2017-2018 POSSE Finalists!
Desi Warren Jr, Fatou Secka, Syeara Dunlap, Zaria Smith and Amir Harris (pictured above left to right) are our 5 Westlake POSSE Finalists. Here are their individual finalist schools in order:
- George Washington University, DC
- Brandeis University, MA
- Boston University, MA
- Brandeis University, MA
- Texas A&M University, TX
Enrolling at Westlake High School
Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Westlake High School. Please make an appointment through Student Services by calling 470.254.6404 or online at
https://calendly.com/hollandm1/2017-2018-enrollment. Registration is by appointment only on Monday through Thursday. To expedite the process you may pick up an enrollment packet in advance from the student services office; please bring the completed forms and required documents when you come for registration. We look forward to meeting you.
To enroll in Fulton County Schools, the student's parent or legal guardian must be a resident of the school system and the following documents must be presented:
Ear, Eye and Dental Screening
No child entering a Georgia school for the first time shall be admitted unless the child has a certificate of eye, ear and dental screening. This Georgia Department of Human Resources certificate (Form 3300) must be signed by the Health Department or a licensed Georgia physician.
Georgia requires students to be immunized against measles, mumps, polio, rubella, whooping cough, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, haemophilus influenza, and varicella. Immunization information must be on the proper Georgia Department of Human Resources form; these are available through the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness or local physicians (Form 3231).
Must be government issued; hospital certificates are not acceptable. Birth certificates for children born in Georgia may be requested from:
Georgia Department of Human Resources
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319-3640
Proof of Residency
In early 2015, the Fulton County School Board approved a revision to our School Admission Policy (JBC) for Residency Verification. The policy no longer requires families to submit an Affidavit of Residence (AOR) for every year of student enrollment but instead now requires
two proofs of residence upon initial enrollment into Fulton County Schools and upon entry into Kindergarten, 6th grade, 9th grade, and when there is any address change. The two proofs of residence must be from the school system's approved list of verifiable residence documents: Please see the list of approved documents below:
Water or Electric bill AND one
from the list below. Both documents must contain parent or guardian's name and current address.
- Copy of home mortgage payment
- Current bank statement
- Valid Driver's License/State ID
- Current utility bill (electric or water)
- Current Paycheck
- Copy of home sale contract
- Current HOA Bill
- Section Eight/HUD Housing Document
- Current Apartment/House lease
- Apartment lease showing name of legal guardian
- Homeowner's insurance registration/card
Social Security Number
Social security numbers are voluntary. Waivers are available in local schools. Applications for social security numbers are also available in local schools. A migrant number is acceptable.
Required Academic Records from Previous school:
Withdrawal form with withdrawal grades
Copy of transcript
Academic Record- most recent report card
GaDOE School Climate STAR & Financial Efficiency Star Rating
The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) released its annual School Climate Star and Financial Efficiency Star ratings for all schools in Georgia. Our 2016 score is four Stars, which is an increase of one Star from last year.
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the "culture" of a school. School climate ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2015-2016 school year, and each school is rated on a 1-5 scale, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate in need of improvement.
We believe that our school has an exceptional climate, and that's partly because of your support as a parent or guardian. You have supported our students through your work with our outstanding Magnet and IB programs, award winning athletic department, sensational Fine Arts and ROTC departments, and numerous student-founded community service organizations. All of these critical programs affect the positive climate of our school.
As the principal of a wonderful school, I am committed to our students and how we promote a safe and nurturing learning environment. I appreciate your support as we continue to make our school the best it can be.
In an effort to continue our increased success, we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the Georgia Parent Survey for this year to inform our data for next school year.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Fulton Virtual School
Georgia Virtual School
All persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District must complete an application every two years even if a person has completed an application in the past. To keep in compliance with State Law and Best Practices, we will require everyone to re-register/register after August 2, 2016. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under
Community/Partners & Volunteers. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on government issued ID. Please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application.