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Location & Contact Details

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Address:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Events Calendar

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Curriculum Guide

A complete listing of all West Catholic courses can be found in our Curriculum Guide. Departmental course offerings for each grade level can also be found in the Academic Departments section of our website.

Graduation Requirements

In compliance with the requirements set by the Michigan Non-Public School Accrediting Association and those of the Catholic Secondary School Board, West Catholic High School requires that students earn 24 credits prior to graduation. One credit hour is one full year of successful work in a course or subject.

SubjectsCredits
Religion4
English4
Maths4
Science3
Social Studies3
World Languages2
Health / Physical Education1
Computer Science / Engineering & Innovation, Media Arts & Design, Performing / Visual Arts1
Electives2

* Students may waive one semester of the required Physical Education requirement by successfully completing two athletic programs during the same school year, participating in Band for two years or by successfully completing 90 hours of athletic instruction/practice/competition of a pre-approved non-school program related to physical education/athletics/recreation under the supervision of a teacher/coach/personal trainer in an 18-week period of time. School Counseling will counsel registrants regarding this policy.

** Computer Science / Engineering & Innovation, Media Arts & Design, Performing / Visual Arts may include credits earned in any of the listed departments. Online courses, with the approval of the administration, may also be considered for this requirement and may also be used to fulfill a requirement in another discipline.

For assistance with tracking graduation requirements please see the Four Year Plan.

Dual Enrollment

Students who would like to take a class that we do not offer or who have exhausted our curriculum in a certain content area may qualify to receive funds from the State of Michigan for dual enrollment classes. Classes must be academic in nature and cannot be in the area of physical education or theology. Students/families will be responsible for any costs not covered by the funds from the State of Michigan.

Students who participate in dual enrollment are expected to follow the institution’s policies and school calendar. Grades earned in dual enrollment courses will be added to the West Catholic transcript and will be awarded bonus points (0.018 points per class). If a student fails a course, the State of Michigan will no longer provide funds and it will be the student/family’s responsibility to pay the entire bill. Due to FERPA, the college will only communicate directly with students, not the parents.

Grading Scale

GradePercentage
A+96.5 - 100%
A92.5 - 96.4%
A-89.5 - 92.4%
B+86.5 - 89.4%
B82.5 - 86.4%
B-79.5 - 82.4%
C+76.5 - 79.4%
C72.5 - 76.4%
C-69.5 - 72.4%
D+66.5 - 69.4%
D62.5 - 66.4%
D-59.5 - 62.4%
E0 - 59.4%
CRCredit
NCNo Credit
INCIncomplete