Record number of seniors reach 4.3 GPA bracket

Seventy seniors received a GPA of 4.25 or above, the highest number of students to qualify for this grade bracket in the past decade. The number of students in this group of the graduating class of 2019 shows an upward trend: 50 seniors were acknowledged last year. This record can be attributed to a variety […]

Washington Post ranks school 91st most challenging in the nation

The Washington Post ranked Harvard-Westlake the 91st most challenging high school in the country in its annual Challenge Index on May 5, which is based on Advanced Placement courses. The list is compiled by dividing the number of AP, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge tests offered each year by the number of graduating seniors. Schools that […]

Deans implement new admissions policy

The deans will enact a new admissions policy starting with the class of 2018 where Single-Choice Early Action applications to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford will be treated as Early Decision applications. Under this policy, the deans will not allow a student who is accepted to one of the four schools to submit applications to […]

AP art students push to finish portfolios by May 6 deadline

AP art students push to finish portfolios by May 6 deadline

As the May 6 national deadline nears, Advanced Placement Studio Art students are working to complete portfolios that will demonstrate their breadth, concentration and quality as artists. While students in Advanced Drawing and Painting III need to finish only five pieces, students in AP Studio Art need to finish 24 pieces for their digital portfolios. […]

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

The College Board was delayed in sending many seniors’ SAT, SAT Subject Test, and AP exam scores to colleges by Nov. 1, the early application deadline of most colleges, causing extra stress during the college application process. The situation resolved itself as almost all colleges extended their deadlines since the delay was not the students’ […]

Finding my own community

Everyone told me that junior year would suck — and I believed it. From having English and history essays due on the same day to simply not having enough time to sleep, I, like many others, focused on the negative aspects of high school. Every day, I hear about stress, and I completely understand, having […]

Supplementary classes prepare students for AP

Sophomores are attending a series of 10 supplemental history classes that will cover both additional content and test-taking skills that the World and Europe II course does not teach, to prepare the students for the upcoming AP European History exam. This is the first year that the history department has offered these after-school workshops to […]

Sophomore earns perfect score on AP computer science exam

Justin Rose ’17 was one of 12 students in the world to receive a perfect score on the 2014 AP Computer Science Exam. Rose was one of two freshmen from Harvard-Westlake to take the exam last year. To prepare for the exam, he took an online course in computer science during the school year and […]

English department to offer choices for AP

The English department will replace AP Literature and AP Language with six English electives for seniors next year. “Students still will choose first between AP Lit and AP Lang—distinct studies, the former focusing more on the language of character and experience and the latter more on the language of argument and persuasion,” Upper School English […]