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Graduation Requirements

REQUIREMENTS for Class of 2016

The School Committee of Westfield requires a minimum of 22 credits to be distributed as follows:

English 4 credits
Social Studies (US History I and II, US Government and SS Elective) 3 credits
Science 2 credits
Math 3 credits
Health 1/2 credit
Physical Education 2 credits
Financial Literacy ½ credit
Applied Fine Art 1 credit
Electives 6 credits


TOTAL 22 credits

 

REQUIREMENTS for Class of 2017

The School Committee of Westfield requires a minimum of 22 credits to be distributed as follows:

English 4 credits
Social Studies (US History I and II, US Government and SS Elective) 3 credits
Science 3 credits
Math 3 credits
Health 1/2 credit
Physical Education 2 credits
Financial Literacy ½ credit
Applied Fine Art 1 credit
Electives 5 credits


TOTAL 22 credits

 In order to receive a Westfield High School diploma, all students must pass the MATH, LANGUAGE ARTS, and SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY MCAS tests. Students must pass the ELA and Mathematics MCAS tests at Proficiency Level (240). If they do not reach 240, an Educational Proficiency Plan must be established and successfully completed in order to graduate with a diploma.

The WHS Program of Studies contains those courses which are available to complete a four year study in preparation for college, business and career exploration. Knowledge is power; therefore, Westfield High School encourages students to approach the world with wonder and curiosity. All students will be given every opportunity to learn at challenging levels. Students must select courses with extreme care. . Students must seek input and advice from the guidance department, teachers, and parents in selecting their courses. If a student selects a course that is graded “Pass” or “Fail”, the grade earned will not be calculated in the students’ class rank or GPA GRADUATION.