PARENTAL OVERRIDE POLICY
When a student fails to meet the prerequisites for taking a sequential course, the student is obligated to take an alternative course. In some extenuating circumstances, parents may formally request an override of the school’s recommendation or eligibility requirement for a course. In this instance, the student is allowed to take the preferred course with the understanding that the student will remain in said course for the entire school year.
After having a discussion with the recommending teacher, please click here to access the MATHEMATICS OVERRIDE FORM. You will not be able to fulfill the override request if that discussion hasn't occurred.
This department offers a wide variety of high quality, engaging classes to our students. We have different levels of courses with ambitious expectations to meet everyone's needs. It is crucial that both students and parents consider our recommendations for course placement seriously when it is time to make choices for the following year. Our recommendations are based upon the knowledge that an essential understanding of prerequisite skills and academic benchmarks are needed to ensure proper placement in a course that will appropriately challenge the student, while allowing them to find success. Please note: The courses taken elsewhere are for remedial or enrichment purposes only. They will not be recognized as a replacement for a course offered during the academic year at
Westford Academy. Important exchanges of ideas occur between classmates and teachers throughout the year, which are very important to the growth of our students. For this reason, students are not allowed to "place out" of courses.
Our courses are based on the strands outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and we prepare our students to do well on the MCAS by the end of their sophomore year.~ We pride ourselves on the top AP scores and SAT scores that our students have been able to achieve over the years. The course sequences, flow charts, and grade prerequisites can be obtained through the links on the left.
The members of this department at Westford Academy are dedicated professionals willing to help their students succeed. They will work around their schedules to make themselves available to give extra help to a student who requests the extra time needed to ensure they understand the concepts being taught. You can contact any member of this department by opening the link to faculty and staff on the left and accessing their email address.
Westford Academy sponsors a competitive American Computer Science Leaque (ACSL). Contact Mrs. Trehan for more information.