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Welcome to Our School Community!

Waltham High School is an ideal place for students to learn and grow.  We provide a wide range of core academic subject offerings tailored to individual student needs as well as a large number of elective opportunities in areas such as art, music, dance, drama, physical education, business education, and family and consumer science. We are a comprehensive high school with nine career and vocational technical education programs available to our students. There are also a number of co-curricular activities that our students benefit from, including several clubs, various special events, and a full range of interscholastic athletics.  Our small class sizes, extensive support staff, and house system all help to personalize our students' learning experience.

Gregory A. DeMeo, Principal


Waltham High School Core Values & Beliefs

Core Values

 Beliefs

Academic achievement

Standards-based curriculum

The comprehensive high school model

The exploration of both the fine and practical arts

The examination of a wide range of career and technical education pathways.

Appreciation of our diverse urban community

A safe, supportive learning environment

The physical and emotional well-being of all students. 

Proficiency for all students.

The development contributing citizens

Awareness of rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.

Learning Expectations

Communicate clearly and effectively

Read, write, and listen for understanding

Apply analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills

Effectively apply technology

Solve problems effectively

Civic

Social

Value community and diversity

Advocate for self and others

Set goals

Demonstrate and understanding of 
physical and 
emotional wellness

Exhibit responsible citizenship

Mission Statement

The mission of Waltham High School is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that fosters academic achievement and the physical and emotional well-being of all students within our diverse urban community.  We promote a standards-based curriculum with the goal of proficiency for all students.  As a comprehensive high school, we value the exploration of both the fine and practical arts and the examination of a wide range of career and technical education pathways.  We strive to develop contributing citizens who are aware of their rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.

Academic Expectations    Rubric for Academic Expectations  Adobe pdf document

1. Communicate clearly and effectively.
2. Read, write, and listen for understanding.
3. Apply analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills.
4. Effectively apply technology.
5. Solve problems effectively.

Social/Civic Expectations

1. Value community and diversity.
2. Advocate for self and others.
3. Set goals.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of physical and emotional wellness.
5. Exhibit responsible citizenship
.


HS MCAS Schedule

I.  MCAS Grade 10 ELA Test Schedule

  • ELA Reading Comprehension Sessions 1 and 2 on March 31 
  • ELA Reading Comprehension Session 3 on April 1
  • ELA Composition on April 2
  • ELA Composition Make-up on April 8

II.  MCAS Grade 10 Mathematics Test Schedule

  • Mathematics Session 1 on May 19 
  • Mathematics Session 2 on May 20

III. MCAS High School STE Test Schedule

  • High School STE Session 1 on June 8 
  • High School STE Session 2 on June 9 ??


MSBA Invites Waltham High School into Eligibility Period

 

January 14, 2015

State Treasurer Steven Grossman, Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Authority (“MSBA”), and MSBA Executive Director Jack McCarthy announced today that the MSBA Board of Directors voted to invite Waltham High School into the MSBA’s Eligibility Period. During the 270-day Eligibility Period, the MSBA will work with Waltham to determine the District’s financial and community readiness to enter the Capital Pipeline.

“I’m delighted that the Board has voted Waltham High School into the Eligibility Period,” said Treasurer Grossman. “We look forward to working collaboratively with Waltham officials to develop the best solution to meet the City’s educational needs in a fiscally responsible manner.”

The next step is for the district to complete preliminary requirements pertaining to local approval and formation of a local school building committee. Upon timely and successful completion of the Eligibility Period requirements, the district becomes eligible for an invitation into the Feasibility Study phase of the Capital Pipeline, subject to a vote of the Board of Directors.

“The Eligibility Period is a critical step in the MSBA’s process of evaluating potential work on Waltham High School,” stated Executive Director McCarthy. “We look forward to our continued partnership with the district as it enters the Eligibility Period.”

The MSBA partners with Massachusetts communities to support the design and construction of educationally-appropriate, flexible, sustainable and cost-effective public school facilities. Since its 2004 inception, the Authority has made over 1,485 site visits to more than 250 school districts as part of its due diligence process and has made over $11.1 billion in reimbursements for school construction projects.


Waltham High School named Dreamschool, ranked #5 in Massachusetts

Find out more here


FinishStrong!

All Waltham High School students received t-shirts with a unique message at kick-off assemblies for each class as part of our FinishStrong initiative.

Freshmen—BeginStrong

Sophomores—PlanStrong

Juniors—FocusStrong

Seniors—GraduateStrong

FinishStrong is an initiative that helps students focus on what is most important towards their high school success.  Related activities and events will be held throughout the year. 


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Waltham High School Placed on the College Board’s 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Advanced Placement® Access and Student Performance 

“We applaud the extraordinary efforts of the devoted teachers and administrators in Waltham, who are fostering rigorous work worth doing. These educators have not only expanded student access to AP course work, but they have enabled more of their students to achieve on a college level—which is helping to create a strong college-going culture,” said College Board President, David Coleman.


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Waltham High School Council

The Council is comprised of parents, community, student, and faculty representatives with the principal as chair of the council. They meet at least three times per year and the meetings take place in room 118 at Waltham High School at 4:00 p.m.

Agendas include educational goals, identifying the educational needs of our students, reviewing our annual budget, and our School Improvement Plan.  The public is welcome to attend.

 


 

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Waltham High School Events (click here for HS Event Calendar)

May Dates

28

Commencement Rehearsal - 9:00 am

28

Awards Night - 7:00 pm

31

Commencement - 2:00 pm

 

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