AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID Classes are designed to prepare students to qualify and apply to four-year universities/colleges. AVID is a four (4) year program. Students enrolled in this program are required to complete weekly timed writings and analytical discourses in all subjects. In addition, students are required to make oral presentations to the class on topics related to career searches, college entrance, contemporary issues, and social concerns.
Career Technical Education (CTE) engages students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience that results in the mastery of specific career and academic skills. CTE prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. CTE pathways provide students with the technical, academic and employability knowledge they need for success in college and beyond.
The WCHS Performing Arts Academy (PAA) brings a high level performing arts education to a public high school. Students not only get the high quality training that a performing arts school offers but they get all of the experiences of a comprehensive high school. Once accepted into the PAA students will work to refine their individual skills through an exclusive class, Professional Practices, exclusive opportunities and trips. In addition, students will receive private lessons/coachings and will work with a wide variety of highly professional Teaching Artists who are currently working in the performing arts industry.
West Covina High School Peer Counseling I is the first course in our Wellness Program. Peer Counseling I will introduce students to the skills with self discovery as well as communication skills necessary to counsel their peers. Peer Counseling I delves into the various topics of Mental Health and Wellness. When students complete Peer Counseling I, they will be enrolled into Peer Counseling II where they serve as Peer Counselors/Mentors in our WCHS Wellness Center.
The overarching mission of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is to develop citizens of character. The program is built on and emphasizes the three core values of the United States Air Force: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do.
The AFJROTC curriculum focuses on the development of values-based leaders, as well as the foundational principles and applications of air and space resources. Students are encouraged to participate in the program throughout their high school careers.
There are over 102,000 AFJROTC cadets assigned to over 850 high schools both in the United States and overseas.
Class representatives are selected from each graduating class to galvanize class spirit while encouraging healthy, inter-class competition. Guided by a focus on establishing connections with peers and promoting school traditions, class council members strive to enhance the student experience for each graduating class and garner greater involvement in school activities.
9 Schoolwide Rallies/Dances
Top Ranked Student Section
Kings & Queens of Cameron Rivalry Week
Competitive Academic Decathlon
Competitive Robotics & E-Sports Teams
ASB - student government and schoolwide events
Renaissance - student and staff recognition
Link Crew - freshman support and recognition
Athletic Leadership Council - sportsmanship and recognition
In this student-run journalism program, they will learn to hone their skills in leadership, graphic design, photography, writing, and problem solving. Students will engage in activities which include photography, drawing layouts of pages to be sent to the publisher, writing copy, art work and computer input of copy and designs. All aspects of the production process and decisions are student driven. They will learn how to engage with the student body from a journalists point of view, and apply that to the production of the yearbook.
Bulldog Media Group
Broadcast Journalism (BNN)
BNN is a student-run live broadcast program which airs every Friday. The entire campus watches the show via the YouTube channel. Students work in small teams to produce, shoot, and edit feature stories for the show. Anchors deliver relevant news to the student body. They are trained to run the equipment for the live broadcast including cameras, video switcher, teleprompter, lighting, and audio equipment.
WCHS Insight serves the WCHS community with accurate and factual reporting on significant aspects of school life and subjects of concern to its readers. Through the website and social media platforms, the publication also entertains audiences through clever, creative approaches to writing, photography, website design and coverage of the human spirit. The journalism experience encourages students to become more creative and strive to master skills. For more information visit: wchsinsight.org