George Washington High School (Denver, Colorado)
George Washington High School (also "GW", "GWHS", "G-Dubb" and "George") is located near the intersection of South Monaco Parkway and Leetsdale Drive in Denver, Colorado. GW is recognized as the first school in Colorado to offer International Baccalaureate courses, beginning in 1984. GW is a large urban high school serving grades 9-12. GW is one of 14 high schools in the Denver Public Schools system and one of four named for a U.S. president.
Enrollment in the 2009-2010 school year was 1,491 students.
International Baccalaureate program
George Washington High School became Colorado's first International Baccalaureate World School in April 1984. The school offers two dozen International Baccalaureate classes. In 2007, 100% of GWHS IB graduates went on to attend college (39% in-state, 61% out-of-state), with a mean ACT score of 28.5 and SAT of 1920. Historically, half of GWHS IB graduates receive merit-based scholarships.
The school newspaper is The George Washington Surveyor, which is part of the High School National Ad Network. The paper takes its name from president George Washington's lifelong association with geography and cartography. The Surveyor newspaper was the winner of the prestigious National Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
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