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, which is fully accredited by Cognia (formerly 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

 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
  • 2.0 credits World Languages
  • 4.5  credits Electives

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

*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

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From the Blog

The Pro’s and Con’s of Micro-Schools and Homeschool Pods

August 4th, 2020 in , , ,

Written by Ellen R.

Virtual schools are taking on several new formats as a result of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Micro-Schools are brick and mortar learning centers where small groups of students can “go to school” in a safe learning environment with adult supervision. Membership fees start at $250 month and tutoring fees start at $80 hour. Homeschool Pods are forming in neighborhoods all over the country. Organized and facilitated by parents, this option allows parents to take turns as the school facilitator. In this neighborhood option, there are usually no fees. Just neighbors being neighborly. Read more to learn 3 steps to choosing the right online curriculum for your children.

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Homeschool? Virtual School? Blended Learning? What are the Best Education Options for the 2020-21 School Year?

July 30th, 2020 in , , ,

Written by Ellen R.

Are you feeling lost in the confusion over your school options for the 2020-21 school year? Many parents are being faced with making decisions about their child’s education that are confusing and overwhelming. School Districts are faced with developing a plan that will allow children to “go to school” safely. The reality is that there are still many unknown factors of the COVID-19 virus.

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