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Academic Program
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It is the desire and purpose of WWVA faculty to provide quality instruction and excellence in scholastic standards. Each student will be given a class program that fits his/her interests and ability level. In addition, every student is expected to maintain positive academic growth each semester in order to retain attendance privileges. A certified guidance counselor is available.

Acceleration Policy
Acceleration is reserved for students who will be 19 years of age before graduation. Additional policy information is available from the Vice Principal for Academics.

Alternative Learning
Our Alternative Learning (AL) program is designed to assist students who struggle in the classroom due to different learning styles. Students, teachers, and parents work together on developing an educational plan to meet the student’s needs. Improvement of study, learning, and organizational skills are emphasized. Students are assessed before being admitted into this program.

Class Add/Drop
Written permission to drop or add a class must be obtained from the student’s parent /guardian, the teacher(s) involved, the student’s advisor and the Vice Principal for Academics. A class may be added to a student’s schedule only during the first two weeks of a semester. No class can be dropped after the date listed in the calendar for each semester.

Class Eligibility
Students expecting to join a class organization must have the following number of credits at the start of the current school year:

 

Sophomores 60 credits
Juniors 110 credits
Seniors 160 credits

A senior who comes to WWVA needing 70 credits or more will be classified as a junior until grades are re-evaluated at the end of first semester. At that time if she/he is passing appropriate courses and on track to graduate she/he will be moved to senior class status.

Class Load
A minimum class load is six classes per semester. Students who want to take more than six classes or 60 credits per year should seek the advice of parents and the Vice Principal for Academics. If a part-time student takes three or more classes, one of the classes must
be a Bible class.

Correspondence Courses
In order to assure credit for home-school work or correspondence courses a student must first have the approval of the Academic Standards Committee. Under ordinary circumstances, summer school and correspondence courses are discouraged. Correspondence work may be limited to 25 percent of the total credits required for graduation. Choice of correspondence schools must be approved by the Vice Principal of Academics in order to receive credit.

Seniors should complete all correspondence work by April 30 in order to have confirmation that each course is completed and passed.

Grading
Grade reports of scholarship are mailed to parent(s)/guardian(s) at the close of each nine-week quarter and available via internet for each class. Parents are invited to examine these reports and to contact teachers or the Vice Principal for Academics with any questions concerning the grades received. Only semester grades earned by the student are final and recorded on his/her transcript.

• GPA = Grade Point Average
• Current GPA = Quarter or Semester
• Cum GPA = Accumulated GPA

The following system of marking is used:
A   Superior
B   Above Average
C   Average
D   Below Average
E   Passing/Non-college accept
F   Failure
S   Satisfactory
N   No Credit
I   Incomplete
WP   Withdraw Pass
WF   Withdraw Fail

Honor points are computed as follows:
A   4 Honor points
B   3 Honor points
C   2 Honor points
D   1 Honor point

Recommended Course Offerings

Freshmen

Bible 1 10
Computer 5
E.L.S. 5
English 1 10
Math 10
NW History 5
P.E. / Health 10
Tech. Ed. 5

Sophomore

Bible 2 10
Biology 10
English 2 10
Math 10
P.E. 5
Personal Finance 5
Electives 10

Junior

Bible 3 10
English 3 10
US History 10
Science or Math 10
Electives 20

Senior

Bible 4 10
English 4 10
Government 5
Economics 5
Electives 30

General Diploma
Bible 40 credits
English 40 credits
Science 20 credits
Math 20 credits
U.S. History 10 credits
Government 5 credits
Economics 5 credits
NW History 5 credits
P.E./Health 20 credits
Vocational 10 credits
Computer 10 credits
Fine Arts 10 credits
Electives 30 credits

Total 225 credits

Enriched Diploma
Bible 40 credits
English 40 credits
Science 20 credits
Math 20 credits
U.S. History 10 credits
Government 5 credits
Economics 5 credits
NW History 5 credits
P.E./Health 20 credits
Vocational 10 credits
Computer 10 credits
Fine Arts 10 credits
Electives 65 credits

Total 260 credits

College Prep Diploma
Bible 40 credits
English 40 credits
(2 years AP Eng.)
Science 30 credits
(Biology/above)
Math 30 credits
(Algebra I/above)
Language 20 credits
US History 10 credits
Government 5 credits
Economics 5 credits
NW History 5 credits
P.E./Health 20 credits
Vocational 10 credits
Computer 10 credits
Fine Arts 10 credits
Electives 25 credits

Total 260 credits

Enriched Diploma Specialization
Math* 40
Art* 40
Music 40
Computer 40
Humanities/ Foreign Language 20
Educational Technology 40
Math/Science* 30/30
Science* 40

* Talk to Vice Principal of Academics or respective department instructor
for enrichment requirements.

Graduation Requirements
The educational program is based on a four-year sequence. A maximum of 55 credits of music and physical education/health may be allowed toward meeting minimum graduation requirements. No more than 35 credits are allowed in either area.

Participation in commencement is contingent upon a student successfully completing all required and elective courses necessary to earning the minimum number of credits for a general diploma.

A senior must be passing all classes needed for graduation in order to participate in the senior class trip. The nine-weeks grade report closest to such trip will determine participation.

Seniors must be taking a minimum of six classes, exclusive of teacher assistant, work assignments and off-campus credits,
during the second semester to participate in graduation services.
The Academic Standards Committee must approve exceptions to
this policy.

Juniors and seniors involved in major discipline during the last quarter may forfeit participation privileges in graduation services.

Eligibility for honor cords and an Enriched or College Prep diploma will be determined by the academic standing at the end of the 7th semester. High honor cords are reserved for those with a cumulative 3.75 to 4.00 GPA and honor cords are for those with a 3.50 to 3.74 GPA.

For a general diploma a student must have a minimum of 225 credits. To receive an Enriched Diploma, or College Prep Diploma, 260 credits with a minimum 3.25 GPA are required. Students should be aware that graduation requirements are not the same as college entrance requirements. This is why careful planning is necessary in the selection of yearly coursework. Every student must earn five credits of Bible for each semester she/he is enrolled. Bible classes are to be taken from a WWVA instructor or through Griggs International Academy.

The following graduation requirements should be carefully noted for graduates in the years indicated and future years:
• Class of 2011 will need 230 credits to graduate with a General Diploma.
• Class of 2011 will need 270 credits to graduate with a College Prep Diploma, a grade of C or higher in any required course and
30 credits in Social Studies.
• Class of 2012 will need Personal Finance.

Home School Transfers
Students transferring from home school programs need to have coursework approved by the Vice Principal for Academics and/or Academic Standards Committee before credit can be given.

Incomplete Coursework
Students who have not completed coursework due to extenuating circumstances may receive an “I” (Incomplete) grade. This grade carries no academic credit. A student must make up the
incomplete on or before the end of the next semester. If this
is not done the student will receive the grade she/he had at the time











 



 
 
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