West Hills High School

West Hills CTE Pathways

West Hills CTE Pathways

  1. 10th or 11th - Sports Medicine 1
  2. 11th or 12th - Sports Medicine 2
Medical Science Pathway (Academic Pathway - Supported by Specialized Secondary Program grant funds)

  1. 9th - Medical Biology
  2. 10th - Medical Chemistry
  3. 11th - Medical Physiology
    1. Intro to Design
    2. Principles of Engineering
PTLW is a nationally recognized proven curriculum with robust curriculum, highly prepared teachers, and in-demand college ready students. With a focus on aerospace engineering, our program starts with engineering principles, moves on to more specialized and intermediate problem solving with robotics and then culminates with drone technology and a focus on aerospace applications. Field trips, industry insider guest speakers, and unique hands on opportunities allow for the critical thinking skills, creative problem solving and dynamic learning necessary to give our students the best introduction and preparation for pursuing careers within the engineering field. 
Manufacturing Engineering is a three-year pathway that prepares students for both college and careers.  College credit is offered along with Industry Certifications with machinery and software.
(elective, not CTE)
Classroom of the Future Organization honored our partnership with Taylor Guitars and our Guitar Construction classroom taught by Kathy Worley with a generous $5000 grant. Take a look at WH learning and leading in action!
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What are pathways?

What are pathways?

Pathways improve high schools by providing an exciting learning environment that motivates students. Pathways include academic and technical courses centered on broad industry themes. 

Prepare for both college and career . . . .
  • challenging academic courses 
  • high skill technical courses 
Learn through connecting academics to real world applications
  • tackle authentic workplace projects 
  • consult with industry professionals 
  • advance your skills through an internship 
Have more options after high school 
  • community college college/university 
  • technical school military 
  • apprenticeship employment
Why enroll in a pathway? 
  • Prepare for college and career - not just one
  • Benefit from unique opportunities
  • Earn certifications and/or college credit
  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills
  • Participate in industry tours, job shadows, internships, mentoring, and school enterprises