Academy Recruiting going on now for next yearTop of Page
The Business Technology Academy is a three year technology and career program where students share the same 3 or 4 teachers, participate in our mentor program, club activities, enjoy field trips to four year colleges and many businesses in our area, extra tutorial opportunities and many other activities. Additionally, college credit is awarded to students earning a C or better in their CTE technology courses.
Recruiting and interviewing for current freshman (sophomores next year) will continue through early spring for any remaining slots we might have available. See Mr. Campos in Room C12 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** There are also a few available spaces for students who will be juniors next year. Please see Mr. Campos for an application.
The Woodside High School Business Technology Academy is a school within a school. The Academy is a smaller learning community made up of dedicated teachers working collaboratively. The core subjects taught within the Business Academy include: Math, Social Studies, English and various CTE courses including Intro to Computer Applications and Web Design & Development. As a California Partnership Academy, our academy falls under the Business Technology Career Pathway, with an emphasis on Information Technology. Each year also has a focus. During sophomore year, students are encouraged to develop their computer application skills, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint in their English, Math, Intro to Computer Applications, and Social Studies classes while exploring post-secondary options. The junior year is focused on career and college research in collaboration with mentors and learning how to use Photoshop, Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver in Web Design & Development. Students continue to advance in their four core subject areas and emphasize research skills along with advanced web design. The senior year in the academy is focused on advanced web design and completion of the Senior Thesis.
Our academy has various Articulation Agreements in place with the local community colleges that allow students to earn college credit for their CTE courses, which are transferable to four year colleges. In addition to the all-school graduation on Bradley Field each year, Academy students also participate in a more intimate ceremony in the PAC where they are personally recognized for their accomplishments and awards are presented. We have been lucky enough to also have the pleasure of presenting the Edward F. and Vera Z. Harris college scholarship to a small handful of deserving graduates.
Jose Campos, Social Studies, Michael Moses, Math, Eric Ettlin, Animatoin, Lexie Pretto, English,
Lynn Emrick, Intro to Computer Applications & Web Design & Developement/CTE,
Jenny Ortez, Social Studies, Rachel Bycer, English
Academy Graduation with student speeches, special recognitions and college scholarshipsTop of Page
Ropes Course at Fort Miley, team building activity, Sophomores
Intel Computer History Museum (tour and group activity), Juniors
CAL CPA panel discussion at Canada College, Juniors
Box field trip - Seniors
School Wide Haunted House put on by all grade levels
Mentor Match Up Breakfast, Juniors
DPR field trip, Sophomores
UC Berkeley field trip, Sophomores
CSM Career Pathways field trip, Sophomores
Round Tables with local business employees, Juniors
Electronic Arts Presentation, Juniors
Shadowing Mentors, Juniors
VMWare (cloud storage company) field trip, all grade levels
San Jose State University tour, Sophomores
DPR field trip, Juniors
Bay Area Computer Science Fair
Computer Science Fair, Sophomores
United Airlines, Seniors
Career Fair, Juniors
UC Santa Cruz tour, Juniors
Oracle problem solving and competition event , Sophomores
Mentor End of Year Breakfast, Juniors
Tesla Panel Presentation, all grade levels
Google, all grade levels
Welcome event for next year's incoming students
BTA & Green Academy Graduation in the PAC, Seniors
United Airlines Field Trip (tour of hangars, including engineering & maintenance, tour of plane during inspection check, speakers from various departments including engineering, college intern & maintenance)Top of Page
VM Ware field trip with a campus tour, various speakers and high tech interactive activitiesTop of Page
Students visit Facebook for a tour and panel discussion about education and careersTop of Page