- Westlake High School (Fulton County, Georgia)
Infobox Education in the United States
name = Westlake High School
motto = Quid Erimus Nunc Facimus
streetaddress = 2370 Union Road S.W.
state = Georgia
url = http://www.westlakehs.com/
Fulton County Schools
principal = Dr. Byron White
schooltype = High School
grades = 9-12
language = English
Sandtown Middle School, Camp Creek Middle School
Royal Blue, Silver, and White
enrollment_as_of= July 2008
Westlake High School is a secondary school located in unincorporated Fulton County, Georgia,
United States. The school has an Atlanta, Georgiaaddress but is outside of the Atlanta city limits. It is a suburban high school located in a predominantly middle class community.
As a part of the
Fulton County School Systemconsolidation plan, Westlake was formed in 1988 by the closing of Westwood High School and Lakeshore High School. The new school uses the old Westwood High School facility. It's motto is "Quid Erimus Nunc Facimus" Latin: We Are Now Becoming What We Are to Be.
Westlake High School's Math/Science Magnet Program prepares students for the academic and career fields of math, science, engineering, and technology through rigorous instruction, relevant experiences and supportive relationships.
The magnet program at Westlake seeks to provide an academically rigorous foundation for
math, science, engineeringand technologybased careers. The students are exposed to special courses that offer real world problems and inquiry based instruction. The program develops partnerships with universities and businesses so that sudents have access to relevant instructional and internshipexperiences in medical science, engineeringand technology. Students are also encouraged to participate in academic, athletic, and artistic extracurricularactivities that support their achievement.
Magnet programs of study
Westlake's magnet program is modeled after college programs in medical science, engineering and computer science. Each course of study has associated extracurricular clubs and teams as well as junior and senior summer research internship opportunities available at both
Georgia Institute of Technologyand Emory University. Additionally, students attend monthly forums with guest speakers from college and industry on topics ranging from college planning to careers.
*National 1st place Biology Award in
*National 2nd place Science Award in
National Institutes of Healthcompetition
*Regional Semi-Finalists Engineering Award in
Siemens Westinghouse Competition
*Regional 1st place Tri-Math-Alon Award in
National Society of Black Engineerscompetition
Students wishing to participate in the magnet program must live in Fulton county and must meet academic crieria including having taken
Algebra Iin 8th grade, having a minimum grade of 80/100 in all math and science classes, no failing classes, and having a minimum cumulative average of 80.
* 1999 GHSA Boys Basketball Championscite web |url=http://www.ghsa.net/index.php?q=node/166 |title=GHSA Boys Basketball Champions |accessdate=2007-09-17]
* 2002 GHSA Boys Basketball Champions
*Westlake was recognized by the
National Football Leaguein 2005as having the most alumni listed as active players on NFL rosters. [cite web |url=http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2005-10-04-NFL-preps_x.htm |title=Atlanta high school coach sends six players to NFL |accessdate=2007-09-17 |date= 2005-10-04|author=Christopher Lawlor |publisher= USA Today] .
Construction for a new Westlake facility began in October 2006 and the facility officially opened in August 2008, housing over 2,000
high schoolstudents in 99 classrooms. The architectural firm of Gardner, Spencer, Smith, Tench & Hensley, P.C. designed the new building while H.J. Russell & Company handled the initial phase of construction. [cite web |title=Groundbreaking set for new Westlake High |date= September 22, 2006|accessdate=2007-06-12 |publisher=Fulton County Schools |url=http://www.fultonschools.org/story_detail.asp?id=1720] The school had previously been housed in the old Westwood High School building since its opening in 1988.
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