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  • Our School

    Windermere Preparatory School's academic approach is built on complex problem solving and critical thinking and culminates with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

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  • Academics

    Learn more about our Academic Plan, Core Values, Rigorous Curriculum and more.

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  • Students

    Students at WPS experience academics, arts, athletics, community service and extracurricular activities.

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  • Fine Arts

    At Windermere Preparatory School, the Fine, Media, and Performing Arts are an integral part of our curriculum enhanced by a unique collaboration with The Juilliard School.

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  • Admissions

    The Admissions Office looks forward to working with your family through every step of the Admissions Process.

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  • Boarding

    The Boarding Program offers students an exceptional global opportunity, first-class education, and a safe home environment.

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High School Academic Overview

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High School students at Windermere Preparatory School are expected to complete a minimum of 6.5 credits each school year, resulting in accumulating the graduation requirement of 26 credits. A class schedule is comprised of a combination of core classes (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, and World Languages) and electives.

With a wide variety of elective options, students often find a program of studies that keeps them engaged and motivated while challenging them to be their best.

Through the Canvas Learning Management System, students and parents can stay updated on classroom assignments, projects, and other activities related to the high school. Each student has his or her own Canvas account that helps them manage their class load.

At the end of each quarter, students receive report cards, which provide information about their progress. The individual quarter grades serve as good indicators of students’ mastery of content. Final semester grades appear on students’ transcripts.

Awards and Recognitions

We celebrate the successes of our students through quarterly recognitions of Honor Roll, High Honor Roll, and Headmaster’s List.

Honor Roll – 3.5 grade point average; no D’s or F’s
High Honor Roll – 3.75 grade point average; no D’s or F’s
Headmaster’s List – 4.0 grade point average; no C’s, D’s, or F’s

Honor Roll recognition is earned by students on the basis of performance in all academic courses. WPS uses an A, B, C, D, F grading system.

To attain the distinction of Honors, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) in the range of 3.50 to 3.74, with no grade lower than a C-. To attain the distinction of High Honors, a student must earn a grade point average in the range of 3.75 to 3.99 or higher, with no grade lower than a C-.  To attain the distinction of Headmaster’s List, a student must earn a grade point average of 4.0 or higher, with no grade lower than a B-.

Senior Academic Accomplishment Recognitions

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

  • Students must have completed their final 2 years at WPS.

  • Student with the highest weighted GPA will be Valedictorian and the second will be Salutatorian. The GPA is based on first 7 semesters from grades 9-12.

  • The GPA will be run on the credit bearing courses taken during the last 4 years of high school corresponding to grades 9 -12 that appear on the WPS transcript including transfer classes.

  • This GPA will be run only for determination of Valedictorian and Salutatorian as the GPA shown on transcripts will include all courses taken their full academic history including credit bearing middle school courses.

Requirements for the Top 10 Students

  • Students must have completed their final 2 years at WPS.

  • The GPA will be run on the credit bearing courses taken during the last 4 years of high school corresponding to grades 9 -12 that appear on the WPS transcript including transfer classes.  The GPA is based on first 7 semesters from grades 9-12.

  • The 10 students with the highest weighted GPAs will be granted the award.

Requirements for the Summa Cum Laude

  • Students must have completed their final 2 years at WPS.

  • The GPA will be run on the credit bearing courses taken during the last 2 years of high school corresponding to grades 11 -12. The GPA is based on first 7 semesters from grades 9-12.

  • Any student with a weighted GPA of a 4.0000 (4 decimal places for rounding) for these two years will be granted the award.

Outstanding International Student Award

  • Summa Cum Laude international student with the top GPA.

International Baccalaureate School Education

As the only private school in Central Florida offering the IB Program, Windermere Preparatory School delivers a variety of IB courses housed within the six groups as identified by the International Baccalaureate Organization: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, World Language, and the Fine and Performing Arts. In order to prepare students for the challenges they will face in their final two years of high school, teachers have created a strong academic progression plan for students in grades nine and ten so that the transition into the IB courses will be smooth and seamless.

For more information about our IB Program click here.

 

2017-2018 Course Descriptions

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