Westminster High School (Westminster, Colorado)
|Westminster High School|
Push to Excel; Prepare to Succeed
|6933 Raleigh St.,
|Type||public secondary school|
|School district||Adams County School District 50|
|Color(s)||black and teal|
At the end of 1996, it was also announced that all incoming freshman in the '08-'09 school year as well as all sophomores in the district that currently attended either Ranum or Westminster High School, would be attending the current Westminster High School campus, until the new building was finished, for the '10-'11 school year. The district then announced the new school name would also be Westminster High School and the new school colors would be Teal, Black, and Silver, with the wolves as a mascot. The new building location is on almost the same lot as the current building. Features include three multi-purpose basketball courts, an indoor track, a lecture hall, and a 725-seat theatre, all within a 375,000-square-foot (34,800 m2) building.
- Hispanic 62.2%
- White 26.2%
- African American 1.8%
- Asian 8.7%
- Native American 1.1%
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The school is divided into five separate academies where students can select an area of focus.
- Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Academy (led by Vice Principal Scott Eldred)
This academy (ACE) will offer innovative and diverse coursework in construction, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It will emphasize preparation for 21st century careers and higher education. Students will collaborate with working professionals to apply their classroom skills in an industry setting.
- Global Business Academy (led by Vice Principal Lottie Wilson)
This academy (GBA) prepares students for immediate employment upon graduation or for entrance into a four-year college or university. Students will learn the fundamental basics of office/business management, marketing, and communication. GBA coursework will prepare students to meet the growing demands of the 21st century employers while providing the foundation for critical thinking and leadership skills needed to succeed in the business world.
- Health and Biomedical Academy (led by Vice Principal Stacy Parrish)
This academy will offer students an academic pathway to a career in health and biomedical fields. It will offer an opportunity to work with health care workers in a professional setting while attending high school.
- Liberal Arts Academy (led by Vice Principal Michael Carlson)
This academy will offer the most traditional of high school experiences. It will focus primarily in the core subject areas. It will also house the International Baccalaureate program.
- Visual and Performing Arts Academy (led by Vice Principal Lottie Wilson)
This academy (VPA) will house the creativity of the students involved in an open environment. It will provide a rigorous course work in core areas as well as a well-rounded area of work in creative subjects. It will offer three majors: Music Performance, Visual Arts, and Theatre. Students will build their professional portfolios in the brand new, state-of-the-art choir room, traditional auditorium, and black-box theatre.
CenterStage is Westminster High School's drama program. Under the direction of Joanna Ramsey, four productions are put on per year: a play in the fall, a musical in the spring, an IB Theatre class show, and an additional show by one of the school's Drama, Stagecraft, or Theatre classes. Additionally, Joanna Ramsey has initiated the use of an original improvisational piece, entitled Natural Born Comedians (or NBC) as well as putting on student written pieces (Fade to Black is the most recent).
At the end of the 2011-2012 school year, Joanna Ramsey retired from the department after thirty plus years of service at Westminster High School. She was replaced by Andre Rodriguez.
Previous Productions Include:
- 2002-2003: West Side Story
- 2004-2005: The Last Round Up; Grease
- 2005-2006: NBC 3 (improv); Lucky Stiff
- 2006-2007: Tonight on NBC (improv); The Robber Bridegroom
- 2007-2008: Fade to Black; Little Shop of Horrors
- 2008-2009: And Then They Came for Me; Seussical
- 2009-2010: The Miracle Worker; Once on This Island
- 2010-2011: Heaven Can Wait; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- 2011-2012: NBC 4; Footloose
- 2012-2013: Almost, Maine; In the Heights
- 2013-2014: Eurydice
- Adams County, Colorado
- Adams County School District 50
- List of high schools in Colorado
- State of Colorado
- Westminster, Colorado
- Westminster High School
Westminster High School alumni have created several web pages for class reunions. The following classes have also registered the following domains for their respective classes.
The original Westminster High School was located at 7300 Lowell, which later became the Career Enrichment Park when Westminster High School moved from 73rd and Lowell to its current location in 1976. When originally established in 1949, the school colors were blue and white, and the mascot was a Warrior.
- Westminster High School schooldigger.com. Retrieved March 2011
- Adams County School District 50[dead link]
- City of Westminster History
- Public School Review
- Schools Serving the City of Westminster[dead link]
A link that grades this school and district can be found at : http://www.coloradoschoolgrades.com/SchoolReportCard.aspx?sid=9466H