Test scores for Wheeler High School have been above average for many years. When comparing the 2005 ISTEP+ scores for grade 10 math, Wheeler ranks in the top five among twenty-two local schools. When comparing the 2005 ISTEP+ scores for grade 10 English/language arts, Wheeler is ranked fifth among twenty-two local schools.
Wheeler High School offers education in three different foreign languages. These languages are Spanish, German, and French. More languages were offered in previous years, but because of the small size of the school, the lack of interest among the students caused the discontinuation of the subjects.
Law Enforcement Career Academy This program is held at Wheeler High School and is available to all juniors and seniors. The program is intended for students wishing to pursue careers in Police, Courts, or Corrections. Students at all area schools are allowed to enroll. The students can also receive three college credits from Vincennes University.
Cisco Regional Networking Academy This program was offered at Wheeler High School and is available to junior and senior students from all area schools. The students learn how to design, build, and maintain computer networks. After completion of the two-hundred and eighty hour program, the students are prepared to take a standardized test to become a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA). This certification increases their employment opportunities. This program has since moved to Hobart High School in Hobart, Indiana.
Choir The choir performs at many local and statewide competitions every year. There is also a Show Choir. They also travel to Orlando, Florida every four years to perform at Disney World. The choir also puts on an annual performance called the "Madrigal Dinner." This dinner includes the high school and middle school choirs and features a round table of medieval characters.
Band The school band performs at half time of all school football games and during timeouts and between quarters at basketball games. The band also competes at competitions. They earned a "superior" ranking at the 2008 Music in the Parks competition. The band performs at several concerts throughout the year as well.
Art Department The Wheeler High School art department features classes such as drawing, ceramics, art, sculpture, and jewelry making.
Bearcat Theatre Company Bearcat Theatre Company puts on 4 shows a year, A Fall Musical for High School, a Winter Show for Middle School, A Spring Play for the High School, and a Community production during the summer. Our past season included such titles as, "Little Shop of Horrors", "Txt U Later", "Don't Drink The Water", and "Steel Magnolias" This year we are producing "A Wonderful Life: The Musical", "Disney's The Little Mermaid", "Number the Stars" and "The Wizard of Oz" Visit www.bearcattheatre.com for more information.