Westlake High School (Utah)

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Westlake High School
Westlake High School emblem
Westlake High School emblem
"Unleash the THUNDER!" (2013-14)
Location
99 North Thunder Blvd. (200 West)
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045
United States

Coordinates 40°21′51.20″N 111°55′17.13″W / 40.3642222°N 111.9214250°W / 40.3642222; -111.9214250Coordinates: 40°21′51.20″N 111°55′17.13″W / 40.3642222°N 111.9214250°W / 40.3642222; -111.9214250
Information
School type Public high school
Opened August 20, 2009
School district Alpine School District
CEEB Code 450004
Principal Fred Openshaw
Assistant principals Stacy Salmans (A-F)
Kristin Packer (G-L)
Chad Wilson (M-R)
Michael O'Connor (S-Z)
Chief custodian Kurt Francom
Teaching staff 90 teachers
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 2,000 (August 20, 2013[1])
Grade 10 400
Grade 11 400
Grade 12 200
Foreign Exchange 9
Self-Contained 16
Hours in school day 7.5
Campus size 73.207 acres (29.626 ha)
Campus type Suburban
Color(s)      Carolina blue
     Vegas gold
     Navy Blue
Fight song http://whs.alpineschools.org/about-whs/whs-fight-song/
Athletics conference Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA)
Mascot Thor, the God of Thunder Westlake High School mascot logo.svg
Team name Thunder
Rival Lehi High School
Vision Westlake High School will be an academy for the fostering of knowledge and skill mastery guided by creative thought.
Accreditation Northwest Accreditation Commission
Communities served Cedar Fort, Utah
Eagle Mountain, Utah
Fairfield, Utah
Lehi, Utah
Saratoga Springs, Utah
Feeder schools Elementary Schools:
Cedar Valley
Eagle Valley
Harvest
Hidden Hollow
Mountain Trails
Pony Express
Sage Hills
Saratoga Shores

Middle School:
Vista Heights

Frontier
Information 801-610-8815
Mission Lux et Virtus
"Light and Excellence"
Website

Westlake High School (abbreviated to WHS) is a public high school located in Saratoga Springs, Utah and part of Utah County's Alpine School District. The school first opened in 2009. In late 2011, construction began for a new junior high school in nearby Eagle Mountain that will remove 9th grade from Westlake for the 2013-14 school year and on.

Adjacent to the school is a seminary building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also nearby is Vista Heights Middle School.

Fine Arts[edit]

In the year 2012, Westlake High School's Marching Band was the 4A State Champion with the show "Making of a Masterpiece," and were a Bands of America regional finalist at the St. George BOA regional, taking 10th place. The "Marching Thunder" repeated as Utah 4A State champion in 2013 with their show, "Our Town," and also placed 4th at the St George, Utah Bands of America Regional. During the 2013 season, the color guard won the "best guard" caption award in every competition entered by the Marching Thunder.

The Marching Thunder have been invited to be the Utah representative to march in the Pearl Harbor Memorial parade in December 2014.

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

WHS has multiple extra-curricular activities for students to participate in:[2]

Grading System[edit]

Westlake High School uses a unique grading system called a TMU (Thunder Mastery Unit). A TMU is a grouping of assignments and assessments in a given unit. The combined result of these two groups are weighted at 50% in Skyward: Assignments, including all assignments given in the unit to enhance learning (i.e., quizzes, homework, classwork, labs, etc.), and Assessments, used to measure the learning of students (i.e., projects, essays, tests, etc.). This is the average grade for all work (assignments and assessments) in a given unit. The other 50% is weighted by the "mastery" of any given assessments. Students receive an “EX" or "0" for passing or failing an assessment. Students who don’t reach mastery on any of the TMU assessments will see a “0″ until each assessment is remediated/corrected. A class may have one or more units in a term, depending on the subject area being taught.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alpine School District Budget Department (December 2, 2009). "Alpine School District Enrollment History and Projection". Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Clubs and Organizations". Alpine School District. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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