ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Woodside High School, a Fully Accredited High School, is located in the northern end of Newport News (on the Newport News - York County line). Woodside opened its doors to students in September 1996, offering students a unique learning environment in that it contains three learning "houses" designed to break down the larger school into several smaller, more personal learning environments.
School experiences at Woodside empower students to embrace new challenges and explore diverse options as they craft their future in an ever changing society. To foster academic and social development, we embody five habits for success: reason, right, responsibility, respect, and resilience.
It is the goal of Woodside to develop graduates who are self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers, and community contributors.
The Wolverine Walk
The Wolverine Walk Consists of the 5 "R's":
Essential Learning at Woodside
Woodside Student Goals
- Establish a 3.0 GPA or increase my GPA by 10%
- Miss no more than 2 days each semester
- Participate in at least one school activity, sport, or club
- Attend at least one athletic event and one fine arts event each semester
National Board Certified Teachers
- Lorrie Blood, Math
- Sara Brandt, English
- Karen Heist, World Languages
- Bonnie Sousa, Media Specialist
- Erin Hudson, Social Studies
- Met the No Child Left Behind AYP Benchmarks
- Fully Accredited High School
- Made Newsweek's Magazine Top 500 Best High Schools in America List
- AAA State Girls' Softball Championship, 2001
- AAA State Basketball Champions for 2004 & 2005
The Center for Arts & Communication Magnet at Woodside High School
Woodside is also the home of Newport News Public School's Center for the Arts and Communications Magnet Program offering an educational opportunity designed to meet the needs of several different groups of students. For some, the magnet offers preparations for further education or training in the arts and communications, whether at a college or university, conservatory, specialized training program, or arts organization. Other students will enter the magnet to prepare for employment in the arts or communications right after high school. Some students will not necessarily be planning on careers in the arts or communications, but will be seeking the opportunity to pursue their love for these fields, an avocation that brings satisfaction and enjoyment to their lives. Learn more about the Center for the Arts and Communications Magnet Program at Woodside High School.