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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Letter to the Editors – Head of Upper School Laura Ross

Laura Ross, Head of Upper School February 11, 2020

I read with interest the Opinion piece in the Jan. 29 edition of the Chronicle entitled “A-P(ushed) The Wrong Way” and would like to clear up a few misconceptions and offer a different perspective. The...

Record number of seniors reach 4.3 GPA bracket

Casey Kim October 4, 2018

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...

Washington Post ranks school 91st most challenging in the nation

Sammi Handler May 7, 2017

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...

Deans implement new admissions policy

Jesse Nadel February 15, 2017

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...

DARE TO DREAM: Nicole Araya ’16’s painting for the Justin Carr Dare to Dream auction shows a surrealist landscape of Antelope Canyon in Arizona. Araya submitted the piece for her portfolio. Printed with permission of Marianne Hall

AP art students push to finish portfolios by May 6 deadline

Tiffany Kim April 30, 2016

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...

College Board sends scores late, almost misses deadline

Jonathan Seymour November 24, 2015

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...

March of the Living dates conflict with AP testing schedule, Prom

Jonathan Seymour September 1, 2015

The 2016 March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel, taking place from May 1 to May 15, will conflict with all AP exams as well as the prom. Students will be allowed to make up their exams during the...

Finding my own community

Angela Chon May 27, 2015

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...

Supplementary classes prepare students for AP

Jesse Nadel March 18, 2015

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...

Sophomore earns perfect score on AP computer science exam

Aaron Lyons February 13, 2015

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...

English department to offer choices for AP

Benjamin Most November 19, 2014

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...

Pressure for Rigor

Scott Nussbaum October 14, 2014

In all of the college information sessions and discussions about college, Riya Garg ’15 finds one constant theme: The number of Advanced Placement classes and rigor of a schedule is always a main focus....

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