MULTIMEDIA ART ACADEMY
The WHS Multimedia Art Academy is a state funded California Partnership Academy, a three-year program (grades ten through twelve ) structured as a school-within-a-school. In the academy, we are striving to create a close family-like atmosphere, integrating academic and career technical education, and establishing viable business partnerships. Emphasis is placed on student achievement and postsecondary outcomes. Key components of the Academy model are:INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM focused on a career theme (Multimedia/Art/Design) and coordinated with related academic classes.VOLUNTARY student selection process that identifies interested ninth graders. Students express interest in the program which is followed by a conversation with the academy coordinator and academy assigned administrator in order to make sure the MMA is a good fit.TEAM OF TEACHERS who work together to plan and deliver interdisciplinary curriculum and implement the overall program
MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES with private sector involvement to encourage academic and occupational preparation, such as: integrated and project-based curriculum, mentor program, classroom speakers, field trips, and exploration of postsecondary and career options.
WORKPLACE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES such as job shadowing, student internships/mentoring, and work experience.MMA Academy Student WorkAcademy Coordinator:Todd ElkinAcademy Administrator:Jeff SpeckelsTenth Grade MMA TeachersTodd Elkin, Academy Art 1Monica Sullivan, World HistoryJesse MccGrath, English 10Eleventh Grade MMA TeachersBarbara Boissevain, Digital ImagingCoulter Rigdon, US HistoryBrynn Osicka, English 1112th Grade MMA TeacherTodd Elkin, AP Studio ArtCoulter Rigdon, Government/EconLeila Granahan, English 12