|Community:||Wayzata is a suburban community located 10 miles west of Minneapolis. School District #284 covers an area of 38 square miles with a population of 60,000 residents. District boundaries include all or part of eight municipalities: Corcoran, Maple Grove, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata.|
|School:||WHS is a four-year comprehensive high school accredited by North Central Association. Seventy-two percent of the faculty has degrees at the master's level or beyond. WHS was also named a National School of Excellence in 1991. Enrollment is approximately 3,250.|
|Grade Point Average:||GPA is determined by two methods, weighted and unweighted. Courses are assigned grades and credits at the end of each nine-week term. For the unweighted GPA, all courses are assigned whole number points on the following 12 point system: A = 12, A- = 11, B+ = 10, B = 9, C = 6, D = 3, F = 0. For the weighted GPA, AP courses are assigned regular grades but receive three additional GPA points for each letter grade of C- and above. Class rank is not reported.|
|Schedule:||The day is structured in a four period block schedule. Each period is 86 minutes in length. The year is divided into four nine-week terms, and each course earns one credit per term. Two-term courses are the equivalent of a full year's curriculum in a standard schedule. Sixty credits are required for a student to graduate. Specific graduation requirements are described in more detail in the WHS Registration Guide which is available in print and online at www.wayzata.k12.mn.us/whs/registration|
Educational Plans: Class of 2012
|College Entrance Tests:||Wayzata Means (Class of 2011)||Participation Rate|
|SAT I|| |
|Administration ||Counseling Staff|
|Dr. Chace B. Anderson: Superintendent of Schools||Mark Elias: Chairperson||Royce Kloehn|
|Mike Trewick: Principal||John Batalden||Jennifer Landy|
|Sarah Bennett||Cynthia McGunnigle|
|Brian Gildemeister||Jane Stapleton|
|Diane Hosker: Registrar|
|Terri Marr: Secretary|
|Anne Johnson: College and Career Center|
Description of Selected Courses:
Freshmen choose between Ninth Grade Communications and Honors 9th Grade Communications. The interdisciplinary selection is especially rigorous. Most sophomores take Tenth Grade or Honors Tenth Grade Communications, which combines skill development and the study of literature; they may also select courses from the elective program. Juniors and seniors choose from a variety of communications classes. Some of these emphasize specific skills, such as grammar and composition, while others focus on literary themes.
The mathematics course sequence is as follows ("X" indicates accelerated/enriched coursework):
Integrated Mathematics 1
Integrated Mathematics 2 or Integrated Mathematics 2X
Integrated Mathematics 3 or Integrated Mathematics 3X
Integrated Mathematics 4 (Precalculus) or Integrated Mathematics 4X (Precalculus)
Calculus Concepts or AP Calculus A and AP Calculus B
Additional math electives include AP Statistics and "Linear Algebra and Differential Equations"
The science course sequence is as follows ("X" indicates accelerated/enriched coursework):
Biology or Biology X
Chemistry or Chemistry X
Physics, Physics X, or AP Physics
Zoology, Anatomy, Organic Chemistry and Genetics are advanced electives. Advanced Placement Biology is the most challenging elective and is available only to students who have successfully completed one of the regular biology offerings. Other electives include Marine Biology, Astronomy, Wildlife Science, Forensics, and Environmental Science.
|Social Studies:|| |
Freshmen choose between Ninth Grade Social Studies and an Honors Ninth Grade Government and Citizenship. Sophomores must select either World History or Advanced Placement European History. Juniors must choose either United States History or Advanced Placement United States. All seniors must take Modern Problems, which emphasizes economics, sociology and public policy. Tenth through twelfth grade students may also choose from a number of one-term social studies electives.
College Board Advance Placement Tests Directly Supported by WHS Coursework:
|Art:||Art History; Studio Art: Drawing; Studio Art: Pottery|
|Business:||Economics: Macro; Economics: Micro; Computer Science AB|
|Communications:||English Language; English Literature|
|World Languages:||French; German; Spanish; Chinese|
|Math:||Calculus AB; Calculus BC; Statistics|
|Science:||Biology; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Physics B|
|Social Studies:||European History; Government and Politics: Comparative; Government and Politics: United States; Human Geography; Psychology; United States History|
A more detailed curriculum guide is available online or in print upon request.
Wayzata High School does not disclose student discipline records.