Wicksburg High School is a K-12 school nestled in the Western corner of Houston County, Alabama. WHS serves a rural community that takes tremendous pride in its school. Wicksburg’s population is growing, and the school’s excellent academic reputation is a large factor in that growth.
“Striving for Excellence,” the school’s motto, is embraced by faculty and students alike. Our elementary teachers use research-based, hands-on instruction to establish and improve Reading scores. Each student receives individualized attention and gains valuable social skills by working with other students in small groups. The successes of our elementary program have been phenomenal! Math is taught using the GO MATH! curriculum, which is based on repetition of concepts and encourages hands-on learning. Wicksburg's elementary curriculum also incorporates Music classes, Computer classes, along with daily Physical Education that enriches each student’s well-being and learning.
Students at the Middle School and High School levels follow a rigorous curriculum. Each student takes yearly courses in the core subjects of Math, Science, Social Studies, and English/Language Arts. Wicksburg also offers a variety of electives meant to supplement these core subjects. High School students have the opportunity to receive college-level credits by enrolling in honor's classes offered in several subjects. Dual-enrollment classes are also offered through local colleges for students who wish to get a head start on their collegiate career.
There are extracurricular activities in the Wicksburg community for students of every age. Elementary students can choose to participate in 4-H or join the 4-H Skeet Shooting Team, Boys’ or Girls’ Scouts, and a variety of youth league sports. Middle School students have the chance to join the band or the Junior Beta Club. High School students can join a variety of special-interest clubs and community service organizations including Key Club, Student Council, FFA, FCCLA, FBLA and Senior Beta Club. The award-winning Golden Regiment Band and the WHS Chorus provide superior exposure in performing arts. Both Middle and High School students may try out for athletic teams such as cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, football, softball, and baseball.
We welcome you to visit Wicksburg High School, home of the Panthers. We are continually “Striving for Excellence,” and it shows!