Whitehall Memorial High School

Course Offerings and Descriptions

Students and Families of Whitehall School District:

Welcome to the 2019-2020 edition of the Whitehall Schools course offerings and descriptions. Please look it over carefully. It is important that you spend time studying and reflecting on your future educational plans as you make your course selections and plans for high school.

Develop a 4 year plan and choose accordingly. Please choose only those classes that you fully intend to take.

For a brief description of courses being offered, use this catalog. For more detailed information, please consult the department instructors, school counselor, our administrators, or registrar. It is important that you understand what courses must be taken and what the requirements are both for high school graduation at Whitehall and/or the individual college or university you intend to enroll after graduation.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for students at Whitehall High School do not necessarily meet the admission requirements of technical colleges and universities. If students have questions about classes or want to review current college or university admission requirements, please consult with the school counselor.

Students are required to schedule a minimum of eight credits. Most semester long classes earn ½ credit. One of the 9 periods is Academic and Career Planning and one class can be a study hall. You should also request some elective classes as alternates.

All students are required to have a minimum of 26 credits* for graduation. The following are required credits:

  • 4.0 Credits in English
  • 3.0 Credits in Math * (Algebra 1 and Geometry Required)
  • 3.0 Credits in Science *
  • 3.0 Credits in Social Studies*(U.S. History and American Government are required)
  • 1.5 Credits in Physical Education*(may substitute ½ credit extra curricular sport participation)
  • 0.5 Health
  • 0.5 Finance*(sophomore, junior, or senior year)

The remaining credits are taken through elective coursework.


It is the policy of the school district that no person be denied admission to any public school in this district or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any curricular, extracurricular, pupil service, recreational or other program or activity because of the person’s sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability as required by section 118.13 of the statutes. This policy also prohibits discrimination as defined by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of the 1972 (sex), Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 (race, color, national origin), section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (handicap), Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (disability). The district shall provide appropriate educational services or programs for students who have been identified as having a handicap or disability, regardless of the nature or severity of the handicap or disability. The district shall also provide for the reasonable accommodation of a student’s sincerely held religious beliefs with regard to examinations and other academic requirements. Request for religious accommodations shall be made in writing and approved by the building principal.

Para los estudiantes y las familias que hablan español, puede hacer clic en el siguiente enlace y el manual se traducirá al español.