Welcome to Western Heights!
Western Heights Public Schools is a small independent school district located on the southwest side of Oklahoma City. Our 3,300+ students are housed in four elementary (PK-4) buildings, one intermediate school (5-6), one middle school (7-8), one 9th Grade Center (9) and one high school (10-12). The District is small enough for us to know our students and large enough to provide exciting opportunities for the staff and students. For example, Western Heights has implemented a tremendous technology initiative.
Teachers, parents, and administrators operate on a continual school improvement process. Site level teams identify indicators of student success and areas which need attention. Plans are continually monitored and revised to correspond to student needs. Western Heights provides accelerated classes, honors classes, remedial classes, an inclusive special education environment, alternative school, School to Work initiatives, NJROTC, athletics, and a variety of clubs and after school activities. The district is well known throughout the State of Oklahoma for its outstanding vocal and instrumental music programs. Athletes compete annually on the state level.
Western Heights HS students & staff, over the past few months we have been discussing the expansion of concurrent enrollment programs for our HS Seniors and Juniors with both members of Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Oklahoma State University/Oklahoma City (OSU/OKC). From those discussions we have heard that many high school programs around the metro are expanding the presence of concurrent programs for HS students.
High School students have the potential to earn up to 60 hours of collegiate work by the time they graduate and receive their HS diploma. Participating in concurrent enrollment not only will allow students to earn high school and college credit, but also will help students have a smooth transition to the rigor of college-level courses after graduating high school. Concurrent enrollment has been and will continue to be free to students and represent a great savings to parents and students in both time and money.
Students who score a minimum of 19 in subject area on the ACT or Pre-ACT and have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 are eligible to take these courses. We have learned that students who have completed the junior year are eligible to enroll in college classes during the summer with up to 6 hours of tuition paid for by the Regents of Higher Education. Also keep in mind that concurrent classes will continue to be weighted 5.0 on the Western Heights Grading Scale. A majority of these courses will be offered on the Western Heights High School Campus, only specialized course such as Medical Level Lab Classes will require students to attend on the college campus with transportation provided by the district.
Why Concurrent Enrollment
- Receive both High School and College Credit referred to as Dual Enrollment
- Most Classes offered on High School Campus (some may be on college campus)
- Transportation will be available if class is held on college campus
- Complete your degree faster
- Every college degree requires English, Government, and History
- No big exam to pass or to pay for
- No tuition to pay
- Reduction in the need for future student loans
- General Education classes can be transferred to any college of university in the state of OK
Courses Planning to Offer
English Comp 1
English Comp 2
College Algebra 1
College Algebra 2
Others as Needed
Minimum ACT Score 19
High School GPA 3.0 or higher
Minimum SAT or PSAT composite score 980