The Academy Program is a California Partnership Academy combining high quality academic instruction with work-based learning experiences. Students will focus on preparation for post-secondary and career opportunities in Information Technology, Game Design and Multimedia.
The Academy is a unique "school within a school" led by a team of enthusiastic and innovative instructors who plan together to create an integrated curriculum that focuses on the career theme of IT and Multimedia for students in grades 10-12. Participating students are offered a more specialized and personalized high school experience through this program. All courses are taught at a College Prep (CP) level by Westlake High School teachers on the Westlake High School campus. Two of the electives are taught at an Honors level.
9th grade (pre-Academy) courses: English 9CP, Programming 1 OR Computer Graphics (these classes are open to all students, although students who wish to join the Academy in 10th grade are highly encouraged to enroll in these courses).
10th grade courses: English 10 CP*, World History CP*, Game Design*
11th grade courses: English 11 CP*, US HistoryCP*, Digital Media Honors/ROP*
12th grade courses: English 12 CP*, Economics/Government CP* , Advanced Game Design Honors
*These classes will only have Academy students enrolled in them. All other courses will be taken with the general population.
The California Partnership Academy, a Career Technical Education (CTE) program, prepares students for Career and College readiness. Students who complete the Academy program will fulfill the requirements to apply to a 4-year college or university and will also have the skills necessary for entry level careers and additional post-secondary job training.
The 2015 Senior Academy class hosted WHS Alumni and Academy Advisory Member Tracie Karasik
who shared her college and professional experiences. Karasik owns TLK Multimedia