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WHS Enrollment as of August, 2018: 384

Mascot: Warrior

Colors: Orange and Black

Song: Loyalty

Athl Conference: Cahokia, Mississippi Div

ACT Code: 144160

WESCLIN HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

2018-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY – The community is basically rural.  It is composed of 55 square miles and contains three small towns within this area.  New Baden and Trenton are towns of about 2500 in population.  New Memphis has a population of a few hundred people.

 

SCHOOL – Wesclin High School is a four-year comprehensive high school with an enrollment of 388 in the 2018-19 school year.  The class of 2019 is 106.  Our school code is 144-160.  

 

ACCREDITATION – Wesclin High School is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

CALENDAR – Two 18 week semesters; eight period day; all classes meet 5 days per week.  All students are required to take five academic classes and PE per day.

 

POST GRADUATION – Class of 2018      4 yr. College 44%

            `                                                           2 yr. College  34%

                                                                        Voc/Tech         6%

                                                                        Military           6%

                                                                        Work              10%

 

 

ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS – 2018—8 from a class of 96 (Class of 2019 has not been announced.)

 

GRADING – 4.0 scale

 

 

Grade Ranges:

 

 

 

 

A:  90-100        

 

 

 

 

B:  80-89          

 

 

 

 

C:  70-79          

 

 

 

 

D:  60-69          

 

 

 

 

F:  0-69             

 

 

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE -- (A non-weighted GPA is calculated first.  Then a bonus is added to the semester GPA and the accumulated GPA.  The semester GPA bonus is calculated by multiplying the number of weighted classes by 1/7.  The cumulative GPA bonus is calculated by multiplying the total number of weighted classes taken and the constant for the number of completed semesters as shown below.

 

One semester = 1/7 = .143

Two semesters = 1/14 = .071

Three semesters = 1/21 = .048

Four semesters = 1/28 = .036

Five semesters = 1/35 = .029

Six semesters = 1/42 = .024

Seven semesters = 1/49 = .02

Eight semesters = 1/56= .018

 

RANK – All academic courses are computed in the class rank which is determined by the weighted grade point average.

 

 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS – 20 units of credit are required for graduation.  The required courses are:

 

English                         

4 credits 

Physical Education      

1 credit  (.25 credit per year)

Mathematics     

3 credits  (Must include Algebra I and 

                                     

    class with Geometrical content)

World Cultures            

1 credit

Health                          

.5 credit

Resource Management

.5 credit

Government                 

.5 credit

American History         

1 credit

Science                         

2 credits

Speech                          

.5 credit

 

All graduates must have at least one credit from the following:  Art, Music, Foreign Language, or Vocational Education.

 

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