Find out everything you need to know about planning your educational journey at Whitmore Lake High School, from required credits to course breakdowns to career path planning.
|WLPS Graduation Requirements|
|Mathematics||4 Credits||Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one additional Mathematics credit in the final year of high school|
|Science||3 Credits||Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or Anatomy; and one additional Science credit.|
|Social Studies||3 Credits||U.S. History, World History, and Government/Economics.|
|World Language||2 Credits||Two credits in the same language.|
|Health Education||1/2 Credit|
|Physical Education||1/2 Credit|
|Visual, Applied, or Performing Arts||1 Credit|
As you begin to explore what courses you want to take at WLHS, download our Career Paths poster to explore how the courses you take can lead you to a career you love.
Then, download our complete Course Description Guide to help guide you through all of the course offerings available at WLHS. Find out the details of what you’ll learn in each course, any prerequisites that are required, and which courses fall into your desired career path. Questions about what courses to take? Get in touch with our Counseling Center Staff!
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
FOUNDATIONS IN ENGLISH
HONORS JUNIOR ENGLISH
AP LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION
WRITING FOR PUBLICATIONS: TROJOURNAL AND YEARBOOK
FUNCTIONS, STATISTICS, AND TRIGONOMETRY (FST)
RR ALGEBRA 1
EARTH SCIENCE (7th Grade)
SCIENCE IN THE NEWS
EARTH SCIENCE (11-12 Grade)
AP U.S. GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
DIGITAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN
DIGITAL DESIGN AND PUBLICATION/YEARBOOK
CTE: MULTI-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS A
CTE: MULTI-MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS B
TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS
VIDEO GAME DESIGN
WEB PAGE DESIGN
WEB PAGE MANAGEMENT
DIGITAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN – YEARBOOK
THE FRONT OFFICE A
THE FRONT OFFICE B
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT A AND B
CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY
CAREERS AND TECHNOLOGY
LIFELONG FITNESS AND SPORTS
RECREATIONAL SPORTS I
RECREATIONAL SPORTS II
STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION
Accelerated students who are ready for the next step in their education can get a head start by attending courses and earning college credit at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) while still attending Whitmore Lake High School. Students can take up to ten core college courses, and must meet all of WCC’s admission requirements, including testing at a college level, to be eligible for registration.
Livingston Career and Technical Education (CTE) has over forty different CTE programs providing high school students with career exploration, work-based learning experiences, leadership and employability skills, college credits, and hands-on application of core academic standards. Livingston Educational Service Agency is the administrative and fiscal agent for Livingston Career and Technical Education. This cooperative is formed by LESA and the Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, and Pinckney school districts but extends privileges to Whitmore Lake High School students. These programs prepare students for a world-class workforce and education beyond high school. Over 2700 students are enrolled in the programs. Information, recruitment, and opportunities for non-traditionally enrolled students are emphasized. For more information, click the button below or contact your high school counselor or Livingston Career and Technical Education at 517-540-6832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in developing a personal curriculum (PC) to modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) requirements and meet the specific educational needs of you or your young student? The intent of the of the PC is to individualize the difficulty and relevance of the educational experience for students who want to accelerate or go beyond the MMC requirements, or who need an individualized learning progression to meet the MMC requirements. The PC is an option any student or family can explore as a way to modify certain graduation requirements and still earn a diploma. We’re proud to offer a personalized experience for each and every student that attends Whitmore Lake Public Schools!
For students interested in making room in their curriculum plan for more advanced classes, or classes specified to their career path, talk to your counselor about the options available for testing out of classes required for graduation. For those enrolled in AP courses, make sure to also discuss how you can test out of college courses by taking the appropriate AP tests.
The Early College Alliance from Eastern Michigan University is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school students in the collegiate learning environment, attend college courses, and earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. The Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education is a free academic program which accommodates students who require a non-traditional schedule and approach to a high school education. The Washtenaw International High School is an International Baccalaureate High School providing a rigorous, student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum focusing on international-mindedness, interdisciplinary knowledge, leadership development, and critical thinking.