Academics

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“At Whitmore School, we remove many of the barriers and stress associated with a traditional education. We are a school without walls, dress codes, late bells and social drama.

Here, your intellect is celebrated, your creativity is applauded, and your drive is rewarded!

Here, you will take charge of your own education.”

Ellen Ray, Principal

Educational Approach

Whitmore School takes a mastery-based educational approach with a focus on developing student responsibility and independence. Students are in charge of their own education, and we support them in the achievement of individual goals.

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Curriculum

Our online curriculum is powered by CompuHigh and is fully accredited by AdvancED. Students planning to attend a community or technical college,- or plan to enter the workforce or military, can graduate from our General Studies 18-credit diploma track. Students planning on furthering their education at a 4-year college can graduate from our 22-credit College Prep track.

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Diploma Programs

Whitmore School offers four different diploma programs to best suit the student’s circumstances: Diploma, Diploma PLUS, Adult Education. Whether you’re a performing artist, adult-learner, college-bound, parenting, or interested in the military, we have a diploma program for you.

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Individual Courses

Students with scheduling conflicts, or who just want to enrich their high school education, may take individual courses at Whitmore School while being enrolled at another school.

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Graduation Requirements

General Studies Track – 18 Credits

Students planning to attend a community or technical college, or enter the military or workforce, may choose to graduate from the General Studies track and earn a total of 18 credits including the following:

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 2.0 credits Social Studies (0.5 credit US Government, 0.5 credit World Geography, 1.0 credit US History or World History)
  • 2.0 credits Science
  • 2.0 credits Math
  • 0.5 credit PE
  • 1.0 credit Fitness and Safety or Health
  • 0.5 credit Fine Arts
  • 6.0 credits Electives

 College Prep Track – 22 Credits

Students planning to attend a 4-year college graduate from the College Prep track and earn a total of 22 credits including the following:

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 3.0 credits Social Studies (0.5 credit US Government, 0.5 World Geography, 1.0 credit US History, 1.0 credit other Social Studies)
  • 3.0 credits Science (1.0 credit Natural Science, 1.0 credit Physical Science, 1.0 credit other Science)
  • 3.0 credits Math (2.0 credits above Alg 1)
  • 0.5 credit PE
  • 1.0 credit Fitness and Safety or Health
  • 1.0 credit Fine Arts
  • 0.5 credit Test Prep
  • 4.0  credits Electives (Including 2.0 credits Foreign Language)

*Students pursuing a diploma from Whitmore School, who transfer from another school, must complete a minimum of 4.5 credits at CompuHigh/Whitmore School. These credits must include 2 core course* credits from 2 different subject areas, and 2.5 additional core course or elective credits. (*core subjects are English, math, science, and social studies)

Grade Levels

  • Grade 9 encompasses all students with less than 5 credits.
  • Grade 10 encompasses all students with at least 5 but less than 11 credits.
  • Grade 11 encompasses all students with at least 11 but less than 16 credits.
  • Grade 12 encompasses all students with 16 or more credits

 Click here to read the Whitmore School Policies

From the Blog

Make the Switch to Online High School

January 6th, 2020 in ,

Written by Ellen R.

Parents look to online high schools for a number of reasons: safety, challenging curriculum, accelerated learning, flexible schedule, one-to-one attention from teachers. What ever your reason, choosing the right school can be challenging and confusing. Here are the top 8 TIPs for choosing the right online school. Learn about verified parent and student reviews, individualized learning, accreditation, and college acceptances.

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