Whitehall High School offers an A/B block schedule with full year and semester courses. Class periods run approximately 90 minutes in length. Students select their academic and/or technical programming, which provides the optimal preparation for their goals in college, business, trade schools, armed forces, and the work force. Recommended course selections are provided by the student’s counselor. High School students may also participate in programs at LCTI while continuing to attend classes and participate in extracurricular activities at the home school.
In addition to the 18 varsity sports offered at Whitehall High School, there are also over 40 different clubs and activities students can get involved in throughout the year, including a very active Student Council and National Honor Society.
The Whitehall High School School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is a framework with a focus on prevention and intervention to assist in: increasing compliant and positive behaviors, increasing safety and comfort, and increasing positive school climate and culture. The overall goal of SWPBIS is to increase academic performance by teaching, modeling and reinforcing positive behavior. Our SWPBIS framework recognizes students who show their Zephyr PRIDE by demonstrating they are Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Dependable, and Empathetic.
Students must successfully complete a minimum number of credits in order to receive a high school diploma. In addition, students must successfully complete a graduation project as prescribed in Chapter 4 regulations. Quality points for course work are awarded as follows: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, and F = 0.0. Additional quality points for ranking purposes are awarded for Honors, Dual Enrollment, an AP courses. Further details can be found in the WHS Course of Study Catalog.
Minimum Required Units for Graduation: Minimum of 25 credits
4.0 units of English
4.0 units of Social Studies
4.0 units of Science
4.0 units of Mathematics
2.0 units of Fitness & Wellness
1.0 unit of Industrial Business/Technology
1.0 unit of Art/Music
5.0 units of Career Pathway Electives
Proficiency on Algebra 1, Literature, and Biology Keystone Exam – Beginning with the Class of 2019
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools - PA Department of Education
Nicole Seng - students with last names A-C, Amy Shoup– students with last names D-He, Meredith Kester – students with last names Hi-Mi, Chad Stefanyak – students with last names Mj-R, Shawn Hazim – students with last names S-Z
The counselors will work closely with both parents and students to develop a career-oriented educational plan for each student. The recommended program of testing includes: Freshmen - Keystone Exam Sophomores - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) (Optional), Keystone Exam, Career Inventory Juniors - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), ASVAB, Keystone Exam, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), American College Test (SAT) Seniors - Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Achievement Test (ACH), American College Test (ACT), National Occupation Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) (LCTI Students), Keystone Exam College and financial aid workshops, as well as parent orientation nights are sponsored by the department. The school counselors are very involved with students in both individual and small group counseling sessions. This interaction covers a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) career counseling, emotional concerns, peer relationship/family problems, academic difficulties, and drug and alcohol issues. All students are strongly encouraged to see their counselor immediately should any of these concerns arise or to simply gather information.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM
Students requiring more time and support to be successful may attend an After School Tutoring Program. Please contact your school counselor regarding this program.
AFTER SCHOOL LIBRARY
A certified teacher is available after school to assist students with homework. Hours are posted in the main office.
Mr. Robert Hartman, Athletic Director Boys - cross country, golf, football, soccer, basketball, swimming, wrestling, tennis, track, baseball, and volleyball Girls - cross country, field hockey, basketball, swimming, tennis, track, softball, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading