The Business Management program gives students hands on opportunities to experience business in the modern world. In addition to business studies, students will have opportunities to acquire finance, law and marketing skills in a professional setting. Upon completion of the sequence listed above students will have the opportunity to receive OSHA 10- Hour Industry Licensure, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification and paid business management experience in a real world work setting.
OPPORTUNITIES: PAID BUSINESS MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
CERTIFICATIONS: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) 10-HOUR GENERAL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATE, MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST (MOS)
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS IN AUDIO/VIDEO PRODUCTION
Creative Connections in Audio/ Video Production is about creative expression through the use of audio and visual elements. Graphics classes use the creation of artwork to teach the tools used in the graphics industries. Video production classes teach the art of filmmaking in concert with the technical aspects of scripting, filming, editing and distributing video presentations. In this area of study at Western Hills, students are truly encouraged to create from within.
CERTIFICATIONS: FINAL CUT PRO, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) CAREERSAFE
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL (IB)
Western Hills High School is the only school in the District to offer a range of programs by the International Baccalaureate: The Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the Career Related Certificate (IBCC). All three programs offer a rigorous project and inquiry based curriculum, which culminates in a research investigation of the student’s choice that combines their interests and their IB coursework. IB opens the door for college admission, scholarships and 24 hours of college credit.
OPPORTUNITIES: IB MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME, IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME, UP TO 24 HOURS OF COLLEGE CREDIT
CERTIFICATIONS: IB CAREER-RELATED CERTIFICATE
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
The fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics can open up an entire new world to students. In conjunction with Project Lead the Way, our S.T.E.M. students learn the fundamentals of engineering and work with leaders in the community in order to experience the importance of engineering and architecture to a global economy. Students are further prepared by applying science and mathematics to real-world problems and applications. This area of study is truly at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy.
CERTIFICATION: AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE, AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D, AUTODESK INVENTOR, AUTODESK REVIT ARCHITECTURE, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) CAREERSAFE
TEACHING & LEARNING
Students interested in pursuing a career in education have an incredible opportunity in our teaching internship program. It begins with courses designed to introduce students to various careers available in the education field as well as examine human development across the lifespan with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, emotional and social developmental milestones. This program culminates in a field-based internship at area elementary schools, providing experience while applying knowledge.
CERTIFICATIONS: EDUCATIONAL AIDE I, FIRST AID, HEARTSAVER CPR, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA) CAREERSAFE