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Report
Programs and Offerings
at West Bloomfield High School
Educating Students to be their Best IN
and FOR the World!
• We will develop socially
responsible citizens
empowered to meet
the challenges of a rapidly
changing global society,
and who
are characterized by
curiosity, creativity,
critical thinking and the
ability to effectively
communicate and
collaborate.
Peer Mentorship
Each incoming 9th
grader receives a
mentor. In addition
to welcoming our
new students, Peer
Mentorship gives
seniors leadership
opportunities and
real world
application.
Medical Mentorship
This science course pairs
upperclassmen with medical
professionals for hands on
application of skills, job
shadowing, and internship
opportunities.
Political Leadership
This class aspires to instill a value of public service, awareness of
diversity, and to broaden students’ understanding of the
government, legal, and educational process. Political Leadership
gives students a first hand glimpse of the challenges and rewards
that a career in education, government, or law has to offer.
Engineering Academy
The industrial technology department is comprised of three
pathways of courses: Engineering, CAD and Architecture. Each
of the three pathways is designed to teach students basic to
advanced skills in their respective pathways.
AP Programming (APID)
Marketing and Business
WBHS students attend the annual DECA
International Career Development Conferenceand often win numerous awards. Our school
store, Laker Landing, allows students retail
experience as well as merchandising, marketing,
and management.
TV/Video Production
In Video Journalism classes,
students are designated
student staff roles in a
newsroom environment to
produce a daily news show,
“Laker Update”, which
broadcasts throughout the
school and community.
The daily Laker Update
includes school
announcements, news,
sports, features, and
commercials. This class has
an emphasis on live
production as well as postproduction editing.
AVID is a program for students
in grades 9-12 at WBHS.
Students take AVID
concurrently with an honors or
AP class. AVID is designed to
help students navigate difficult
courses, prepare for college,
write the college essays,
improve test taking, become
leaders, and select the right
school. AVID is designed to help
students prepare for college
and become successful
university students.
Award Winning Theater Arts
During the academic year our program offers a
tremendous number of production
opportunities for students, including our fall
play, children’s show, MIFA One-ACT Festival,
Student Film Festival, and Spring Musical. Our
program's unique production array offers
students with highly diverse backgrounds and
interests a means to express their creativity.
MIFA
• MIFA ONE-ACT FESTIVAL: STRANGE KINDNESS
• CHILDREN'S SHOW: FANTASTIC MR. FOX BY ROALD DOHL, DRAMATIZED
BY SALLY REID
• FALL PRODUCTION: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU BY MOSS HART AND
GEORGE S. KAUFMAN
Choral, Band, Orchestra
Dream Dialogue will open lines of
communication between young
people that may otherwise never be
examined.
The 25-30 students that participate
in Dream Dialogue each year will be
intimately exposed to other cultures
in a way that is impossible to create
in a classroom setting. They will get
hands on experience at museums,
camps, recreation facilities,
restaurants and other culturally
significant venues and each session
will be led by ADL trained
facilitators. Our well trained staff
will lead meetings and the
curriculum is interactive so the
students will be the most engaged.
Upstanders are
nominated by teachers
and staff members, and
are selected to attend
seminars on leadership,
anti-bullying, friendship,
and conflict resolution.
They then model their
skills and promote peace
in the school community.
African American Awareness AAA
African-American Awareness (AAA) AAA is a club that promotes the education of
political and social awareness. Contrary to popular belief AAA is open to all
students, and challenges students to think outside their preconceptions of
others. AAA is very involved with the community, they run various charity drives
and invite community leaders to speak at meetings.
GSA
• The WBHS Gay-Straight Alliance has helped
raise awareness and promote tolerance in our
building.
Many Students, Many Programs
There is something unique for all of our students
amongst our many specialized programs.

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