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Academic Programs

2019 - 2020

International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Cambridge courses are offered in over 100 countries and recognized by higher education institutions worldwide. The Cambridge program encourages
student-centered learning and hands-on application of skills. Clearly defined learner outcomes and content ensure high expectations for all.

Cambridge students are:
  • Confident in working with information and ideas their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially; ready to make a difference.

Courses include: 
Cambridge IGCSE English/Language Honors 1-2, Cambridge IGCSE English/Literature Honors 3-4, Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics I (US) Honors1-2, Cambridge IGCSE Mathematics II (US) Honors 3-4, Cambridge IGCSE Biology Honors 1-2, Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry Honors 1-2, Cambridge IGCSE World History Honors, Cambridge IGCSE American History Honors, Cambridge IGCSE Spanish Honors 1-2, Cambridge IGCSE Spanish Honors 3-4, Cambridge IGCSE French Honors 1-2, Cambridge IGCSE French Honors 3-4 and Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design Honors

IB courses offered only at Willow Canyon High School challenge academically talented students to reach high levels of achievement in a broad range of subjects and allow two different participation tracks: IB diploma and IB certificate. The International Baccalaureate Organizations Diploma Program is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. IB schools have earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the worlds leading universities. Students apply for the IB program for their junior and senior years.

Courses include:
IB Business Management SL 1-2, IB Theatre Arts SL 1-2, IB Theatre Arts HL 1-2, 3-4, IB Math Studies SL 1-2, IB Math SL 1-2, IB Chemistry SL 1-2, IB Chemistry HL 1-2, IB Chemistry HL 3-4, IB Visual Arts SL 1-2, IB Film HL 1-2 , 3-4, IB English 1A HL 1-2, IB English 1A HL 3-4, IB Spanish SL 1-2, IB Spanish HL 1-2, IB Spanish HL 3-4, IB French SL 1-2, IB French HL 1-2, IB French HL 3-4, IB Biology SL 1-2, IB Biology HL 1-2, IB Biology HL 3-4, IB History of the Americas HL 1-2 and IB History of the Americas HL 3-4

IB website

Advanced Placement is a program of college-level courses and examinations governed by the College Entrance Examination Board. Students who attain acceptable scores on the exams may qualify for college credits, advanced placement, or exemption from certain courses.  These classes also carry Honors Credit.

Courses Include: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Literature, English Language, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, US Government and Politics and US History

Students can earn college credit for specific courses taken at Willow Canyon.  Students pay the community college rate through Rio Salado Community College and have the opportunity to earn an Associate’s degree prior to graduating from Willow Canyon. 

Courses include:
US History, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, AP Statistics, Senior English, IB Junior English, IB Senior English, AP Psychology, Sports Medicine, Business Marketing, TV Media Productions, IB Spanish, American Sign Language, and IB Biology.

Rio Salado College

Medical Lab Assisting is designed for students interested in any clinical-medical profession and offers hands-on experiences in the classroom lab including expertise in phlebotomy procedures, capillary punctures, urinalysis and blood smears. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to take two National Certification Exams for Medical Laboratory Assisting (CMLS) and Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

Courses include: Medical Lab Assistant 1-2 and Medical Lab Assistant Honors 3-4

This program is designed to provide students with the experience and skills needed to pursue a career in video production. Emphasis is given to training in all aspects of the video production cycle preproduction, production and post-production. Included are experiences in effects, camera operation, composition, lighting and staging, on camera performance, directing, announcing and interviewing. Students gain experience with the latest in video software including sound and special effects. The video experience also includes exposure to green screens, multiple cameras and their platforms, various sound engineering equipment and professional grade dollies and jibs, thus preparing the student to move into the professional world of video production with a familiarity with industry standard experience. Students will complete the program with an all-encompassing portfolio having had multiple opportunities to compete, display their work and be assessed by clinicians, professionals in the field and in master classes.

Courses include: TV/Broadcast Production, Student Filmmaking, TV/Media Productions, Animated Motion Graphics and IB Film

Willow Canyon High School has many career pathways for students to explore. 

Pathways include: Graphic/Web Design, Film and TV, Journalism, Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship, Allied Health Services, Sports Medicine, Cosmetology, EMT, Veterinary Sciences, Fire Science, Welding Technology, Diesel and Automotive Technology and Aviation.