WHS offers a multitude of elective courses in technology for students to choose from. Courses focus on developing 21st century skills, teaching web literacy, understanding digital citizenship and learning real-world skills. These courses encourage students to be creative, allows them to collaborate with others and fosters proper communication via multiple technologies.
As Next Generation Assessments(NGA) become more widespread, technology skills will be pertinent to student success as these assessments are computer based. Preparing students for college and career readiness is also a focus of the technology department. Using technology to reinforce core subjects is another goal of WHS technology courses.
The goal of the technology department is to enable students to think critically, anticipate potential problems and methodically work through processes. This is also an avenue to introduce students to careers that are in high demand in the work force.