Friday, May 11, 2018

Summer US History at ACC and EOC Testing Information

Students taking and passing the ACC US History 1302 course will receive both high school and college credit.  Since ACC US History 1302 students will receive high school credit, they must also take and pass the US History EOC as part of their high school graduation requirement.  We acknowledge that the ACC US History 1302 first summer term course will not finish until July 5th; however, the TEA window is June 25 through the 28th. After the 28th, students will not be allowed to test again until the first week of December.

To minimize the amount of conflicts with other exams, Westwood and McNeil students will be testing at Westwood on Tuesday, June 26th.  In order to accommodate the amount of students taking the ACC US History 1302 course, we are asking students to sign up for a time slot to take the EOC.  Please click on the link below and register for a time slot. Registration will close at the end of the day June 12th.

If you have any questions, please email Raymond Snyder, Test Coordinator, at

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Senior Information Handout

Hello Seniors,

Graduation is upon us and we have lots of events planned for you.  You just received your senior survey email but the attachment below tells you all the things you need to know about all our events. Please read thoroughly and save/print a copy.

Senior Surveys


In order to receive your diploma, you must fill out both senior surveys. In total, it should take you know more than 5-10 minutes to complete. If they are not filled out on "diploma pick up day" your diploma will be withheld. 

If thats not enough motivation to fill them out, we are offering incentives to make sure you get them done ASAP! First, we will send your senior transcript to your college of choice for free upon graduation (I bet a lot of your schools are already sending you reminder emails to do filling out your surveys, you can check this item off your to do list, and we will do it automatically for you). Second, if you fill it out by May 15th, your name will be entered in to a raffle to win a prize. A prize you ask? Yes, we have everything you could possibly need for your dorm room. We have a microwave, a mini fridge, a Keurig Mini, 2 Amazon Fire tablets, 2 Roku Streaming sticks and 2 Amazon Fire TV sticks with Alexa voice control! All you have to do is fill out the 2 surveys below:

First Survey:

Second Survey:

Remember, you must fill out both by May 15th to be eligible for the raffle.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Girls State Interest Form Due by April 9th at 9am is the Girls State Website if you want to learn more about the program.

What is Girls State?
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State is a mythical 51st state where, for one week, participants, or “citizens”, organize their own city, county, and state governments. They elect their own officials, learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. Citizens introduce and debate their own bills in a mock legislature. The program concludes with a visit to the State Capitol building in Austin where the citizens are given an opportunity to sight-see and meet state officials.

This is open to only junior girls. Juniors were emailed the form they need to fill out. The form includes the dates that they would need to be available for them to participate. Westwood can only chose 4 students to send to interviews, so please fill the form out ASAP!

Friday, March 9, 2018

NACAC College Fair

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores, juniors and seniors to the National College Fair coming to Austin on April 10th from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Palmer Events Center. Register for free at

To see what colleges are attending, please visit and click on the Austin Fair.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Westwood HS ranks #15 in Texas for highest SAT scores!

We are number 15 in the state for highest average SAT scores and if you take out the private academies and non-9-12 high schools we are number 4! Great job students, parents and teachers for all your hard work!

Click here to look at the top 50 schools:

Monday, February 26, 2018

ADA Parent Night

When and Where: April 3rd @ 6pm in the Library Great Room

What: ADA Parent Night (students are encouraged to attend as well)

Students, if you receive services through Special Education or Section 504, you might be eligible to receive some services at college through the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

This night will provide you and your family general knowledge on how to navigate the college system. A presenter from ACC will be here to discuss multiple topics including the laws behind the services, differences between high school and college application process, the importance of self advocacy, the parents role, instructional difference and free resources on campuses.

Even though the presenter is from ACC, most of the information is pretty similar for all colleges. This night would be a great way to get an introduction into the college world of ADA....a great starting point for the exciting journey ahead!

We look forward to see you and contact Mrs Browning if you have any questions.

Monday, February 19, 2018

UT Summer Camps

First Bytes is a free week-long camp geared toward rising junior and senior girls;  Code Longhorn is a free week-long camp geared toward rising underrepresented junior and senior boys and girls;  UTCS Robotics Camp is a week-long, fee-based camp geared toward boys and girls entering 9th-12th grades.

The deadline for applying to First Bytes and Code Longhorn is Wednesday, March 23.

For a list of all summer programs (camps and internships) please click the tab on the right side of the screen titled "Summer Enrichment Opportunities."

Friday, February 16, 2018

Camp L.E.A.D

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program, which takes place July 24-27, 2018. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Your students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.
Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2018.
  • Academic Performance: student's high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.
  • Interest in Texas Tech: Applicants must be interested in enrolling at Texas Tech University.
  • Cost: Transportation, housing and event materials provided at no cost if admitted.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SFA Pre-Med Summer Camp for current Juniors

Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2018, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med "Lifestyle". This "head-start" will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.
Camp Highlights:
FREE Pre Med camp. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.
  • academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
  • exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
  • sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of "college life" and enjoy the facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.
While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2018) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Engineering Competition

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is calling on all 5th through 12th grade students to submit their engineering design concept for how a robot can help solve an everyday problem. Twelve prizes will be awarded: six for grades 5-8 and six for grades 9-12. The deadline to submit is 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 26. Learn more about how to apply to the design challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Texas Boys State

Boys State Criteria

In the actual selection of Boys State citizens, merit and ability alone are the basis for selection. Boys State is not a program for underprivileged boys nor is it a summer camp for recreation. American Legion Posts or other community-minded organizations often pay fees, or "tuition," with little to no expense to the young men.
We wish to secure equal delegate representation from all areas of the State of Texas; therefore, the Department Boys State Committee asks for one or more boy(s) from each accredited high school (public or private) to be nominated by the school to attend.

Characteristics of the "ideal" Boys Statesman

To be selected for nomination or appointment as a Texas Boys State delegate, the candidate must demonstrate:
  • Strong academic performance (e.g., a quick study) to thrive in this fast moving program
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills (e.g., gets along very well with others from all backgrounds)
  • Exhibited leadership (e.g., a leader of leaders)
  • Solid Oratorical skills (e.g., a persuasive speaker and confidence shown in group settings)
In addition, the candidate must:
  • be a male high school student
  • have successfully completed his junior year
  • have at least one semester remaining
  • have not previously attended Boys State
  • be recommended by his school officials
  • have parents’/guardians’ permission to attend
  • be certified by the sponsoring American Legion post, and
  • sign the Boys State Pledge
  • See Mrs Browning if you are interested