Home of the Warriors, Washington High School’s highest priority is the academic program. Our school believes that all students should prepare for post-secondary education and should pursue the most rigorous academic programs in high school that they can successfully handle. Washington provides a wide array of academic awards to encourage academic achievement from all students. At Washington, we celebrate the rich diversity that characterizes our school community.
Washington High School opened in 1957 and was named after the original Washington High School, which closed in 1935.
Rigorous course offerings
Washington offers 25 Advanced Placement (AP) courses to its students. AP courses are college courses taught in high school and are considered the “gold standard” of high school curriculum in America.
Our school also offers six world languages, including Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Many elective courses in art, business education, family and consumer science, and industrial technology enhance the rigorous courses in the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and world languages.
High school students should follow this suggested plan to be admitted into college:
- Four years of language arts classes
- Four years of mathematics
- Three years of science
- Three years of social studies
- Two years of a foreign language
- 10-15 additional credit hours of electives
A number of co-curricular activities are offered at Washington, and students are strongly encouraged to participate. Our students participate in 14 vocal and instrumental music ensembles, an exciting theatre program, a nationally-recognized debate squad, and extensive competitive speech activities.
More than two dozen clubs attract interested students, and student government provides leadership experiences for many. Finally, competitive academic teams include academic decathlon, mock trial, science olympiad, and mathematics.
Students athletes can choose from 22 sports, including:
- Cross country
- Track and field
Parent support groups
Washington High School benefits greatly from four parent support groups. The PTA (Parent Teacher Association), the Washington Athletic Club, Patrons of the Performing Arts, and Friends of Forensics all provide extensive support.