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Westfield High School

Westfield High School

 

                                      WESTFIELD HIGH SCHOOL                               

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  Westfield High School, "Home of the Bulldogs", provides an education for students in the area who are in grades 9-12. Principal Tim Thomas leads the school with strong academic and athletic programs. Some activities for students include SGA and NHS. 

  • Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Library, Sports facilities
  • Advanced placement courses: English, arts, foreign languages, math, science, social studies
  • Extracurricular activities available: Band, orchestra, dance
  • Sports teams: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, dance, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

                 

                      

Westfield High School, "Home of the Bulldogs", provides an education for students in the area who are in grades 9-12. Principal Tim Thomas leads the school with strong academic and athletic programs. Some activities for students include SGA and NHS. 

  • Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Library, Sports facilities
  • Advanced placement courses: English, arts, foreign languages, math, science, social studies
  • Extracurricular activities available: Band, orchestra, dance
  • Sports teams: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, crew, cross country, dance, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Westfield High School opened its doors in September of 2000 as the 24th high school in Fairfax County. Recognized for its award winning design and located on a 159-acre site in Chantilly, the building promotes a safe and creative learning environment for students and faculty, and encourages community involvement. Westfield offers a rigorous academic program and is an Honors high school. Advanced computer technology and equipment enhance the academic program. Special features include a photography lab, a fully equipped TV studio, four separate computer labs and a publications lab. Students are encouraged to choose from a comprehensive array of extra- and co-curricular activities. Numerous clubs are available for students to explore academic and recreational interests providing a sense of community within the student body.

Westfield High School is a comprehensive high school with approximately 1,870 students.  While the staff and faculty are very proud of the record of academic excellence their students achieve, they also recognize that there are many ways for young adults to be successful.  Westfield High School students excel in the fine arts, athletics, extracurricular activities, and in how they give back to the community through meaningful service.

Graduates leave WHS well-prepared for the challenges that await them after high school.

  • Handicap Accessible
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Free Parking Lot
  • Grade levels: 9-12 

Academics

Westfield's faculty is divided into 10 departments: English, ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), Fine and Performing Arts, Foreign Language, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Professional and Technical Studies, Science, Social Studies, andSpecial Education.[46]

Westfield offers 22  AP courses that are offered by the College Board. In addition, the curriculum also offers Honors courses to prepare students for the rigorous workload associated with AP courses.

Fairfax County's academy system also allows Westfield students to take alternate classes at ChantillyEdisonFairfaxMarshall, andWest Potomac High Schools with transportation provided.

Westfield possesses some of the most cutting edge computer labs and electronic equipment in the county. Westfield's Aerospace Science class is the only one of its kind in FCPS and its Television Production Lab is the most advanced of any FCPS school. Westfield also offers among the highest number of business-related, technology, and computer classes for any FCPS school, including its notable cooperative education program offered by the Professional and Technical Studies department. The photography and computer graphics labs are among the most complete and advanced in FCPS and provide an extensive array of equipments available for student use. The music technology lab is designed for music theory, and has special software for composing music.

The Foreign Language department offers six languages for students to study: American Sign Language, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. Human Anatomy and Physiology is a unique course offered for Westfield science students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field and would like a more in-depth coverage on human systems than AP Biology.

Westfield's English department provides a number of unique elective courses such as forensics and debatefilm study, and a course on William Shakespeare. The Fine and Performing Arts department produced a news program which broadcasts information and upcoming events at or involving Westfield over the school's televisions on a daily basis.

Athletics

Westfield has athletic teams in 19 different sports: baseballbasketballcheerleadingcrewcross country/track and fielddance team,field hockeyfootballgolfgymnasticsice hockey (club), lacrossesoccersoftballswim and divetennisvolleyball and wrestling.

The school's athletic program is one of the most successful in the area, having earned numerous titles and championship berths in a wide range of varsity sports since 2000. In fact, Westfield won two state championships in its first year of existence, when both a boy and a girl from the Swim and Dive Team captured individual state swimming honors in Westfield's inaugural winter sports season.

Westfield's football program has been recognized as one of the top programs in the state and has earned two state titles, both seasons ending with perfect records. The boys' outdoor track and field team earned its first Virginia AAA state title in 2004.]In 2004, the varsity baseball team reached the state championship final. The boys' soccer team won the district and regional titles in 2005, overall becoming state semifinalists. On October 23, 2009, at halftime of the Chantilly vs. Westfield football game, Eddie Royal became the first Westfield football alumnus to have his number retired.

On November 26, 2011, the Bulldogs lost to rival Centreville in which Centreville blocked Westfield's field goal with a minute left. The field goal would have sent the game into overtime. This was Centreville's first victory over Westfield since 2001.

One of the most successful athletics programs at Westfield is the wrestling team, having won six consecutive district championships from 2004–2009, two consecutive Northern Region titles, and placing several times in the top ten at the State Tournament. Westfield's Track Team also won regionals indoor season of 2007 and outdoor season of 2007.

On October 11, 2002, a tremendous downpour postponed a Westfield varsity football game against rival Centreville for the Concorde District championship. Head coach Tom Verbanic, desperate to keep the game on time, had the field covered with tarps and hired helicopter in an attempt to dry the field. Several thousand dollars later, the game was still postponed until November 17. The match resulted in a win for Westfield, earning the school's first district championship title. The use of the helicopter for drying grass was later criticized heavily.

 

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