59 seniors to be inducted into Cum Laude Society

59 seniors who are in the top 20 percent of the graduating class’ grade point average will be inducted into the National Cum Laude Society on May 20. The seniors are as followed: Cum Laude Society, Harvard-Westlake Chapter List of Inductees, 2019 1.     Olivia Izel Bautista 2.     Nicholas Michael Belgrad 3.     Samuel Buckley-Bonanno 4.     Megan […]

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 […]

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

FAC proposes AP limits, unweighted GPAs

The Faculty Academic Committee made a formal recommendation to President Rick Commons to limit the number of Advance Placement courses that upper school students can take and to no longer provide additional grade point weighting for honors and AP courses. If approved by Commons and the Board of Trustees, the new policies would begin with the […]

Think mind over matter

On my first day of seventh grade in 2009, I nervously walked into the Saperstein Theatre for the first time. Surrounded by my new classmates, I was greeted with a projection of the school’s motto: They can because they think they can. The words filled me with trepidation and fervor. I came into the Harvard-Westlake […]