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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Walla Walla High School’s academic year is divided into two semesters with official grades reported in January and in June. Students are on a regular schedule consisting of 47 minute periods. Four days a week, students attend a Flex-Period for 29 minutes, where they get specialized academic help from teachers in specific subjects.

CURRICULUM

Walla Walla High School offers a comprehensive curriculum.  Program options range from special education and ELL services to Honors and AP courses. There are also half-day programs available through the local Skills Center, where students can receive certifications. Students may also begin earning high school credit in middle school through an accelerated program in mathematics and Spanish. WWHS offers 9 Honors courses and 17 AP courses.

Students also have the option of taking college courses through the following programs:

Running Start: A state legislated program where qualified juniors and seniors can earn high school and college credit simultaneously through community college classes. All credits appear on the high school transcript.

Enrichment Programs: Programs at Whitman College and Walla Walla University where students can earn college credit on a tuition-free basis. Credits do not appear on the high school transcript.

NATIONAL MERIT

One student was designated as National Merit Semi Finalists, and 3 students were designated as National Merit Commended Students last year. Over the years, WWHS has had many National Merit Commended Students and Finalists.

COLLEGE ATTENDANCE

The class of 2020 was comprised of 415 seniors. Approximately 30% of these students entered a four-year institution and 33% entered a two-year institution.

RANK and GRADE EXPLANATION

Grade Points Grade Points
A 4.0 A- 3.7
B+ 3.3 B 3.0
B- 2.7 C+ 2.3
C 2.0 C- 1.7
D+ 1.3 D 1.0

Grade point average and class rank are computed beginning with the fall of the freshman year and each semester thereafter through the eighth semester. A grade of “P” indicates credit has been earned, but the grade is not figured into the GPA. All GPA’s are un-weighted.

TESTING INFORMATION

The summary of scores for the Class of 2020 graduates, who took the ACT and/or SAT Reasoning Test, is provided below:

Average SAT I Scores
(71 students tested)
WWHS Total Score:1143
Math: 565   ERW: 578

Average ACT Composite Score
(334 students tested)

WWHS* 18.3
   
*All students at WWHS were given the opportunity to take the ACT free of charge during the fall of their senior year.

2020 ADVANCED PLACEMENT RESULTS

In the spring of 2020, 241 WWHS students took 494 Advanced Placement examinations in eighteen different subjects. Seventy five percent of the students who took AP exams earned a score of a 3 or higher.

CREDITS & GRADUATION

A minimum of 24 credits are required to receive a high school diploma. One half-credit is awarded for each semester-long course that is completed with a passing mark of at least 60%. WWHS has two diploma types:

College Pathway

 English - 4   Science - 3
 Mathematics - 3    Social Studies - 3
 Fine Art - 2  Career and Technical - 1
 World Language - 2  Electives – 4
 Physical Education & Health – 2    


Career Pathway

 English - 4 Science - 3
 Mathematics - 3 Social Studies - 3
 Fine Art - 1 Career and Technical - 1
 Personalized Pathway - 3 Electives – 4
 Physical Education & Health – 2    

 

In addition to earning 24 credits, students must also meet a Graduation Pathway, as well as pass the Senior Culminating Project in order to graduate from Walla Walla High School.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Walla Walla High School has been highly successful in academic and athletic competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels.  Music and theatre groups compete annually with distinction.  Student clubs and leadership opportunities include National Honor Society, ROTC, Student Government, Debate Club,The Wa-Hi Journal, Latino Club, Key Club, among others.  

ATHLETICS

WWHS is a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Blue Devil athletics includes baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, dance, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. Blue Devil athletics has a long history of winning regional and state championship honors.