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Sunset Tours and Principal Forum
Come see and hear some of what makes our school so great in the areas of Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Activities. You'll also get to see some of the new facilities that support our students needs.
Sign up for the March 23rd Tour
AP Institute is a 4-year AP pathway and a 2-year elective diploma program that allows students the opportunity to:
- develop college-level skills
- research & explore solutions to real-world issues
- collaborate & present with peers
- plan & conduct a year-long study
API Presentation to Parents and Students
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.
Performing Arts Academy
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.
- Dual enrollment classes are college level classes that allow students to earn credit for BOTH high school and college credit.
- 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students can be enrolled in two academic institutions at once. Specifically at WCHS, we partner with Mt. San Antonio College to offer college level classes.
- We offer up to five dual enrollment courses per school year.
- Taking dual enrollment classes at WCHS provides students with college level studies while still allowing them to take part in the full high school experience.
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
OVER 40 STUDENT-LED CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
- Community Service
- Academic & Honor Societies
- Special Interests & Causes
Cross Country, Boys
Cross Country, Girls
Water Polo, Boys
Traditional Competitive Cheer
Water Polo Girls
Track and Field, Boys
Track and Field, Girls
Bulldog Media Group
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
8th Grade Info
8th Grade Parent Night
Meeting for incoming 9th grade parents to learn about the course selection process at WCHS.
Join us on March 2, 2023 @ 6pm at T102 MPR
dates of the Day 1 Presentations at each school site:
- Edgewood Middle School: March 6th
- Hollencrest Middle School: March 6th
- San Jose Charter Academy: March 6th
- Walnut Grove Intermediate School: March 6th
Dates of the Day 2 Presentations:
- Edgewood Middle School: March 10th
- Hollencrest Middle School: March 9th
- San Jose Charter Academy: March 7th
- Walnut Grove Intermediate School: March 8th
We are excited for you to join the Bulldog Family!!