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Summer School 2015 Registration

Please CLICK HERE to access the site for face-to-face or virtual summer school registration. The registration is handled through GENIUS.

Fulton County Schools Launches Enrollment Online!!!

Fulton County Schools is making it easier for parents of new students to complete their child's registration for enrollment into a Fulton County School. Parents can access the easy-to-complete, online form here. This option allows parents to control the data supplied for their student's enrollment and provide for more timely processing of the enrollment request. Parents can upload copies of the required supporting documents in .pdf, jpeg, and .tif formats. A list of required documents can be found here.

While this registration process will make it easier, parents will still need to bring their original to the school prior to the start of school. School personnel, must verify the authenticity of the documentation prior to enrollment being completed.

We hope you find this new tool helpful and welcome your feedback as we continue our efforts to provide efficiency and flexibility. Please click here to tell us what you think.

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The Lion's Pride 

Dear Westlake Family,

Thank you for your continued support of our children as they matriculate through the second semester.  Final exams will occur the last week of school- May 18th-22nd for 9th-11th grade students.  The last week of school we will have early release days.  Students will report at the regular time 8:20am, but be dismissed  at 12:25pm.  It is critical for the successful completion of your child’s final that they arrive on time.   If your child is a bus rider, the bus will transport them home at 12:25pm.  We are asking that car riders be picked up no later than 1pm. 

Students are expected to leave campus after dismissal – all practices and after-school tutoring are cancelled on these days to allow teachers the necessary time to grade exams and finalize student grades. It is important that your child attend school for their scheduled examinations. Once an exam period begins, we will not interrupt the class unless an emergency exists. Additionally, we will be unable to retrieve students for early checkout or send messages to students during final exams. Exams may not be taken prior to the scheduled date and time. All make-up exams should be approved and arranged through the Curriculum Assistant Principal (CAP), Cecelia Johnson.  Please e-mail all requests to her at johnsonc5@fultonschools.org .

Make-up exams for those students on the approved lists will be given on Wednesday, May 21, Thursday May 22, Friday May 23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm and Tuesday May 26 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Thank you again for a great year and for keeping your child focused on the successful completion of final exam week.

Final Exam Schedule

Each day is an early-release day, with dismissal occuring at 12:25 PM. Please ensure that your students will be able to ride the bus or someone picks them up no later than 1:00 PM each day.

​Monday, 5/18​Tuesday, 5/19​Wednesday, 5/20​Thursday, 5/21​Friday, 5/22

​1st Period Review Class

8:20 - 9:30

​2nd Period Review Class

8:20 - 9:16

​1st Period FINAL EXAM

8:20 - 10:18

​3rd Period FINAL EXAM

8:20 - 10:18

​5th Period FINAL EXAM

8:20 - 10:18

​3rd Period Review Class

9:36 - 10:46

​6th Period Review Class

9:22 - 10:18

​2nd Period FINAL EXAM

10:24 - 12:25

​4th Period FINAL EXAM

10:24 - 12:25

​6th Period FINAL EXAM

10:24 - 12:25

​5th Period Review Class

10:52 - 12:25

A lunch 10:52
B lunch 11:15
C lunch 11:38
D lunch 12:01

​7th Period FINAL EXAM

10:24 - 12:25

A lunch 10:25
B lunch 10:45
C lunch 11:40
D lunch 12:00

​A lunch 10:25
B lunch 10:45
C lunch 11:40
D lunch 12:00

Make Up Exams
1:30 - 3:30
(special permission only)

A lunch 10:25
B lunch 10:45
C lunch 11:40
D lunch 12:00

Make Up Exams
1:30 - 3:30
(special permission only)

A lunch 10:25
B lunch 10:45
C lunch 11:40
D lunch 12:00

Make Up Ex​ams
1:30 - 3:30
(special permission only)

 

Free SAT Prep

Just imagine how much our overall student population could improve if we took advantage of the free resources on the Applerouth site- http://www.applerouth.com/westlake. The online resources have a $99 retail value, but is absolutely free for our 10th-12th grade students. 9th grade student pay a nominal $25 Fee for a yearly subscription. Why spent thousands of dollars for college, when there are resources like this that can put our students in a situation where colleges are paying our students to attend their institutions? It's already happening at Westlake. Please visit the Applerouth site for this free information, all you need is your child's Student ID. If you have any questions is the process, please do not hesitate to contact Applerouth at info@applerouth.com or 404-728-0661.

Thank you parents for your continued support of our students. It is truly a partnership between the home and school.

 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

The Fulton County Schools, the City of Union City, Atlanta Metro Studios, and Clayton State University Establish Film Partnership to Fast-Track Students into Film Jobs in Fulton County.

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Partnership is the First of its Kind to Address the

Growing Film and Media Employment Needs in Georgia.

