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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

School Profile


Newsweek


THE COMMUNITY


Arlington, Virginia is an urban/suburban, largely residential community located just west of Washington, D.C. It is a county which prides itself on the excellence of its schools. Arlington public schools receive strong support from parents, citizens and the county government. In addition, there is close cooperation between the school system and community businesses and services.

THE SCHOOL

Washington-Lee is a public high school, grades 9-12. The school opened in September of 1924, and graduated its first class in 1925. Our highly diverse student population offers a broad world perspective and fosters an enriched learning environment. Washington-Lee is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

THE STUDENTS
Racial and Ethnic Diversity (Based on Federal Reporting Categories)


Am. Indian/Alaska Native
 0.4%
Asian
10.9%
Black/African American
10.9%
Hispanic
31.0%
Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander
 0.1%
White
41.0%
 Two or more races 5.9%


Totals
Seniors
431
Juniors
512
Sophomores
506
Freshmen
564

33% Economically Disadvantaged

 
DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
Regular Diploma - 22 credits
English
4
World History
1
VA-US History
1
VA-US Government
1
Health and Physical Education
2
Mathematics (must include Alg I and above)
3
Lab Science
3
Fine/Practical Arts
1
Electives
6

Advanced Studies Diploma - 24/25 credits
English
4
World History
1
VA-US History
1
VA-US Government
1
Additional Social Studies
1
Health and Physical Education
2
Mathematics
(must include Alg I and 3 levels above)
4

Lab Science
4
Foreign Language
(3 years of one or 2 years each of two)
3
Fine/Practical Arts
1
Electives
2



TECHNOLOGY
 
There are over 600 computers at Washington-Lee connected to the local area network which provides access to the student information system for teachers, educational software, and the Internet. Additionally all classrooms have mounted LCD projectors and SMARTBoards. In addition to the four general labs, there are computer labs in the library, publications room, business education, and technical education. Additionally, there are two general mobile laptop labs, several mobile iPad labs, and mobile Chromebook lab. W-L has a student-operated broadcasting studio which is used to produce the morning announcements to all classrooms on our closed circuit television channel. The announcements run continuously during the day on monitors in the cafeteria, hallway and main office.

A technologically advanced distance-learning classroom in the school allows classes to be offered live at the school and broadcast on cable TV to students in other schools and to individuals watching from their homes.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Washington-Lee High School provides many unique learning opportunities for the varied needs of its students. Among them are gifted programs, Independent Study, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. The Arlington Career Center provides CTE and vocational education and training in many career fields and upper level technology and medical related courses. Many of these courses lead to certification in specialty areas.
 
ADVANCED COURSE OFFERINGS
 
IB Course offerings

• Biology HL
• Business and Management SL
• Chemistry HL
• Computer Science HL
• Design Technology SL
• Economics SL
• English Literature A HL
• Environmental Systems and Societies SL
• French B HL/SL
• Geography SL
• History of the Americas HL
• Latin HL/SL
• Math Studies SL
• Mathematics HL/SL
• Philosophy SL
• Physics SL
• Psychology HL/SL
• Social Anthropology HL/SL
• Spanish Language and Literature A HL
• Spanish B HL/SL
• Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL
• Theater Arts HL/SL
• Visual Arts HL/SL

AP Course Offerings

• Art History
• Studio Art: Drawing
• Studio Art: 2 D
• Studio Art: 3D
• Biology
• AB Calculus
• BC Calculus
• Chemistry
• Computer Science A
• English Language
• English Literature
• European History
• French
• German
• US Government
• Latin
• Physics (Electricity and Magnetism)
• Physics (Mechanics)
• Psychology
• Spanish Language
• Spanish Literature
• Statistics
• US History
• World History
 
ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL
  • Mr. Gregg Robertson, Principal
  • Mr. Antonio Hall, Asst. Principal
  • Mr. Paul Jamelske, Asst. Principal
  • Ms. Marleny Perdomo, Asst. Principal
  • Ms. Claire Peters, Asst. Principal
  • Ms. Jessica Gregory, Director of Counseling Services
  • Ms. Carol Callaway, Director of Student Activities
  • Mr. Chad DeMagistris, IB Coordinator
  • Mr. Justin Bolfek, Asst. Director of Student Activities

COUNSELING SERVICES AND CAREER PERSONNEL

  • Ms. Ana Lily Caballero, Counselor
  • Ms. Elysse Catino, Counselor
  • Mr. Frank DeRocco, Counselor
  • Ms. Kristin Devaney Shapiro, Counselor
  • Ms. Laura Hale, Counselor
  • Ms. Zarin Kapadia, Counselor
  • Ms. Heather Mizell, Counselor
  • Ms. Lourdes Rubio, HILT Counselor
  • Ms. Meaghan Traverse, Counselor
  • Ms. Claudia Vasquez, Counselor
  • Mr. Eric Hill, Career Education Specialist
  • Mr. James Sample, Minority Achievement Counselor
  • Ms. Anne Reed, Gifted Services Coordinator