Students are required to earn three units of credit in mathematics to graduate from Wheeling High School. One credit must be Algebra I and one must include geometry content.
Incoming freshmen begin with Algebra or Honors Geometry. Most sophomores will take Geometry. Some Geometry courses are paired with Robotics. As juniors, students either take an additional algebra course or move on to precalculus. Senior capstone courses include Advanced Placement Calculus and Advanced Placement Statistics; Dual Credit options in College Algebra, College Statistics, College Math: A Human Endeavor, or College Calculus 3/Differential Equations.
Students must earn at least two units of credit in science to qualify for graduation. Most students take Biology and Chemistry or Physical Science their first two years. Junior and senior year capstone courses can include Physics, Environmental Science, Advanced Biology, Zoology, Honors Nanoscience, or Honors Physics with Engineering or Manufacturing. Dual Credit opportunities are also available in Certified Nursing Assistant Training, or Human Anatomy and Physiology. Advanced Placement courses are offered, as well, in Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. Our Health Careers Pathway includes: Introduction to Health Careers, Medical Terminology and Certified Nurses Assistant Training.
All students are expected to have access to a graphing calculator throughout high school, most commonly the TI-84 or TI-83. School loaner calculators are available through a student’s math teacher.