- Career & Tech Education
- Fine Arts
- Health & Physical Education
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
"Out of the top 15 fastest growing jobs for 2006-2016, 10 do not require a college degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics"
“Technical positions are very specific, and because what you’re doing is so specialized, you don’t need to have gone to a four-year school,” said Colarusso, who added that technical training schools that offer certifications in technological skills are a great place to get a start without enrolling full-time as a student at a university.
What do you get out of CTE?
- Provides motivation: Engages imagination with learning that is fun and relevant.
- Allows career exploration: Helps teens plan their careers and preview professions before graduation.
- Connects them to the outside world: Hands-on internships and CTE courses provide valuable work-related experience.
- Helps pay for college: A well-rounded high school education that includes CTE can make your teen more attractive to scholarship committees and admissions offices.
- Jump starts further education with Tech Prep Credit: Receive both high school and college credit at the same time, without you having to pay tuition!
- Develops employability skills: Encourages teamwork, problem solving, communication, and project management...skills needed in every career!
- Career Pathways: Help students identify direct relationships between high school courses and post secondary plans.
- Arts & Communication
- Engineering & Technology
- Science & Natural Resources
- Health & Human Services
- Business & Marketing
We are very proud of our Career & Technical Education programs at SWHS. It has been our goal in CTE to provide applied learning academic opportunities for students in a variety of occupational specific arenas. The breadth of our department includes technical, industrial, business and human service skill training supported by student leadership development activities. We hope that student experiences in CTE will provide rigor & relevance for Post-Secondary options.
This is the place to learn more about our curriculum, course offerings, sequencing of courses, the teachers in our department, our test scores (data) and resources for parents, tutors and students here at South Whidbey high school. You must have Acrobat Reader to view most files on this site. If you have any questions please contact our department head, Mr. David Nelson.
Go to www.keypress.com to learn more about our mathematics program (Algebra through Pre-Calculus). Get your ClassPass from your teacher to access your online textbook and other online resources.
Mathematics courses offered at South Whidbey high school (sequentially) are:
*Calculus is not currently an AP course. It is a semester offering designed to give students an exposure to the subject prior to taking it in a college setting. It is typically offered in the 2nd semester. Future offerings of the Calculus class will be based on the number of student requests.
**AP Stats is only offered every other school year with the next offering being in the 2021-2022 school year. It can be taken after completion of Algebra 2, with a B or better recommended
- Andy Davis
- Tim Durbin
- Vicki Cable
- David Nelson
South Whidbey High School offers course work in Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Marine Biology, Physics* and AP Biology. Look at the Course Description Handbook for general information about these courses.
* Physics is offered every other school year with the next offering being in the 2022-2023 school year.
- Doug Fulton
- Bill Patterson
- Maddy Pinkerton
South Whidbey High School offers course work in Contemporary World Problems, Eastern Civilization/Pacific Northwest History, U.S. History, Western Civilization, and AP U.S. History. Check the Course Description Handbook for general information about these courses.
- Mark Eager
- Mark Hodson
- Roy Newton
- Vicki Cable