WHS Vision Statement
Welcome to the website for Wheeling High School. Please take the time to explore the information contained in this site. We hope that you will visit it often for up-to-date information about our school, its programs and events, student recognitions and achievements, staff information and their educational contributions to students’ successes, as well as parent and community support and involvement.
Wheeling High School opened in 1964 and serves the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Prospect Heights and Wheeling. This high school boasts a culturally diverse student body, and draws its strength from embracing the rich multicultural community of students and staff. Wheeling High School is one of six high schools in Township High School District 214.
Wheeling High School is a four-year, comprehensive, public high school that offers all students a 21st century focus in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). US News and World Report recently recognized Wheeling as one of the best high schools in the state of Illinois. Upon graduation, nearly 90% of its students pursue post-secondary opportunities.
Wheeling High School offers a strong academic program, including 24 advanced placement courses, dual credit offerings in business, engineering, architecture and nanotechnology, as well as multiple certifications in automotive technology, computer technology, health careers, and manufacturing. Because Wheeling is a comprehensive high school with a STEM focus, you will find that technology is embedded throughout the different curricula in the school, including arts, English, and humanities classes. There are 15 computer labs and a laptop loaner program, smart boards in classrooms and a 21st century Media/Library Center. This year each freshman and sophomore will be responsible for his/her own iPad. They will use the iPad as an additional learning and sharing tool during their four years at Wheeling.
Wheeling students and staff concentrate on 21st century learning, including but not limited to critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration while working with their peers in school and with professionals in community business settings, and effective, coherent, and technology enhanced presentations geared for both small and large groups. Through our rich curricula, learning is made relevant to students, thus helping them connect their high school experiences to their future goals and interests. In addition to the varied curricula available to the students, there are more than 75 co-curricular experiences available to our students, all of which extend the learning and teamwork introduced in the classroom setting.
At Wheeling High School both our students and our staff are committed to excellence and growth. In addition to working together in a professional learning environment, staff reaches out and creates partnerships with businesses in the community. This serves a two-fold purpose as staff members enrich their own professional development through real-world application of their curricula and students engage in off-campus work/study opportunities, a chance to apply their learning in "real life" settings.
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