Woodland Park High School

Profile 2018-19

Woodland Park High School
School Code: 061-475

151 Panther Way
P.O. Box 6820
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Phone: 719 686-2067

Principal: Kevin Burr kburr@wpsdk12.org
Asst. Principal: Cindy Gannon cgannon@wpsdk12.org
Asst. Principal: Karen Hamlow khamlow@wpsdk12.org
Counselors at 719-686-2074:
Mark Martin mmartin@wpsdk12.org
John Paul Geniesse jgeniesse@wpsdk12.org
Jennifer Johnston jjohnston@wpsdk12.org

The Community

The Woodland Park School District fall of 2017 enrollment was 2,509 students in grades K-12. The town of Woodland Park (approx. pop. 8000) is a small mountain community in Teller County. The school district encompasses 293 square miles. The majority of students live in the rural area of the district or the small surrounding communities. Many residents are employed in the Colorado Springs area, approximately 20 miles east of Woodland Park.

The School

Woodland Park High School is a four-year public high school which is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education. The high school offers a strong college preparatory curriculum and participates in an area vocational program and several concurrent enrollment classes through Pikes Peak Community College and University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Vocational classes along with community service programs and internships are also offered on our own campus. The fall 2017 enrollment of 789 students included 190 seniors. The 2017-2018 faculty included 50 certified staff (39 classroom teachers) with a student/teacher ratio of 20/1 and student/ counselor ratio of 263/1. 2017-2018 student attendance rate was 95.54%.

The Program

  • WPHS school year is divided into 2 semesters (Aug. – Dec. and Jan. – May) with 2 quarters in each semester. Students may earn up to 3.5 credits per semester or 7 credits per year.
  • WPHS offers an academic program that includes 9 Advanced Placement courses and 5 Honors courses.
  • The needs of the exceptional student are supported through Special Education, 504 programming and intervention programs.
  • Concurrent Enrollment through Pikes Peak Community College to earn high school and college credit: English Comp 121, Literature 115.
  • Concurrent Enrollment through UCCS Succeed program to earn high school and college credit: Calculus and Physics

Classroom Grading Scale

Letter/Grade

Regular

Honors

AP

A (90 – 100%)

4

4.5

5

B (80 – 89%)

3

3.5

4

C (70 – 79%)

2

2.5

3

D (60 – 69%)

1

1

1

F (59% and below)

0

0

0

GPA Calculation

Grades are computed on a 4.0 scale. All classes awarding a letter grade are calculated in the weighted and un-weighted GPA.

Repeat courses (previously passed) are not GPA weighted and do not receive credit – the earned grade is recorded on the transcript.

State testing passes receive an additional ¼ credit.

Advisory Passes receive an additional ¼ credit.

Rank

Rank is calculated at the end of each semester. Both a weighted and un-weighted grade point average and rank are reported on the final transcript.

AP Authorized Courses Advanced Placement Results Honors Courses Offered

Offered at WPHS in 2018-2019 In May 2018, a total of 152 AP exams were English 1

Computer Science Principles, U.S. History, given in 11 subjects. 73 received a score of 3 American Literature

English Lit. & Comp., Biology, or better. Algebra 2

Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geometry

Physics 1, Calculus AB, World History, Pre-Calculus

Psychology, Statistics

Student access to AP courses determined by satisfactory completion of coursework, prerequisites, and by student requests.

Standardized Test Results 2017-18

SAT State Test – April 2018

156 students tested School mean score: 1011 EBRW mean score 507 Math mean score 505

34% met both benchmarks; 60% met ERW (English Reading & Writing); 37% met Math

Class of 2018

Grade distribution for 170 full-time seniors:

16 students earned a 4.0+

25 students earned a 3.50 - 3.99

33 students earned a 3.00 - 3.49

45 students earned a 2.50 – 2.99

30 students earned a 2.00 – 2.49

21 students earned less than a 2.0

Post-Secondary – Graduating Class of 2018

64% of the graduating seniors plan to enter college, with 38% attending a four-year institution and 25% attending a two-year college. Vocational/technical schools attracted 3% while 8% reported plans to enter the military. 21% of seniors planned to enter immediately into the workforce.

Scholarships were awarded to 38 graduates with a dollar value in excess of $2,950,000.

The class of 2018 matriculation included acceptances at the following colleges:

Arizona State University

Hesston Community College

Trevecca Nazarene University

Baylor University

John Brown University

Tulsa Welding School

Benedictine College

Johnson & Wales University

University of Nebraska

Bethel College

Kansas City Art Institute

University of Central Oklahoma

Campbell University

Kansas State University Polytechnic

University of Colorado @ Co. Spgs.

Carroll University

Lynchburg College

University of Colorado @ Denver

Coe College

Marymount University

University of Colorado @ Boulder

Colorado Christian University

Messiah College

University of Denver

Colorado College

Metropolitan State University of Denver

University of Montana

Colorado Mesa University

Montana State University

University of Nebraska

Colorado Mtn College @ Glenwood Springs

Moravian College

University of North Dakota

Colorado Mtn College @ Leadville

Nebraska Wesleyan University

University of Northern Colorado

Colorado School of Mines & Technology

Paul Mitchell School

University of Oklahoma

Colorado State University @ Fort Collins

Pikes Peak Community College

University of Oregon

Denison University

Purdue University

University of Portland

Doane University

Reed College

University of Southern California

Drake University

Rocky Mountain College

Western State Colorado University

Eastern Mennonite University

Rocky Mtn. College of Art & Design

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University @ FL

Saint Mary of the Woods College

Military:

Fort Hays State University

Seattle Pacific University

United States Air force

Gonzaga University

South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.

United States Army

Goshen College

St. Olaf College

United States Marine Corps