Wayne Valley High School
Wayne Valley High School serves an increasingly diverse suburban population by offering a comprehensive education. Our goal is to inspire individual success by creating a safe educational environment that promotes tolerance and respect for others while finding the best in ourselves. By working together with a concerned and dedicated community, we provide students with the educational means to reach their goals.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS
The No Child Left Behind Legislature (NCLB) maintains that parents have the right to inquire about the qualifications and HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) status of their child's teachers. The Wayne School District and each school in its system are required to notify the parents annually of this right. Wayne School District is proud to announce that all of its teachers meet the definition of Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) for the year 2009-2010. Any parent who would like to inquire about the qualifications and HQT status of their child's teachers should contact the building principal of their child's school.
CODE OF CONDUCT
- I will be tolerant of everyone in this class
- I will cultivate selflessness.
- I will bring only the appropriate materials to class.
- I will be respectful of all people and objects in the classroom.
- I will use positive language.
- I will respect my peers' differences and diverse needs.
- I will listen when others speak.
- I will work to the best of my ability and strive to always do better.
- I will contribute positively.
- I will behave in a way that will not interfere with the learning of my classmates.
- I will recognize that learning is the most important aspect of this classroom.
1. We believe education should foster respect for self and others.
2. We believe that all students, faculty and staff are entitle to a safe and positive learning environment.
3. We believe that open and honest communication between students, parents and faculty is an essential part of student success.
4. We believe that tolerance for cultural, racial, religious, ethnic, and individual differences is an important part of a healthy school environment.
5. We believe that students are capable of different degrees and types of achievement.
6. We believe that striving toward a goal and working toward a common purpose creates better school communication.
7. We believe that commitment to continually improving education is a necessity among members of the community at large.
8. We believe that educational success begins with individual responsibility.
Wayne is located approximately 20 miles west of New York City in the rapidly expanding metropolitan area. In 1950, it was largely a rural community with a population numbering 12,000 and covering a 25 square mile area. Presently, the population increased to more than 50,000 persons. Wayne has met its educational demands by building nine elementary schools, three middle schools, and two senior high schools.
Wayne Valley High School, which opened in September 1952, is a comprehensive high school, accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education. Wayne Valley is a highly competitive high school which offers students a comprehensive curriculum. Students may select courses in the curricular areas of college preparatory, occupational/career training or secretarial/ business. Students preparing for college are advised to complete four units of English, three of Social Studies, three of Foreign Language, three of Mathematics, three of Science and three additional electives.
Marking System- Equivalent Quality Points
Grade Range Unweighted Weighted
A 90 + 4.0 5.0
B+ 85-89 3.5 4.5
B 80 -84 3.0 4.0
C+ 75 -79 2.5 3.5
C 70-74 2.0 3.0
D+ 65- 69 1.5 1.5
D 60-64 1.0 1.0
F Less than 60 0.0 0.0
The recommendations of the National Association of Secondary School Principals are followed in computing class rank. The rank is weighted and is computed at the end of the sixth and seventh semesters.
COURSES CARRYING ADDITIONAL WEIGHT:
A.P. Art History
A.P. Physics B/C
A.P. Environmental Science
A.P. U.S. History 1
A.P. U.S. History 2
World History Honors
A.P. American Government
A.P. European History
Unified Math Honors 3A, 4A
English Honors, 9, 10, 11
A.P. English 12
AP Language & Comp.
A.P. Calculus AB/BC
A.P. Computer Science
AP Studio Art
Advanced Computer Science JAVA Honors
World Languages 4, 5 Honors
The Honors courses prepare students for advanced placement examinations in the applicable subject areas as offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. In calculating GPA, the converted quality points are multiplied by the number of credits assigned to the course. The resultant course quality points are totaled and divided by the total credits attempted by the student.
STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICE
Six full-time counselors and a Guidance Department Chairperson are assigned to Wayne Valley High School. All members of the Guidance Department have Master's Degrees, and are continually involved in advanced study programs. A Child Study Team is available under the Department of Special Services in the school system. A comprehensive Career Resource Center is located in the Guidance Department.
For more information about opportunities available to students, continue to the WVHS School Overview: Additional WV Information page