Academic Information

Grading Scale
The grading scale for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is:

97 - 100 =    A+
93 - 96 =      A
90 - 92 =      A-
87 - 89 =      B+
83 - 86 =      B
80 - 82 =      B-
77 - 79 =      C+
73 - 76 =      C
70 - 72 =      C-
67 - 69 =      D+
63 - 66 =      D
60 - 62 =      D-
Below 60 =   F

Academic Dean

Students who do not complete work will be referred to the Academic Dean for support services.  Students who are experiencing academic difficulty may request, or be referred for support services.  The Academic Dean will coordinate services to assist the student in the learning process. These services/interventions may include the following:

Feel free to contact our Academic Dean's on any issue that may affect the academic aspects of a student.  



Resource Room - The Learning Center (Room 205)

Students who have study halls may ask for a pass to attend the Learning Center,our academic resource room.  This will enable our students the opportunity to receive additional enrichment and academic support from certified teachers.

Often,our National Honor Society students provide peer tutoring after school for 30 minutes in Room 250.  There is no need to sign up, but it may be useful to check with Ms. Jovasevic at or Ms. Sikora at to make sure tutors are available. 


Students simply can stop in and should be able to receive assistance from another student.  In addition, students may complete a tutor request form if they would like a peer tutor during a study hall.  While not every request may be granted, we will do our best to find a tutor during study hall whenever possible.  Tutor request forms can be picked up from a school counselor, the academic director, or from the Student Support Services office, Room 235.  Also,some staff members provide tutoring after school in the Learning Center(Room 205) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 3:30 p.m.  There is no costs associated with tutoring.

Late Work Policy
It is the Academic Policy that all coursework be completed.  However, it is also the philosophy of Nathan Hale High School that all course work should be submitted in a timely fashion.  All teachers will have the expectation that students will meet work due dates set by the individual teachers.  Each teacher will have an individual late work policy, but it should be noted that students handing in coursework past the established due date may be assessed a point/grade reduction.  It is the student’s responsibility to record missing work, and it is the responsibility of the student to approach the teacher after an absence to request any missed coursework for every excused day of absence.  Students will be held accountable for due dates, assignments, tests, and quizzes assigned before the date of the absence.

Academic Achievement Policy
Students reach their full academic potential at Nathan Hale High School by proficiently completing all course work assigned in each class.

  • Students and parents share the responsibility of working with school staff to ensure all course work is completed.

  • Teachers will notify students who are missing course work.

  • Freshmen will keep a daily record of assignments/homework for each class in their school-issued assignment notebook.

  • Students are expected to be actively engaged in all class learning activities (e.g. no sleeping in class, letter writing, off-task behavior, etc.).

  • In addition to using the school-wide computer program to record grades, teachers may develop a method of recording all course work (e.g. assignment notebook, three-ring binder of assignments, etc.) so students can retrieve information regarding missing course work.  It is the responsibility of the student to know how to retrieve missing work in each class.

  • Teachers will provide students with eight grade reports a year, including progress reports, quarter grades, and semester grades.

  • Parents should attend Open House to familiarize themselves with the teachers and the expectations of the classes.  Moreover, parents are expected to read each newsletter to keep track of important information and to attend parent-teacher conferences to receive report cards and to be notified of their child’s progress.

  • Teachers and counselors will refer to the Academic Director those students who do not complete all course work because of difficulty understanding the material or task.

  • Students who fail to participate in the improvement services because of poor behavioral choices will face consequences, such as Weekend School, detentions, etc.

  • Students will be able to hand in late course work for the quarter for credit determined by the teacher.  If a student hands in poor quality work or work that does not meet the criteria of the assignment, the teacher may require the student to re-submit the assignment until it meets basic standards.

  • If a student is not completing assignments in a class and the coach is made aware of the situation, the student is not eligible to compete or perform in sports or extra-curricular activities until all course work is completed.