and a reflection statement to his or her teacher adviser.
It is the responsibility of the student to identify his or her own community service opportunity. Communit service is not just work done without payment. It is work which is done to meet a community need. Students migh volunteer to assist with a project for a civic or nonprofit organization which addresses a community need or contact City Hall to investigate possibilities there. Periodically, during the school year, organizations call to ask for help fro students. Students are informed about those opportunities by their teacher advisers. For example, in the past, the Red Cross called to ask for assistance with a blood drive and another organization asked for students to help with the summer lunch program.
The Winooski school community believes that each student should be able to engage in a meaningful, selfdirected learning experience, conduct indepth background research a subject, apply that knowledge, and speak about the experience in a formal setting. The senior project offers each senior an opportunity to demonstrate what he or she has learned by developing a project of his or her own design.
The student will pick a topic that has special personal meaning to him or her, complete an applied experience related to the topic which takes at least thirty hours, write an eight to ten page research paper, make a tangible product related to the topic, speak for ten minutes about the project to a panel of community members, and act as a host at the exposition in May.
Note: Missed deadlines may result in suspension of privilege to participate in the graduation ceremony, eligibility for athletics, or other privileges that go with being a WHS senior.
Each prospective graduate needs to present his/her Senior Project at the annual Senior Exposition held in the Spring. The Senior Exposition will consist of two parts. One part will be conducted as an open house for each student to share with the community his/her Senior Project and other materials that demonstrate the core of the student’s Winooski High School experience. The second part will consist of a formal oral and visual presentation before a revie committee made up of teachers and community members.
24 total credits required in these domains:
7 in Math, Science, & Technology, including 3 Math and 3 Science
7 in Arts and Humanities including 4 English and 1 Fine Art
7 in Social Studies: Government, U.S. History, 1 other Social Studies, 1.5 Physical Education and 1 Health 3 Additional Credits
Math, Science & Business Courses (7 total including 3 Math & 3 Science)
|Foundations of Math||Foundations of Science I and II||Information Processing|
|Intermediate Math||Earth Systems||Accounting 1|
|Foundations of Algebra||General Biology||Personal Finance|
|Interactive Mathematics 1||Research Biology||Business Topics|
|Interactive Mathematics 2||Global Science||Entrepreneurship|
|Interactive Mathematics 3||Chemistry||Career and College and all that Jazz|
|Calculus||The Science of Science Fiction|
Arts & Humanities Courses (7 total including 4 English & 1 Fine Art)
|Language Arts||Fine Arts||Foreign Language||ELL Courses|
|Reading & Composition||Art 1||French 1||Foundations of English NC|
|Humanities 9||Painting||French 2||Foundations of English 1|
|American Studies||Visual Communication||French 3||Foundations of English 2|
|English 3||Basic Elements of Music||French 4||Foundations of English 3|
|Honors Mythology||Chorus||Foundations of English 4|
|Honors Shakespeare||Beginning Piano||Foundations of English 5|
|Senior Seminar||Guitar||Foundations of English 6|
|Russian Society Through Lit.||Band||Reading and Composition|
|Heroes and Superheroes||Strings|
|Take The Lead|
Social Science Courses (Government, American Studies, 1 other SS credit, 1.5 Physical Ed & 1 Health)
|Social Studies/Electives||Health and Physical Education|
|Current Events ELL||Changes & Choices|
|Humanities 9||Food & Nutrition|
|American Studies||Independent and Family Living|
|World History||Personal Health|
|U.S. Government ELL||Physical Education 1|
|Intro to Microeconomics||Physical Education 2|
|Intro to Psychology||Weight Training|
|AP World History||Driver Education|
Course Selection Evaluation Rubric
Students planning to attend college should evaluate their course selection, based on the categories listed below. Core courses are college preparatory level courses in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and World Languages. It is highly recommended that collegebound students complete “demanding”, “very demanding”, or “most demanding” courses of study.
- 5 core courses all four years of high school
- 3 to 4 honors level courses or college courses
- 28 or more credits (at least seven credits per year, including the senior year)”Very Demanding”
- 5 core courses each year
- 1 to 2 honors level courses or college courses
- 28 or more credits (at least seven credits per year, including the senior year)”Demanding”
- 5 core courses each year
- 26 or more credits (6 or more credits per year, including the senior year)”Average”
- 5 core courses for at least grades 9 and 10; at least 4 core courses in grades 11 and 12
- 24 credits (6 credits per year, including the senior year)”Less than Demanding”
- anything less than “average” (above)
Student athletes who are hoping to play varsity sports at Division 1 or Division 2 colleges should consult the information in the “Guide for the CollegeBound StudentAthlete,” which is available online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.