COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS
Exeter-West Greenwich is like no other public high school in Rhode Island. Reminiscent of many private schools, the EWG High School campus is situated on 40 acres of deciduous forest in rural West Greenwich, yet conveniently located just off route 95. EWG is a small high school with a student population of about 500 students and a student to teacher ratio of approximately 10:1. EWG High School is highly rated, earning a place in the top ten of many “best school” lists year after year, proving to be one of the best high schools in Rhode Island.
EWG High School has many College and Career Pathways available to students, but 3 have been RIDE approved for external enrollment allowing students from around the state to apply to attend here at no cost to parents. We have limited space available in these programs, so APPLY TODAY!
The Agricultural Science pathway allows students to prepare for agricultural science careers with hands-on learning. The agricultural pathway meets the needs of individual students while encouraging all students to meet higher expectations. This pathway fosters teamwork, leadership, and skills that students will need in agricultural science to be successful in the workplace or while in college. During freshman year, students will explore agricultural careers and be introduced to the supervised agricultural experience. Students, throughout their time at EWG, will also have the opportunity to test for industry certificates in OHSA and Sustainability.
In future years students will choose electives to continue the pathway. Our current offerings include Wildlife Management, Horticulture, Introduction to Animal and Veterinary Science (for URI credit) and Biotechnology.
FFA is a component of the Agriculture Science Pathway that will begin in 9th grade. EWG has a history of being an award-winning chapter on both the State and National levels. Students who choose to be in the FFA may elect to continue membership throughout their high school career and may choose to compete in State and National competitions in the categories of leadership, animal science, and or plant science. For more information on the FFA visit the National FFA Organization website.
As a Computer Science for Rhode Island school district, we are committed to providing high-quality computer science learning experiences to all students. The field of computer science education has come a long way in just a few years. Computer Science (CS) gives students opportunities to be creators — not just consumers — in the digital economy and to be active citizens in our technology-driven world. CS can also help foster computational thinking skills that are relevant to many disciplines and careers, such as breaking a large problem into smaller ones, recognizing how new problems relate to problems already solved, setting aside details of a problem that are less important, and identifying and refining the steps needed to reach a solution. Our economy is rapidly shifting, and both educators and business leaders are increasingly recognizing that computer science (CS) is a “new basic” skill necessary for economic opportunity. Up to 16 credits in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island can be earned as part of the Information Technology Specialist program.
The Visual Arts Pathway endeavors to not only recognize significant artistic achievement but to challenge its boundaries. Each student is a unique individual whose learning experience is as exciting to the teacher as it is to the learner.
The EWG Art program is frequently called the mouse who roars... having one of the highest acceptance rates into top art colleges in the state and the US. We are in a competitive territory with RISD in our backyard, and dovetail with its facilities and philosophy; it's the learner who is the high-level work in progress, not specific artworks. Our students are frequently referred to as strong, fearless risk takers by the art colleges who receive them. EWG Art students don't just get accepted, they thrive..
“My school is filled with some of the most caring and kind teachers, students, and administrators. Around every corner is a smiling face, and in every classroom, students can find a kind-hearted teacher ready to help with anything. Whether a student is having a problem in school or outside of school, or even if they just need somebody to talk to, there is always a student or teacher that is willing to help them out. I am proud to be a part of such a close-knit community...our core values are very important, and there is a huge emphasis on being kind to others.” Alum
“The teachers all go above and beyond to help students by staying after school, holding workshops, and giving individual attention to make sure all kids have the opportunity to learn.” Parent of a current student
"You didn't just open doors, which you did, you showed me doors I didn't know existed." RISD Graduate, EWG Alum
"I often reflect on the events, decisions, and opportunities that brought me to where I am today. I find that more often than not, how I got to where I am today all stems from EWG. The support that faculty and staff provided to me during my transitional college years played a crucial role in my college success. The EWG network of alumni have opened many many doors for me and also helped me get to where I am today. If I didn’t play softball in high school I would not have attended the New England Student Leadership Conference. If I didn’t attend that conference, I would not have had the connections to get an opportunity to intern at the URI College of Engineering. If I didn’t have that internship I would not have found my passion for higher education and I would not be pursuing my M.Ed in Higher Education Counseling. If my EWG friends did not push me to go out on the night of January 27th I would not have met my boyfriend of 3 years and I would not be moving to Mass in a few months to start a life with him. If EWG was not part of my story then I would be writing an entirely different book, by an entirely different author." Alum
“Great teachers who really care about their students. Really small classes put you closely in touch with your teachers and help is always available if you need it!” Alum
“The academic level of achievement of the students at this school is quite high, which is a direct indication of the caliber of the teachers there.” Parent of an Alum
“I personally love this school. As a transfer student I love how close every student is. The Teachers take individual approaches for students’ successes and will assist in any way to help you succeed.” Alum
“The class size is small allowing for strong 1:1 support as needed. The students genuinely care for each other and are integral to the success of their classmates. It is a nurturing environment.” Parent of an Alum
“EWG gave me the tools I needed to be successful in life. The mentoring I received there made a real difference, paving the way for my successful career in Information Technology.” Alum