Commonly Used Terms
504 plan- an education plan that provides accommodations for students with disabilities
Academic Overdrive- academic assistance provided by teachers during lunch periods (4th, 5th and 6th periods). Students can sign up here. They will need to sign up before each help session
ADAP (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program)- completed as part of your student's Health course. This course must be completed in order for your student to obtain their driver's license. Certificates of completion are handed out in Health class
AP (Advanced Placement) Class- AP courses are more academically rigorous than Honors or on-level courses. They also give an extra quality point towards GPA (A=5.0, B=4.0, C=3.0). The academic standards of these courses are set by the CollegeBoard.
APEX- a program where students can recover credit for previously failed courses. Talk with your counselor for more details
CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education)- courses that can be taken to meet graduation requirements that are geared towards career readiness (example: Marketing Principles, Intro to Digital Technology, Culinary Arts, etc).
FVA (Forsyth Virtual Academy)- a online learning platform run by Forsyth County Schools that is often used to complete graduation requirements by WFHS students as an alternative to a classroom setting. See your student's counselor for more details
GAVS (Georgia Virtual School)- an online learning platform often used to complete graduation requirements by WFHS students as an alternative to a classroom setting. See your student's counselor for more details
GPA (Grade Point Average)- the cumulative numeric average of grades earned in high school (A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0)
IEP (Individualized Education Plan)- an education plan that provides accommodations and specialized instruction for students with disabilities
IE2- placed in a senior's schedule to indicate that this student is not in a class or on campus during the specified time
Waiver- when registration starts, students are recommended for their next level academic courses by their current academic teachers. A waiver is a contract signed by a student and their parent/guardian indicating their desire for the student to enroll in a course that was not recommended by their current content area teacher. This contract is binding and students may not unenroll in a course into which they have waivered
WFHS- West Forsyth High School
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