ATLANTA, May 5, 2015 -

 

Atlanta Metro Studios, the Fulton County School System and Union City today announce a pilot-program collaboration that will start by funding tuition for as many as six 2015 Fulton County high school graduates and enroll them in Clayton State University’s Digital Film Crew Training Program. The applicant search will target Fulton County schools surrounding the Atlanta Metro Studios site at the old Shannon Mall in Union City.

Ed Richardson and Brian Livesay, founders and co-CEOs of Atlanta-based 404 Studio Partners, along with their development partner Rooker created, designed and are currently in construction of Atlanta Metro Studios.

"We are committed to engage Fulton County’s youth and to provide opportunities for them to learn the skills necessary to be a part of Georgia’s thriving film business," says Richardson.

"There are a number of programs that claim to give students an insider track into the film business, but most of these programs fall far short of the actual boots on the ground training that is given in the Clayton State University program. This business is, after all, a ‘tradecraft’ industry and nothing beats the hands-on training for entry level crew that the Digital Film Technician Certificate Program delivers," says Livesay.

"At Clayton State University, we are in the forefront of film training in Georgia higher education," according to President Dr. Thomas Hynes. "This project will be our first to fast-track high school students into one of the state’s fastest growing industries. And we couldn’t have more supportive and enthusiastic partners."

"Union City is proud to be the home of Atlanta Metro Studios and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that this groundbreaking collaboration will bring to our Fulton County school students," says Union City’s Mayor Vince Williams. "Our collective team is focused on positively impacting the future of our youth, and being a part of this program will put these students on the path to joining Georgia’s booming film industry."

According to Fulton County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa, this partnership is directly aligned to the school system’s strategic plan of preparing 100% of students to be career ready.

"We are excited and enthused to be a part of the dynamic partnership with our community and business organizations," says Superintendent Avossa. "This project presents a tremendous opportunity for recent high school graduates to receive free training to be able to qualify for very high-paying jobs and long-term careers in the film industry. We look forward to this continued partnership within the programs at Career and Technical Education school opening 2016 near Banneker High School."

"Production companies are picking Georgia because we have the entire package – a business-friendly environment, statewide accessibility, diverse locations and a skilled crew base," Gov. Nathan Deal recently said. "Georgia is one of the fastest growing entertainment production centers in the nation and facilities such as this one [Atlanta Metro Studios] will play a vital role in long-term infrastructure growth."

Barton Bond, director of the Film and Digital Media Center at Clayton State, sees this project as not only unique in Georgia, but in the nation.

"The program trains students on professional equipment, orients them to all the jobs and procedures on film sets and then, most critical to the students’ potential success, places them on the crews of independent productions in the Atlanta area during the two-semester course schedule," says Bond. "In just our first year of offering the program, we have placed 10 students in the local film union, which is also one of our training partners. Another two-dozen students are currently working in film-related jobs."

"Clayton State University’s Digital Film Technician Certificate Program is a significant step forward for Georgia and the state’s ability to develop a local, highly skilled, and well-trained workforce to support the ever-growing film and television business," says Livesay. "The Clayton State program is a game-changing training curriculum that honestly puts the rubber on the road for students looking to have a real career in the film business. Our entire studio team has spent our careers in the trenches of the film and television business and we see this as a tremendous opportunity for all Georgians."

"By creating and continuing to support the film production incentives in Georgia, our state leadership has empowered Atlantans like us to develop and build studio infrastructure critical to the industry’s continued growth in our state," Richardson says. "Because of the exponential growth the industry is now experiencing in Georgia, there is a very real need for local workers. With this new workforce development program, we are very excited to unlock the door to the great potential that the film business holds for the next generation of Georgians."

The Fulton County area schools and Clayton State University are currently disseminating film career training information and application procedures to area high schools in time for 2015 graduates to apply for the scholarships that will apply to the next training session that starts in June. 

For more information about the program, contact Samantha Evans or Susan Hale at the Fulton County Schools, (470) 254-6830, or communications@fultonschools.org.

Clayton State will be conducting information sessions about its training program starting May 6. For information call (678) 466-5112 or visit www.clayton.edu/film-and-digital-media.

For media inquiries please contact:

Atlanta Metro Studios media inquiries call (404) 226-3549.

Clayton State University media inquiries call (678) 466-4463

Fulton County Schools - (470) 254-6830, communications@fultonschools.org

Office of the Mayor of Union City call 770-515-7812

 To Apply to the Above Program, CLICK HERE!!

 

Please see the Guidance page for the course catalog and 2015-2016 scheduling information.

 

Student Bus Route Information: http://tinyurl.com/whs-businfo

Information about Talented and Gifted (TAG) Screening and Referral Process:NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS OF THE SCREENING AND REFERRAL PROCESS.pdf

Online Learning Options:
[Fulton Virtual]
[Georgia Virtual School]
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