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Business Technology Course Descriptions

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ThClick to select an picture...e 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.
 
Meet the Teachers

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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
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Academy Graduation with student speeches, special recognitions and college scholarships

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BTA Graduation 2019
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Class of 2019 After High School Plans

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Where our students will go in the fall of 2019:
  • 1 student will attend Menlo College
  • 1 student will attend Sonoma State University
  • 1 student will attend Notre Dame De Namur University
  • 1 student will attend San Francisco State University
  • 1 student will attend Humbolt State University
  • 1 student will attend Mt. San Antonio College
  • 1 student will attend Pasadena City College & then plans to transfer to UC Santa Barbara
  • 11 students will attend Canada College
  • 5 students will attend College of San Mateo
  • 5 students will attend Foothill College
  • 2 students will attend DeAnza College
  • 1 student will attend Fresno City College
  • 1 student is enlisted in the US Marine Corp.
  • 1 student will work as an apprentice at a tattoo shop
Fields of Study after graduation:
  • Police Officer
  • Software Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Business & Psychology
  • Architecture or Business
  • Cosmetology
  • Nursing
  • Art/Graphic Design
  • Psychology & Art
  • Veterinarian Technician
  • Veterinarian Medicine
  • Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Computer Science & Business Tech
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business (general)
  • Business Management
  • Apparel Merchandising & Design
  • Accounting
  • Kinesiology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Acting
Class of 2018 After High School Plans

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Where our students will go in the fall of 2018:
  • 2 students will attend the University of San Francisco
  • 1 student will attend San Jose State University
  • 1 student will attend Chico State
  • 9 students will attend Canada College
  • 1 student will attend Columbia College, Chicago
  • 1 student will attend Foothill Community College
  • 3 students will attend College of San Mateo
  • 1 student will attend Chabot Community College
  • 1 student will attend Skyline Community College
  • 1 student will attend University of Mary
  • 1 student will attend Dominican University of California
  • 1 student will join the Army
  • 2 are undecided
Fields of Study after graduation:
  • Computer Science
  • Critical Diversity Studies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fire Science
  • Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • Machine Learning
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Psycology
  • Fashion
  • Construction Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Technology / Industry
  • Kinesiology
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Communications
  • Nursing
  • Real Estate
  • Economics
 
Mentors and Mentees get together for end of year celebration

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Mentors and Mentees end of year breakfast class of 2020
Business Academy Events and Activities

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September - 
  •  Ropes Course at Fort Miley, team building activity, Sophomores
October
  • 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
November  -
  • Mentor Match Up Breakfast, Juniors
  • DPR field trip, Sophomores
  • UC Berkeley field trip, Sophomores
  • CSM Career Pathways field trip, Sophomores
January -
  • Facebook, Seniors
February - 
  • Symposium, Sophomores
  • Round Tables with local business employees, Juniors
  • Electronic Arts Presentation, Juniors
  • Shadowing Mentors, Juniors
  • VMWare (cloud storage company) field trip, all grade levels
March -
  • 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
April -
  • UC Santa Cruz tour, Juniors
  • NASA, Sophomores
May -  
  • 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)

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VM Ware field trip with a campus tour, various speakers and high tech interactive activities

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Students visit Facebook for a tour and panel discussion about education and careers

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Facebook Tour -  Students in front of Facebooks giant movie screen
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Facebook Tour - Students write on a message board
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Facebook Tour - Students entering Facebooks game room
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Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
Facebook Tour - Students inside Facebooks game room
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Facebook Tour
Facebook Tour - Students participating in Panel Discussion with Facebook Employees
Facebook Tour - Students participating in Panel Discussion with Facebook Employees
Computer Science Fair - Speakers, Demonstrations, Hands-on Events, Prizes

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Annual Career Fair @ Skyline College where students practice their interviewing skills with professionals around the Bay Area and learn about the business world

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Practice Interview for the Business Technology Academy students
Practice Interviews for the Business Technology Academy students
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Student Interviews at the Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students at Skyline College
Career Fair for the Business Technology Academy students at Skyline College
Ropes Course Team Building in Fort Miley

