Washington-Lee Ranked Second Best Public High School in Virginia
The 2015 Niche Rankings have ranked Washington-Lee second on their list of the top public schools in the state of Virginia. Arlington Public Schools was ranked as the 38th best school division in the United States. For more information and to see the full rankings click here.
Families with rising freshmen who wish to apply for an IB transfer to W-L or to apply for a transfer out of W-L must attend a high school information session at their home school and W-L. The two upcoming sessions at W-L are December 9th at 8:30am and January 13th at 8:30. Information provided includes this presentation.
Sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the Governor’s Foreign Language Academies for the summer of 2015 in French, Spanish, German (full immersion), Japanese and Latin (partial immersion). For a number of years, many Arlington students have been honored for their achievement in foreign language study by being selected to participate in these special summer enrichment programs. These residential academies offer a 3 weeks program of total immersion or partial immersion in the target language, taught by outstanding faculties. The programs include classes in the language and its culture in a full schedule of recreational activities.
If you would like to be considered for nominations fill out the preliminary application form and submit it by Friday, November 7, 2014 to your Foreign Language Teacher or World Languages Department Chair, Mrs. Karaky (firstname.lastname@example.org, room 3207). Participants for all the academies are selected on a competitive basis.
Are you interested in showcasing your son or daughter in the 2015 yearbook? The Blue and Gray yearbook team is now offering an easy solution - student ads! This year, the process is online and much easier. Parents: simply go to www.jostensadservice.com, log-in using your Jostens account number, then customize pictures and a special message that will be printed in the yearbook. We are offering a variety of size and price options this year, and you can pay with a credit card. You can purchase a 2015 W-L yearbook online too at www.jostensyearbooks.com. The price is currently at $83 and will continue to increase throughout the year. Don't delay!
The Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School Program is accepting applications from current 10th and 11th grade students who demonstrate advanced learning and talent in both academic and arts areas.
The Visual and Performing Arts Program application (pages 1-4) should be submitted by Wednesday, Oct. 29. Students may apply in vocal/instrumental music, visual art, theater, and dance; county auditions for their arts areas will be scheduled during November.
The Academic Application is due Friday, Jan. 9; students may apply in programs for the humanities; math, science, and technology; agriculture; and medical and health science. Mentorships in engineering and marine science are also available.
Students who are interested should contact Mrs. Anne Reed, Library Room 2103. All applications should be submitted to Mrs. Reed by the county deadlines.
Families can now access student schedules, class attendance, grades, and report cards through ParentVue and the Family Access Center. You can reach the Family Access Center through W-L's Site Shortcuts, the W-L Parents tab, or the APS website Parents tab. Click here to link to a brief instruction guide on some of ParentVue's functions.
Information about ParentVue was mailed home in August. To create an account and log into ParentVUE, you need a valid email address and the Activation Code provided in the letter that was sent to you. Then follow the steps in the letter to register and set up your password. If you did not receive a letter or misplaced your Activation Code, you can email W-L's registrar at email@example.com. For other technical questions, please visit the Help Center at http://access.help.apsva.us or contact the Help Center by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 703-398-1426 or 703-228-2994 (Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm).
Academic Support is available during zero period, lunch, after school and at Saturday Academy. For more information/details, please click here (aquí). Students can also access support during Generals Period.
Arlington Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy or marital status. This policy provides equal access to courses and programs, counseling services, physical education and athletics, vocational education, instructional materials and extra-curricular activities. Report violations of this policy to the Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services, 703-228-6008, or the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 703-228-6110.