Class of 2021 Senior Information
Let us celebrate you and your decision to continue your education after high school!
College Decision Day is for any senior who is planning on attending a college, university, technical college, or enlisting in the military after high school.
To participate in the WOHS College Decision Day, please fill this survey out > https://tinyurl.com/WOCD2021 - submissions are due by April 28th!
Orange County's high schools plan to hold in-person graduations for the Class of 2021 at the Amway Center this spring. The graduation for West Orange HS is planned for Thursday, May 20th at 2pm. Safety precautions will include, but are not limited to, the mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, limited ticketing (approximately 3-4 with exact number per graduate to be determined) and strict arrival, departure and stage procedures. In the event graduation ceremonies cannot take place at the Amway Center, alternative locations will be determined. All OCPS schools will live stream their graduations. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
While we can’t host a traditional prom this year due to COVID-19 restrictions we still want to celebrate YOU and all of your hard work before you graduate! Come out and join us for music, food, and fun in the West Orange Courtyard on Saturday, April 24th from 7pm-10pm as we host “A Red Carpet Affair”! Tickets are $35 and will be on sale until April 16th on SchoolPay or in room 540. This event will be limited to WOHS SENIORS ONLY. No underclassmen or guests allowed.
Now is your chance to donate to the WOHS 2021 Senior Class! Donations start at $20. The more we collect, the more activities we can plan and help the class leave a gift from their 2021 Class to West Orange High School. Activities include tailgates, breakfasts, field day, handprint legacy, and more!
Last day for Seniors is Thursday, May 13!
If you missed the Senior Parent meeting, here is a recap:
We met the Senior Class officers in attendance and they did a run down of some of the things they would like to do and announced their first event, Senior Flick on the Field.
We met the Senior Class Advisors, Ms. Rabieh and Ms. Morel. They are the support from the school and work with the Senior class to come up with ideas and help execute their activities.
Introduced the Senior Class Parent Committee Co-Chairs: Ms. Blakely Meyers and Ms. Katheryn Snyder. They are a support and help get information out to parents and request donations and help assemble the needed volunteers for each event.
Important date: Wednesday, October 28th: Cap & Gown presentations during 3rd and 4th period (virtually for LaunchEd Seniors)
Donation link for the 2020-2021 Senior class: https://www.mypaynet.com/pay/for/WOHS-2021-Senior-Committee/SHAMI4
Where to find information:
Senior Class Remind: text @wo2021 to 81010
West Orange High School PTSO Website for Senior Class: https://www.wohsptso.org/class-of-2021-senior-information
West Orange High School PTSO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wohsptso
Congratulations to West Orange HS students Sofia Aristy, Devin Estrada and Annalisa Harrington who have been chosen for the Paint Your Pointe Senior Painting Spot contest. They will be painting their senior spots on the roof of the parking garage at Pointe Orlando. Originally they were going to pick one student per school but because WOHS had so may well thought out entrants they chose more than one.
Be sure to keep track of where you are, so you are on track to graduate!
Graduation Requirements of 24 Credit Program
English Language Arts
ELA I, II, III, IV
4 credits, one of which must be Algebra 1 and one of which must be Geometry
3 credits, one of which must be Biology I, two of which must have a laboratory component
1 credit World History
1 credit United States History
.5 credit United States Government
.5 credit Economics
Not required for high school graduation; but required for admission into State universities (2 sequential years, in the same language)
Fine Arts and Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or Practical Arts
1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts, Speech and Debate, or
Practical Arts (Eligible courses are specified in the Florida Course
Code Directory at: http:/www.fldoe.org/articulation/CCD/default.asp.)
1 credit in Physical Education to include the integration of Health
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements
Cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
State Assessment Requirements
Students must pass the following statewide assessments:
• Grade 10 FSA ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score)
• Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) and the results constitute thirty percent of the final course grade (or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test for 2015-2017 cohorts, or a comparative score on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT for all cohorts)
Students must participate in the following statewide assessments, and the results constitute 30% of the final course grade:
• US History
*1 course within the 24-credit program must be completed through online learning*
· College credit industry certifications may substitute for up to 2 mathematics credits (except for Algebra I and Geometry)
· An identified rigorous Computer Science course with a related industry certification may substitute for 1 science credit (except for Biology I)
Outstanding graduates may qualify for a “Merit Diploma” or “Scholar Diploma” designation:
In addition to meeting the standard high school diploma requirements, students must attain one or more industry certifications.
In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must:
Earn 1 credit in Algebra II;
Pass the Geometry EOC;
Earn 1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course;
Pass the Biology I EOC;
Earn 1 credit in chemistry or physics;
Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics;
Pass the U.S. History EOC;
Earn 2 credits in the same world language; and
Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course
A student is exempt from the Biology I or U.S. History assessment if the student is enrolled in an AP, IB or AICE Biology I or U.S. History course and the student:
Takes the respective AP, IB or AICE assessment; and
Earns the minimum score to earn college credit.
All freshman, sophomores, and juniors at West Orange High School are scheduled into a seven period day. Some seniors who are on track and have fulfilled all graduation requirements may opt to take less than a full 7 period load. All seniors must take a minimum of four credits on campus (or through Dual Enrollment)
All seniors need to complete the FAFSA HERE. Eligible students can receive up to $6,345 in free money (Pell Grant) for college! College Board is also offering a chance to win $1,000 by completing your FAFSA! Be sure to double-check you’ve got everything you need to fill out the form HERE. Set yourself up for success when the 2021–22 FAFSA® and avoid these mistakes