Woodland Park High School

Profile 2018-19

Woodland Park High School Profile 2019-2020
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:
Chad Cosner ccosner@wpsdk12.org
Jeremy Grier jgrier@wpsk12.org
Jennifer Johnston jjohnston@wpsdk12.org
Dan Nickels dnickels@wpsdk12.org

The Community

The Woodland Park School District fall of 2019 enrollment was 2,289 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 that 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 2019 enrollment of 699 students included 155 seniors. The 2019-2020 faculty included 50 certified staff (43 classroom teachers) with a student/teacher ratio of 20/1 and student/ counselor ratio of 263/1. 2019-2020 student attendance rate was 91.02%.

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 11 Advanced Placement courses and 5 Honors courses.
  • Concurrent Enrollment through Pikes Peak Community College to earn high school and college credit: English Comp 121, Literature 115 and Math 121.
  • Dual Enrollment program to earn high school and college credit: Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, French III & IV, Pro-Start Culinary, College Bound Art, Graphic Design and Project Lead the Way.

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.

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.

NY = the student has “not yet” met minimum proficiency (Standards) to earn credit in the course.

Standards-Based Grading (SBG) measures student proficiency relative to specific learning standards. A grade is based solely on a student’s demonstration of course content knowledge and mastery of specific course aligned skills.

Latin Honors System Beginning with the 2017-18 freshman class, students scheduled to graduate in 2021 and thereafter, the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian honors will be replaced by the Latin honors system, which grants students Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude titles based on their grade point average.

AP Authorized Courses Offered at WPHS in 2019-2020

Computer Science Applications, U.S. Government and Politics, English Lang. & Comp., Biology, Environmental Science, Physics 2, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Psychology, Statistics, Human Geography

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

Advanced Placement Results

In May 2019, a total of 176 AP exams were given in 14 subjects. 77 received a score of 3 or better.

Honors Courses Offered

English 1, American Literature, Algebra 2, Integrated Math 2, Pre-Calculus

Standardized Test Results 2019-20

Due to COVID-19 we do not have test scores for the 2019-2020 school year. We are currently using last year's test scores.

SAT State Test – April 2019 - 145 students tested

  • School mean score: 969
  • EBRW mean score 493
  • Math mean score 476

27% met both benchmarks; 57% met ERW (English Reading & Writing); 30% met Math

Class of 2020

Grade distribution for 155 full-time Seniors:

  • 7 students earned a 4.0+
  • 25 students earned a 3.50 - 3.99
  • 35 students earned a 3.00 - 3.49
  • 29 students earned a 2.50 – 2.99
  • 22 students earned a 2.00 – 2.49
  • 37 students earned less than a 2.0

Post-Secondary – Graduating Class of 2020

66% of the graduating seniors plan to enter college, with 47% attending a four-year institution and 15% attending a two-year college. Vocational/technical schools attracted 45% while 8% reported plans to enter the military. 26% of seniors planned to enter immediately into the workforce.

Scholarships were awarded to 27 graduates with a dollar value in excess of $2,219,611. The class of 2020 matriculation included acceptances at the following colleges:

List of college acceptances

List of College Acceptance for 2020 WPHS Graduates