Olympia

High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Olympia High School 

1302 North Street

Olympia, Washington 98501

Phone: (360) 596-7000

Fax: (360) 596-7001

http://olympia.osd.wednet.edu  

Superintendent:  Dick Cvitanich

Principal:  Matthew H. Grant

Assistant Principals:  Mick HartLindsay Welsh and Frank O'Connor

Dean of Students:  J. Ryan Gerrits 

COMMUNITY

  • Olympia is the State capital, located at the southern end of Puget Sound, about 60 miles south of Seattle.
  • Population of approximately 95,000 residents in the city and surrounding communities of Lacey and Tumwater.
  • Higher education facilities in the area include a state college, a private university and a community college.
  • Primary employment is provided by state government, with some manufacturing, retail, trade and services.

SCHOOL

  • Official school name:  William Winlock Miller High School
  • Four-year comprehensive high school
  • Approximately 1850 students enrolled, 130 staff
  • College Board and ACT school code:  480835
  • One of two comprehensive high schools in the Olympia School District; one of thirteen in the area
  • Ethnic component:  5.3% African American, 8.3% Asian/Pacific Islander, 1.2% Native American , 9.56% Hispanic
  • Counselors:   Dave Forrester, Amanda Hall, Tasha Landram, Andra Kelley-Batstone and Erin Johnson
  • Jennifer Boelts, Career Center Counselor
  • Kelli Swinkels, Registrar
  • Patty West, Counseling Secretary
  • Cheryl  Dale, Career Center Specialist
  • Accreditation from Association of Educational Service Districts 

POST-SECONDARY STATISTICS:                        SAT Mean 

Year

Size

4-Year

College

2-Year

College

Critical

Reading

Math

Writing

# Tested

Nat’l

Merit Recognition

2012

402

63%

28%

571

584

548

264

3s

13c

2013

404

62%

31%

562

572

535

277

0s

14c

2014

409

64%

30%

565

579

535

         259         

            4s         

10c

2015

434

63%

29%

573

585

551

         279        

            7s         

13c

2016

439

64%

25%

579

579

553

280

3s

13c

s= Semifinalists

c = Commended

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • 22 credits required in grades 9-12
  • One credit=180 (50 minute) hours of planned in-school instruction
  • Course Requirements:

Course

# of Credits

 

Course

# of Credits

English

4

 

Math

3

World History

1

 

Science

2

US History

1

 

Career Technical Educ

1

Senior Social Studies

1

 

Art

1

Physical Education/Health

2

 

 

 

Washington State History (or equivalent) may be completed in 7th or 8th grade

  • Certificate of Academic Achievement – Washington State Assessment  
  • High School and Beyond Plan 

GRADING SYSTEM:

  • Class of 1990 and all succeeding classes (prior to 1990, system did not include (+) and (-) in computation).
A  = 4.0 B+ = 3.3 C+ = 2.3 D+ = 1.3
A- = 3.7 B   = 3.0 C   = 2.0 D   = 1.0
  B-  = 2.7 C-  = 1.7 F    = 0

Other grade symbols:

P = Pass; no effect on GPA

NC= No Credit; no effect on GPA

W= Withdrawal pass; no effect on GPA 

  • Class rank: All courses weighted equally and included in class rank.
  • Honors courses and AP courses are not weighted in GPA calculation. 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

Numbers included in course titles designate year of study in a multiyear sequence (i.e. French 2 = 2nd year).

Letters “A” and “B” are used to distinguish between first and second semester courses. 

ENGLISH: The regular sequence for all students is 9th, 10th, 11th English (composition & literature) and 12th (Lit). 

MATH: Algebra 2(H) is an accelerated second year algebra course, which allows the more capable math student to complete advanced algebra and pre-calculus studies in one year. 

SCIENCE: General Science incorporates study techniques and review time to support student success, and is not considered a college prep or lab science. 

 

RUNNING START:

Statewide program which allows eligible juniors and seniors to enroll in college level courses (numbered 100 and higher) at area community colleges to receive both high school and college credit.  Credit conversion: 5-quarter college credits equals 1.0 high school credit (normally transcribed as two .50 R/S courses) 

NEW MARKET VOCATIONAL SKILLS CENTER:

Cooperative vocational training programs offered to juniors and seniors. 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT/HONORS COURSES: (84% scored 3, 4 or 5 on AP tests)

  • English- English 9 (H), English 10 (H), AP English 11, AP English 12
  • Math- Algebra 2 (H), AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science
  • Social Studies- AP World History, AP US History,  AP Government/Politics, AP Economics, AP Psychology
  • Science- Chemistry(H)(offered 2012-2016), Biology (H)(offered 2012-2016), AP Biology(offered 2014, 2016), AP Environmental Science, AP Physics(B)(offered 2014-2016), AP Physics(C)(offered 2016), AP Physics 1(offered 2016-2017)
  • Foreign Language- AP Spanish 4