LIT/COMP- This course is designed for those students who need to retake an English class for graduation but do not desire to remain in the college prep curriculum. Your current English teacher or counselor must recommend you for this class.
ENGLISH 1- This course is for students who have taken ESL or English Prep Skills during their freshman year and wish to graduate with a college prep diploma.
ENGLISH 2- This course is for students wishing to meet the English requirements of the college prep diploma for original credit or makeup credit.
AMERICAN LITERATURE- This course is for students wishing to make up their course during the summer.
ESL (English as a Second Language)- This course is designed to encourage and facilitate use of the English language. Classroom time will include practice in listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing skills. Students will also study American culture, holidays, and traditions. Student placement will be confirmed by instructor.
ALGEBRA 1B (First Semester Only)- This course is designed for those students who have already taken Algebra 1 but earned low grades (D's or F's) in second semester or are part of a special class that needs to take Algebra 1B for original credit. Students who wish to take Geometry next year must have a “C-”or higher in the second semester of Algebra 1.
Algebra 2B (1st or 2st. session; credit recovery) This course is designed for those students who have already taken Algebra 2 but earned low grades (D's or F's) in second semester or are part of a special class that needs to take Algebra 2B for original credit.
GEOMETRY- This course is designed for those students entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall for original credit who have completed Algebra 1 with a C- or better. Students who received a “D” or “F” in either the first or second semester will need to re-take this class for make-up credit.
HEALTH (There is also an online version)- This course is a semester survey of Health. During the course this class will focus upon your health and well-being, physical fitness, managing stress, body systems, medicines, drugs and diseases.
SPEECH- A one-semester speech class is required of every student. Communication, listening, and formal speech will be included in this class. Verbal and nonverbal communication, mass communication, small interpersonal group communication, and relational communication are areas of class discussion and study. Writing and organizing speeches, as well as instruction on delivery, prepares students for the practical experience of standing before the class delivering an impromptu, an expository, or a persuasive speech.
WORLD HISTORY I (Incoming Freshman Only and for Credit Recovery)- A basic survey of world civilizations from earliest times to the 16th Century, including the Ancient Greece, Rome, China and India, the Byzantine and Islamic Empires, Africa, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation. Course content includes the political, philosophical, and cultural legacies of ancient Asian, African, and European civilizations, emphasizing both their independence and their interaction with one another.
WORLD HISTORY II- A sophomore level course in the Social Studies Program that earns 10 credits. Students in World History II study the history, religion, government and cultures of Modern civilizations, with an emphasis on the interactions and connections among regional civilizations. A distinctive feature of World History II at WCHS is an emphasis on the critical evaluation of historical narratives from an internal approach (strength of argument) and an external approach (worldview analysis).
U.S. HISTORY- This course is for college prep juniors who need to make room in their schedule for other classes during the school year. It is a study of American history from the colonial era to the present.
U.S. GOVERNMENT- This course is for college prep seniors who need to make room in their schedule for other classes. Seniors taking this class must take 5 classes during the school year (4 of these must be credit earning)
ECONOMICS- This course is for college prep seniors who need to make room in their schedule for other classes. Seniors taking this class must take 5 classes during the school year (4 of these must be credit earning)
BIOLOGY- This course fulfills a one year college prep lab science requirement and includes microscope work, lab drawings, chemical tests, dissections and laboratory observations.