The School: Westerville Central High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school, with an approximate enrollment of 1600 students. Since opening its doors in the fall of 2003, Central High School has been rated “Excellent”, the highest designation by the State of Ohio. Westerville Central High School had its first graduating class in 2006. It employs 87 teachers, 3 administrators, 1.5 Deans of Students, 1 Athletic Director, 4 guidance counselors, 1 school nurse, and approximately 35 secretarial and support staff members. School is in session 180 days a year. The schedule school day is from 7:25 a.m. until 2:11 p.m. Students attend eight 47 minute periods. Examinations are given at the end of each semester. The school is accredited by the North Central Association Colleges and Schools and the Ohio Department of Education.
Graduation Requirements: Twenty credits are required for graduation: English (4), Mathematics (4), Science (3 with 1 biological and 1 physical) , Social Studies (3), Physical Education (.5), Heath (.5) and 5 elective credits, plus passage of the Ohio Graduation Tests.
The Curriculum: Students may choose from over 180 college-preparatory, tech-prep, and vocational courses. English courses range from Advance Placement and honors levels to several developmental classes. Five years of French, Spanish, and four years of American Sign Language are available if enrollment warrants. The mathematics program provides for a sequence of courses that includes AP Calculus. All biology, chemistry, ecology, geology, and physics courses have significant laboratory experience, and students may select the honors or AP level in many of the five sciences. Social Studies offers a wide variety of courses that includes AP American History, AP World History, AP Comparative Government, and AP American Government.
Educational Options: Other options include approximately 90 career technical programs at four Columbus Career Centers and Delaware Careers Centers, post-secondary options, college placement, independent study, and distance learning.
Grading System: The weighted 4.0 A - F grading scale is reported quarterly and is assigned quality points as follows:
98-100 = A+ (4.3) 88-89 = B+ (3.3) 78-79 = C+ (2.3) 68-69 = D+ (1.3)
92-97 = A (4.0) 82-87 = B (3.0) 72-77 = C (2.0) 62-67 = D (1.0)
90-91 = A- (3.7) 80-81 = B - (2.7) 70-71 = C- (1.7) 60-61 = D- (0.7)
Weighted Courses: Courses which have been approved as Honors, Advanced or IB Standard Level courses will receive weighting factors of 1.125 and Advanced Placement and IB Higher Level courses will receive weighting of 1.25 for computation of quality points to be used in calculating a GPA.
Class Rank: Rank in class is computed each semester based on all courses (except Programming 1 and 2 and Statistics/Probability, when graded S/U). Rank is cumulative.
Co-Curricular Activities: The co-curricular program offers students opportunities to participate in clubs, interscholastic athletics, and performance groups in music and theater.
High School Visitations: Colleges and universities are cordially invited to visit Westerville Central High School. Inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Fullenkamp, Counselor, or to Carolyn Wallace, Secretary at 614-797-6830.