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WiloStar High School Graduation and College Counseling Center

WiloStar3D Academy grads are well prepared for whatever direction they decide to take. WiloStar helps with the college application process and to ensure that appropriate high school courses are scheduled along the way to meet projected college goals.

Immersive Curriculum for Creative Learners

Students create, learn and interact with WiloStar’s immersive learning virtual worlds.

Graduation and College Information

Credits from other accredited high school programs as well as public high schools will be accepted on an individual basis. All graduating seniors must complete a rigorous individual senior project pulling together all integrated curriculum skills learned during their academic time here at WiloStar3D.
 
NOTE: Students graduating from our school must complete their entire senior year with us-
(6 credits or 25% of their high school requirements.)
 
Credits Needed to Graduate: 24
English
4
History
4
Math
4
Science
4
PE
3
Electives
5
 
 
 

Graduation Info

Credits from other accredited high school programs as well as public high schools will be accepted on an individual basis. All graduating seniors must complete a rigorous individual senior project pulling together all integrated curriculum skills learned during their academic time here at WiloStar3D.

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WiloStar3D Academy allows qualifying juniors and seniors the opportunity to participate in dual enrollments at their local community colleges. Students must be in good academic standing with WiloStar and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Many local community colleges establish their own admissions requirements so we suggest you research this at their college website. Credits earned at the local community college will be added to the official high school transcript. If a student wishes to apply a dual enrollment college course to a WiloStar graduation requirement, we evaluate that on a case by case basis.

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Graduation Project

 
 All WiloStar3D Academy graduating seniors are required to complete a final graduation project. The full instructions may be found at this link. You will need to carefully think about what you will be working on and time this out so you have it done by May 1rst.
 
GRADUATION PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
In addition to successful completion of all course requirements, students must also complete a culminating graduation project. The purpose of this project is for students to demonstrate they are able to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and to communicate significant knowledge and understanding of the concepts learned while a student at WiloStar3D Academy.
 
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Review the list of approved graduation projects and select one that meets your interests and/or career goals.
2. Email your selection for final approval.
3. Complete all requirements of the graduation project. You may choose different ways to do your project. This includes writing a research paper,  creating a Wiloworlds presentation, video demonstrations, etc.
4. Maintain a copy of all components of the graduation project until you have been approved for graduation.
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Each year, WiloStar recognizes the graduating class by sponsoring a very nice virtual commencement in Wiloworlds. Grads get to wear avatar caps and gowns, march down the virtual aisle and even pick up their diplomas. There are some short speeches from the teachers and the graduating class.
 
Each graduating senior is more than welcome to invite up to 4 guests to attend if they would like to download Wiloworlds and come in from a remote location. If you do want guests to attend you will need to email me directly with their names by May 1rst. We will then email you with download instructions to provide them directly from your end and also be responsible for making sure they have the audio app working before the big day. Otherwise, you may want to have family members simply gather around your computer to watch the event.
 
 Then, we mail out the professionally printed diploma in the mail for your own special family celebration or dinner. The mailing is timed to arrive on or the day before the virtual ceremony.  In past years, some families have also purchased their own graduation announcements to mail out to family and friends as well. It’s also fun for grads to wear a cap and gown for the virtual ceremony and at the end you can take a picture of them holding the ‘real’ diploma we mail out. Our school colors are royal blue and white. 
 
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SAT Prep

 
WiloStar3D recommends that juniors look into taking the SAT as early as the fall of their junior year.Many local community colleges do not require students take the SAT and if you intend on starting out at the local community college then we suggest you check with the local admissions office to check their enternace requirements. Many of our WiloStar grads start out at the local commuinty college and then transfer to a four year school. This is a great way to get college level classes under your belt. If you do plan on applying directly to a four year college it’s very important to investigate the colleges you are interested in. Read about their entrance requirements and do your homework. All four year colleges require either the SAT or ACT. Here is some great info on how to sign up and take the SAT.
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WiloStar recommends college bound seniors sign up for an account at the Common App site. The Common app is a great way to submit your college applications,  but also allows WiloStar to submit official transcripts and teacher recommendation letters simulatinusly to all colleges you are interested in. WiloStar teachers and counselors have an account where we can securely submit the needed documentation for your college applications.

You can sign up at this link.

 

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WiloStar3D Academy students have been accepted to over 140 colleges throughout the nation. Here is a partial listing of colleges our students have been accepted to:

Liberty University

Gulf Coast University

Arizona State University
Bowling Green State University
University of Alabama
Duke University
Georgia Tech
New York University
Notre Dame
Purdue University
Rice University
Rutgers University
Stanford University
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Michigan State University
University of Oklahoma
University of Ohio
Cal Arts
Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts
Ft. Lauderdale Institute of Art and Photography
Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
The School of Visual Arts (NYC)

Mississippi State

Missouri State

Louisiana State University
University of Washington
Washington State University
University of Oregon
Colorado State University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Dixie State University
Brigham Young University-Idaho
San Diego State University
Cal State Long Beach
Cal State San Luis Obispo
College of San Mateo California
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts
Purdue University
University of Florida
The University of Florida-St. Thomas
Florida State University
The University of Minnesota-St. Paul

Interactive Learning

WiloStar’s online virtual school program is designed to give students a healthy online learning environment where they can interact with their peers and teachers during the school day. Students have live class meetings and online study hall requirements.

Learning Accommodations

WiloStar believes in treating each student as an individual and respecting their unique needs. We are one of the very few virtual schools that make learning accommodations for students! Incoming students are given appropriate placement screening and an ILP is created.

Problem Solvers

WiloStar staff and faculty believes there is no problem that can’t be solved. The key here is communication. If a parent sees something is not working for the student there at home, they let us know and we mobilize to find ways to adapt the learning and find solutions that will help the student.

Stellar Support

The WiloStar Student Support team is at the ready to help with extra tutoring, counseling and tech support. For struggling students, we offer several strategies to help get back on track. For techincal issues, we have a skilled and dedicated team ready to help solve your issues.

Learning Stations

Students enrolled in the WiloStar3D Academy learn how to build, design, and code their virtual levels and regions. One strategy WiloStar uses to help students engage in learning is our Learning Pathways.  Learning Pathway builds are embedded in all WiloStar courses and modules. 

This is a screenshot of a gallery walk.

Learning Progression

Learning Pathway builds are Embedded in all WiloStar courses and modules. Each student Learning Pathway region has 12 building stations. Teachers assign building projects for each station along the pathway. Students share, present and do peer evaluations for visitors to their stations.