SGC Candidate Declaration
Westlake School Governance Council Candidate Declaration is OPEN and ends February 17, 2017
Westlake High School will be electing representatives to serve on the School Governance Council. We will be electing parent/guardian positions and teacher positions for our spring election. Our School Governance Council has a leadership role in the governance of the school. The Council works with the principal on the long-term vision and strategy for the school. They are responsible for approving the school's strategic plan and budget recommendations, as well as designing innovative solutions to increase academic achievement and meet the unique needs of our school community.
Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 22nd- 28th. Candidates interested in running for an elected position on the Council must complete a candidate declaration form and submit by Feb 17th.
Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail (get a copy of the form from the school's front office and follow mailing instructions on the back of the form).
- Charter System Video
- SGC Candidate Guide
- Link to Candidate Declaration Forms
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.
The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 - HIGH SCHOOL (grades 9-12)
STAR Climate Ratings Letter.pdf
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.