Monthly Archives: June 2016

GWUOHS Parent Newsletter June 2016

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

GWUOHS-GWU Dual Enrollment Opportunity

GWUOHS Rising Seniors,

As you are planning your schedule for the upcoming senior year, a reminder that GWUOHS offers Dual Enrollment with GWU.  This is done through the GWU Office of non-degree students.  Specifically, for this fall we are sharing with you information on enrollment in the course Introduction to Sociology.

Introduction to Sociology is a hybrid course and does require both online and in person availability on the GWU Foggy Bottom campus. The course offers a “broad overview of sociological imagination as a way of understanding social issues and personal experience; sociology’s place among the social sciences; basic elements of sociological perspectives”.

If you are interested please join us for an information session Friday, July 29th at 2pm.  A reminder message will be sent with the link to join the session as the date gets closer.

Please note our Dual Enrollment Policy below and also found in the Student/Parent Handbook.

Dual Enrollment Policy Full-time students can take dual credits in their junior and senior years, meaning students are dually enrolled with GWUOHS and at a college or university. – Before enrolling in a concurrent program, students should receive authorization from academic administration to ensure the credits will transfer via the pre-approval form found on the GWUOHS website. – Students seeking dual enrollment need to provide a course description outlining credit value that will be earned for approval. Failure to do so CAN result in the course not transferring. – Academic administration will approve the course for the student, and the Registrar will note the pre-authorization in its records. – Number of credits awarded for each college course taken will be determined on a case-by-case basis. – Only credits that have been pre-approved as counting toward the GWUOHS diploma will be awarded on the official transcript. These courses will include the college name on the high school transcript. If other college courses not pre-approved have been taken by the student, they will not appear on the transcript. – Dual enrollment courses are not covered as a part of GWUOHS tuition costs. Any tuition or course fees required by the college or university are the responsibility of the student/family. Students should be aware that dual enrollment will not always count as college credit at other postsecondary institutions. Students should check college policies on transfer credits. GWUOHS reserves the right to accept, review, revoke, and/or hold any transfer credits from previous schools when it determines necessary to preserving the academic integrity of the school.


Class of 2016

Graduation Weekend is just around the corner!  We are so proud of the Class of 2016.  This has been a record setting class in many ways including:

  • $2,769,990+ total in scholarships and awards
  • 4 students accepted to The George Washington University (each receiving The Presidential Academic Scholarship)

Next year our seniors are headed off to the following colleges/ universities and we wish them all the best:

  • Bard College
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Earlham College
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Global College at Long Island University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Marist College
  • Maryland Institute & College of Art
  • McDaniel College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Penn State University
  • Roger Williams University
  • Simmons College
  • The George Washington University
  • The New School
  • University of California- San Diego
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maryland- Baltimore County
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Tennessee- Knoxville
  • University of Waterloo
  • Virginia Institute of Technology

All seniors should request (via eScript) to have their final transcripts sent to the college/ university that they will be attending, at the end of the spring term.

A few reminders as we prepare for graduation weekend:

  • Seniors who have been invited to present their Capstone projects to GWU and K12 Inc. stakeholders, should check with Mrs. Beasley to verify their presentation time. You and your guests are asked to arrive no later than fifteen minutes early.
  • On graduation day, students are asked to arrive to the 3rd floor lobby of the Marvin Center no later than 11:30 am. You should come dressed in your cap and gown.  We will not have extra caps and gowns available for loan.  Upon arrival, you will be given your appropriate concentration stole and lined up in appropriate order.
  • The graduation ceremony will be broadcast online. As soon as that link becomes available, it will be shared with you via kmail.
  • Diplomas and stoles will be mailed to those students who will not be attending our graduation ceremony. Students should expect to receive those 1-2 weeks after the actual ceremony.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Orrin Hatch


Spring Final Exam Schedule

Final exams begin next week.  The schedule listed below is recommended, however students may take their exams in any order, provided they are completed within the week.

Monday, June 20th:                  English/ World Language

Tuesday, June 21st:                  History

Wednesday, June 22nd:            Math

Thursday, June 23rd:                Science

Friday, June 24th:                     Electives

GWUOHS Class of 2016 Graduation Weekend Save the date for GWUOHS Graduation Weekend 2016 at the GWU Foggy Campus in Washington DC.

  • Saturday, June 25th
  • Capstone Presentations
  • Time: TBA
  • Sunday, June 26th
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Time: 1pm

2016-2017 School Year

Re-enrollment has begun for the 2016-2017 school year.  We want to make sure GWUOHS families are aware of the re-enrollment incentives currently being offered:

  • Families who re-enroll by May 31, 2016 will receive $1000 off tuition.
  • Families who re-enroll between June 1st June 30th, 2016 will receive $500 off tuition.
  • Families who refer a family to GWUOHS, will receive a $1000 tuition credit, once the newly referred family has been enrolled for a full school term.

GWUOHS Summer Academy

It’s not too late to sign up for the GWUOHS Summer Academy.  Sessions include:

  • ACT/ SAT Bootcamp
  • AP Course Prep
  • College Admissions Essay Writing Workshop
  • College Admissions Interview Workshop
  • Law Camp
  • STEM Camp

Sign-up will end on June 30th.  Please visit the following link to enroll:


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