The high school experience is an exciting time in your life as you begin to explore the pathways that will take you on your life’s journey. I want to encourage all of you to challenge yourselves by taking courses that will prepare you for success as you compete in the global community. You will no longer only be competing with your friends and neighbors here in Parker County but will be compared and measured against competitors for jobs who come from across our nation and from around the world. Our goal is to provide you with a world class education that positions you for success beyond your senior year.
High school is about preparing for life after public school and the experiences that you can gain through our Career and Technology Education courses provide opportunities to obtain valuable knowledge about specific strands of study that interest you. Weatherford ISD’s Career and Technology Education department offers a wide variety of course offerings that will help you explore career opportunities and certification programs designed to prepare you for life after high school. I encourage all of you to explore this course guide and ask questions of your parents, guidance counselors, and teachers so that you can find the program that will best fit your needs and help you meet your educational goals.
Now is the time to dream and explore the possibilities that life holds. I wish you all the best of luck on this leg of your journey and encourage you to make wise and thoughtful decisions that will put you in the best position for success in your world after high school.
Jeffrey M. Hanks, Ph.D.
Dear Students and Parents:
Weatherford High School has some exciting courses for you to consider while planning your schedule. Texas Education Agency has 200 courses that can be offered to students in Texas. Weatherford ISD offers 80 courses that you can receive skills and competencies that are recognized by business and industry.
All courses containTEKSthat develop a student’s skills that are vital for any entry level employee. Don’t miss out. Let your imagination have its way and explore the classes that peak your interest. Why should you pay for training after high school? We have it here at WHS.
One outstanding feature for many of the courses at WHS is a certificate or license which can be achieved while taking the course. All of the certificates or licenses are approved by the Advisory Committee made up of local Weatherford business and industry members. While perusing through the list of courses, notice which ones offer students this opportunity. You can show any potential employer your credential by placing it in your resume or portfolio.
A student who needs to work while in high school can begin their junior year and continue through their senior year. WHS offers a Career Preparation course that a student enrolls and is dismissed early to go to work. The student receives high school credit for the time they are at work. Students must work a minimum of 15 hours during the week.
Check out the CTE courses offered at WHS. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
John Allison, Director
WISD Career & Technical Education Department