News & Announcements
IB Information Night/Application Deadline
Please mark your calendar to attend the third and final Information Night on Wednesday, January 20th in Room 223 (Choir Room) at 7:00pm. Students who enjoy learning, value education, and are ready to experience a world-class high school are invited to learn more about the IB Career-Related Program and the IB Diploma Program. Parents and students are both invited to attend. Our next review and application deadline is on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016.
SB-60 Civics Test for Graduation!
Effective January 1, 2016, every public school student must pass a civics test as a condition for receiving a high school diploma in the state of Utah (SB60). This test is comprised of 50 questions selected from the 100 questions on the U.S. Citizenship Test (United States Customs and Immigration Services Civics Assessment). To pass, students must answer at least 70% of the 50 questions correctly. The test may be taken as many times as needed until a passing score is earned. Students may not opt out of this test.
Every student enrolled in a Social Studies class in grades 8-12 this year will be taking the test prior to the Thanksgiving break, November 23, 2015. If you are a senior and not enrolled in a Social Studies class this year, you can take the test on the morning of March 1, 2016, the same day that juniors will be taking the ACT exam. Students who did not pass their test in their Social Studies class this fall may also retake the test on March 1. West High will determine after March 1 how many seniors still need to retake the test to prepare for graduation. Students who are not seniors and do not pass the test may retake the test next year, and in subsequent years until they have passed the test.
The 8th grade curriculum aligns closely with the content of this test. Salt Lake City School District and West High expect students in 8th grade to do their best to pass this test so they do not need to retake it in subsequent school years.
The following are links to study materials and practice tests:
Parent Power School Accounts
Need to access your student's Power School account to check on grades and attendance? Forgot or don't have a password yet? Click here for directions on how to create one.
Late-Start Mondays and W Periods start on August 31st and will continue until March 14th, 2016. The schedule for the day can be found in the Upcoming Events section.
After school activity buses will start on Monday, August 31st. They will pick up in the front of the school so students can find them easier. There will be a bus leaving at 4:00pm and again at 5:30pm. The route is the same as it was last year but click here to review it.
Great accomplishment Panthers! All students were cleared out of the commons after receiving their "golden tickets" in about 35 minutes. A great start to a new year!