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
Chad Cosner ccosner@wpsdk12.org
Jennifer Johnston jjohnston@wpsdk12.org

The Community

The Woodland Park School District fall of 2018 enrollment was 2,386 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 2018 enrollment of 762 students included 179 seniors. The 2018-2019 faculty included 50 certified staff (39 classroom teachers) with a student/teacher ratio of 20/1 and student/ counselor ratio of 263/1. 2018-2019 student attendance rate was 93.51%.

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.
  • 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 unweighted 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 unweighted grade point average and rank are reported on the final transcript.

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

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, Geometry, Pre-Calculus

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

Standardized Test Results 2018-19

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 2019

Grade distribution for 156 full-time Seniors:

  • 8 students earned a 4.0+
  • 24 students earned a 3.50 - 3.99
  • 37 students earned a 3.00 - 3.49
  • 24 students earned a 2.50 – 2.99
  • 28 students earned a 2.00 – 2.49
  • 35 students earned less than a 2.0

Post-Secondary – Graduating Class of 2019

64% of the graduating seniors plan to enter college, with 45% attending a four-year institution and 26% attending a two-year college. Vocational/technical schools attracted 2.5% while 13% reported plans to enter the military. 22% of seniors planned to enter immediately into the workforce.

Scholarships were awarded to 26 graduates with a dollar value in excess of $2,552,250. The class of 2019 matriculation included acceptances at the following colleges:

Adams State University

Hastings College

The Ohio State University

Aims Community College

High Point University

The University of Wyoming

Arizona State University

Johnson & Wales University

University of Colorado @ Co. Sprs.

Azuza Pacific University

Lamar Community College

University of Colorado @ Denver

Butler University

LeTourneau University

University of Denver

Caldwell Community College

Lipscomb University

University of Northern Colorado

California Polytechic University

Luther College

University of Oklahoma

Colorado Christian University

Metropolitan State University

University of Puget Sound

Colorado Mesa University

Missouri University of Science & Tech

University of San Francisco

Colorado School of Mines & Technology

Montana State University

Viterbo University

Colorado State University @ Fort Collins

Northeastern Junior College

Wartburg College

Concordia University

Northern Arizona University

West Texas A&M University

Creighton University

Oregon State University

Western Colorado University

Dixie State University

Ohio Wesleyan University

Wheaton College

Doane University

Pacific Lutheran University

Wooster University

Eindhoven University of Technology

Pikes Peak Community College


Fort Lewis College

Purdue University


Full Sail University

Regis University

Garden City Community College

Samford University


Gateway Community College

South Dakota School of Mines & Tech.


Georgian Court University

Southern Utah University


Gwynnedd Mercy University

St. Louis University