Learn about our advanced academics, department information, service learning, grading, and more.
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Please review the videos and materials for details on our course offerings. This information will be instrumental during academic advising and course selection in January, February and March.
The Advanced Placement (AP) program provides rigorous academic college preparatory coursework in the major subject fields. Courses are offered in English, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Languages, Math, Performing Arts and Fine Arts.
AVID is an academic program designed to increase the rigor of coursework taken by West Potomac students. Every AVID student is in at least one pre-AP, honors or full AP class. AVID provides structure and support to students taking those advanced courses.
Governor’s School is a challenging and enriching Virginia program designed for highly motivated students who are looking for a challenging summer experience.
Grading and Reporting
Learn about our grading philosophy, common grading language, and grading scales.
Entrusting students with the responsibility of upholding and contributing to an atmosphere of mutual respect, honesty, and fairness. The honor code is essential to preserve the good name and the integrity of the West Potomac Community.
GRADING AND REPORTING
FCPS is committed to consistent grading regulation and practices where grades are an accurate reflection of student learning.
Requirements for graduation differ depending on the year the student entered high school for the first time.
A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation.
Enrollments in the Academy elective course offerings will provide students with career and academic preparation for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.
- Falls Church
- West Potomac (shares a campus with our school)