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Ropes Course Class of 2021
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Business Technology Academy, students during our Ropes Course activity at Fort Miley, Class of 2018
Business Technology Academy, students during our Ropes Course activity at Fort Miley, Class of 2018
Business Technology Academy, students during our Ropes Course activity at Fort Miley, Class of 2018
Business Technology Academy, students during our Ropes Course activity at Fort Miley, Class of 2018
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Haunted House Fund Raiser

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Haunted House Oct 2018
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Mentor Match Up Breakfast

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Mentor Match Up Breakfast class of 2020
Mentor Match Up Breakfast class of 2020
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Mentor Match Up Breakfast class of 2020
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Symposium where students learn about careers from local business people

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Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Sophomore Symposium - Local Business people talk to students in depth about their careers
Intel Computer History Museum Field Trip

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Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
Intel Computer History Museum, Class of 2020
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Sonoma State, UC Santa Cruz and San Jose State University Tours

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San Jose State University Tour
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Sonoma State field trip
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Business Technology Students touring Sonoma State University, Class of 2018
Business Technology Students touring Sonoma State University, Class of 2018
Business Technology Students touring Sonoma State University
Oracle Challenge

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Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
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Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
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Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
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Oracle field trip - Business Challenge
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End of Year BBQ welcoming incoming students and saying goodbye to our seniors

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BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
BTA barbecue event welcoming the incoming graduating class of 2022
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Various Professional Field Trips (Google, Rocket Fuel, Canada College, DPR Construction, CSM Career Pathways, Cal CPA)

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CSM Cal CPA field trip, class of 2020
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CSM Cal CPA field trip, class of 2020
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
CSM Career Pathways field trip, class of 2021
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Students having fun, working in class and participating in other Academy events

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Students in English Class -  Making a Group Zombie Presenation
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Students in English Class -  Making a Group Zombie Presentation
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Students in English Class -  Zombie Group Project
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Club Day selling event 2017
Club Day selling event 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Do Business Academy students take regular classes with non-academy students?

Yes. You will have classes with non-academy students while in non-academy classes such as Drivers Ed, Ceramics, and Science.

2. Do I need to take seven classes because of the Academy?

The Academy will not make you take a seventh class, but if you are short credits or there is a conflict, we will recommend that a student take seven classes.

3. Can I choose not to take Computer Applications, and still be in the Academy?

No. Computer Applications is the focus point of the Academy. California mandates that CPA (California Partnership Academy) students are enrolled in a CTE course while in the Academy.

4. Are Academy classes harder than regular mainstream classes?

Academy offers smaller classes and more personalized attention, but the classes are challenging in rigor and expectations.

5. What if I change my mind about the Academy?

We ask all prospective Academy students to put forth a sincere commitment to stay in the program for three years, but we will listen to each case independently.

6. How long is the Academy program?

You start in your sophomore year and we see you through graduation (a total of three years).

7. What makes the Academy different than the rest of Woodside High School?

You will have four core classes with four core teachers to help you succeed in school. You would also work and have classes with the same Academy students for all three years.
Helpful Academy Files and Links

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Below are links that can be helpful for parents and students.


California Partnership Academies
State of California Link.

Peninsula Academies

A common link to other Academies on the Peninsula.

Academy Facebook Page
A link to the Facebook Academy Page for students to check the upcoming events and information about the Academy.

Business Academy Application
If you are interested in applying to the Business Academy please print the attached form, fill it out, and turn it in to C-12.
 
Academy Brochure

Follow the Business Academy on Instagram: @whs_business_academy
Business Academy Teachers Hard at Work

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Ms. Emrick helping a student in computer class

Mr. Moses teaching math

Academy Staff Contact Information

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US History, Econ/Gov & Business Technology Academy Coordinator
Ext. 49673
 
English II & IV
Ext: 49623
 
Intro to Computer Applications Academy & Web Design & Development Academy
Ext: 49671 
 
Animation
Ext. 49625
 
Mathematics
Ext: 49680 
 
Modern European History
Ext. 49642
 
English III
Ext. 49663
 
Mentor Program Coordinator
English II & III
English II & III
English II & III
Contact the Academy Program Coordinator

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All grade levels spend a day at VM Ware for a campus tour, multiple speakers and various interactive high tech activities

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