Academics

High School - Grades 9 - 12

GW Community School offers an innovative college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes application of knowledge, not merely assimilation of information. Courses are student-centered and designed to equip students with the skills they will need to succeed in life and in institutes of higher learning.  Students participate in community service activities and benefit by having members of the community participate in school activities.

Courses & Classes

Honors Courses

Our honors course offerings usually include: Astrophysics, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Geometry and all levels of English.  Honors courses vary year-to-year depending on student need.  Honors courses courses at GWCS are not weighted differently than any other courses.

Advanced Placement Courses

Our AP course offerings usually include: U.S. History, Government, Environmental Science, Computer Science Principles, and Calculus AB.  AP courses vary year-to-year depending on student need.  Advanced Placement courses at GWCS are not weighted differently than any other courses.  Students may register for and take AP exams even if that course is not offered during the current school year.

Grading System

The school year consists of four quarters.  Up to date grades are communicated weekly to parents and students via emailed status reports.  Report cards are emailed to parents and students at the end of each quarter.  Final grades are comprised of quarterly grades, midterms and finals. GWCS does not record class rank. 

Graduation Requirements

GWCS curriculum meets or exceeds Virginia's Standards of Learning.