In a continually changing global economy, colleges and businesses expect more knowledge and skills from Ohio graduates. To match these high expectations, Portsmouth West High School is making sure that your son or daughter leaves high school ready to succeed.
Ohio’s graduation requirements for the classes of 2018 and beyond offer several ways to earn a high school diploma in Ohio. The class of 2018 are those students who entered ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year.
There are two components of graduation requirements: credits and assessments.
The credit component requires all students to successfully complete a minimum of 20 high school credits. (Portsmouth West requires two additional credits.) Additionally, your son or daughter must receive instruction in two areas – fine arts and economics/financial literacy. These credit requirements have not changed from the class of 2014.
The assessment component provides your son or daughter three ways to be eligible for a high school diploma. He or she must minimally meet one of the three options to earn an Ohio diploma.
The assessment component provides more flexibility than in previous years to reach graduation. Your family can find more information about graduation requirements by meeting with our school counselor (Mr. Conrad) or at: http://www.education.ohio.gov; enter Graduation Requirements in the search box.
You should receive your child’s test scores during the first week of July. Students have the option to retest for any reason during each administration window. Primarily, the high school summer and fall administrations are for students who need to test for previously completed courses or have scored at the limited or basic levels.
The following is a schedule of testing dates for the summer:
|Math||July 19th||8:00 - 3:00|
|English||July 20th||8:00 - 3:00|
|Science||July 21th||8:00 - 3:00|
|Social Studies||July 21th||8:00 - 3:00|
Please be reminded, students that do not earn at least a total of 18 points on the seven AIR End of Course Exams will not be granted a high school diploma and will not be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr. Conrad at (740)-858-1103.
Anthony Bazler, Principal
Portsmouth West High School
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time: Social hour begins at 5:00 pm.
Dinner at 6:00 pm.
Hall of Fame Award at 7:00 pm.
Place: Portsmouth West High School
Cost: $16 per person
Visit our District Alumni page for information about Hall of Fame and photo galleries from previous Alumni Banquets.
Portsmouth West High School football season tickets will go on sale starting on August 1st. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the High School office. Please call 740-858-1103 for more information.
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.
Beginning June 6, 2016 in our local area: Program runs June 6 through August 12, unless otherwise noted.
Lett Terrace, 314 Noel Lane, West Portsmouth: Breakfast served 9-9:30 am; Lunch served 1-1:30 pm. Monday-Friday
McKinley Pool, 1521 Findlay Street, Portsmouth: Lunch served 12:30-12 pm. Monday-Friday.
CAO-OOD, 433 3rd St., Portsmouth: Breakfast served 8-8:30 am; Lunch served 12:30-1 pm. Monday-Friday.
Portsmouth STEM Academy, 614 3rd St. Portsmouth: Lunch served 12-12:30 pm. Monday-Friday.
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We would like to invite any parent of a student in 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, or 11th grade at our school district to participate in our Spring 2016 Parent Survey! We take these responses very seriously and value your feedback on our school district. Take this short survey please click HERE.
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION CHANGES 7TH AND 12TH GRADE STUDENTS
Students entering 7th grade and students entering 12th grade for the 2016-17 school year must receive additional immunization(s) PRIOR to the beginning of the school year in August 2016. Seventh grade students must receive a booster immunization of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) AND a Meningococcal (meningitis prevention) immunization. Twelfth grade students must receive the Meningococcal immunization.
This includes students attending SCCTC. Proof of such must be received at the middle or high school prior to the start of school in August.
Diane Baringer, RN, BSN