Enrollment Procedures for New Students
New enrollments require an appointment. Please contact our registrar Karen Lehr at 410-751-3636 to set up an appointment to register. Please view enrollment process for more information.
The dual enrollment program is open to high school juniors and seniors who have a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.0 and qualifying college level placement scores (550-SAT, 21-ACT, or Accuplacer college level placement). The high school counselor and principal mist approve student participation in this program as well as the awarding of high school credit for any course taken. Students must also have maintained 94% attendance, have completed the minimum 75 hours of service learning, and must be enrolled in a total of four credits for the semester.
To begin the dual enrollment process please schedule an appointment with your student's school counselor. The school counselor will provide additional information with parents and students.
Schedule Change Procedure
Consistent with Westminster High School’s goal of ensuring that every graduate is college and career ready, students are encouraged to take classes that best prepare them to reach this goal. While there are a number of classes that are required to fulfill graduation requirements, every student has the opportunity to supplement these classes with electives based upon their career goals and personal interests. Students who take the necessary courses to fulfill one of the state-approved completer programs and who take challenging courses from a variety of curricular areas are generally the best prepared for success when they leave high school. Based upon the rationale stated above, the following is a list of common reasons for which a schedule change may be granted. Students requesting a schedule change should be able to answer “Yes” to one or more of the following questions:
1. A student should identify the reason(s) for the schedule change request from the above list, complete the schedule change request form available in the Counseling Center, and request an appointment with their school counselor.
2. The counselor will then schedule an appointment with the student to discuss the request. If the requested change is due to academic misplacement, then the counselor will contact the appropriate teacher for his/her input.
WHS Student Support Programs
WHS offers a lot of supports for our students. Please see Support Programs for Students 2015-16 for our up-to-date list of ongoing supports for our students.
|Maryland Work Permit Process|
Step 1: Complete the WORK PERMIT at The Department of Labor and Industry
Work Permit is for Minors (Age 14-17)
Greg's Driving School holds Driver Education classes at Westminster High School throughout the year after school hours (3:00 - 6:15 PM). Visit www.gregsdrivingschool.net or call 410-871-1550 for more information. Students may also pick up information in the school counseling office with a schedule of all available classes. (No learner's permit is necessary. Students must be 15 years old)
College Athletic Eligibility
Free NCAA webinar information
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has specific guidelines for high school student athletes who wish to be eligible to compete in college athletics. There are five basic criteria which include:
1. Graduation from high school with 2 foreign/world language credits earned during grades 9 through 12
2. Graduation from high school with mathematics credits through Algebra II/Data Analysis
3. Minimum core grade point average
4. Minimum ACT or SAT test score
5. Completion of 16 core courses
Planning for college and college athletics should begin in grade 9 in order to complete the core courses. Students should register with the NCAA clearinghouse by the end of their junior year. See Mr. Minnier or Mr. Byrnes in the School Counseling department for information concerning the specifics of the above criteria.