Business and Information Technology
We here at Westmoor High School, encourages each and every student for the essential information on starting a business independently and information of each class' purpose.
Westmoor High School's vast English department, overseen by Helen Oglive, includes a variety of courses such as AP English, English Enriched, Film as Literature, English as a Second Language, as well as regular English for all grade levels. Below is a list of Westmoor's english teachers, along with their contact information, and room number. Students are expected to be enrolled in an English course for each of their four years at Westmoor High School. All English courses correlate to the California Language Arts Standards.
Home Economics Department
Students are introduced to the necessary basic skills to construct clothes and handicrafts. Design and handicraft projects may include crocheting, embroidering, knitting, quilting, fabric painting, macramé, and fashion design. Students will use the sewing machine, make color sections and become familiar with fabric care specifics.
Industrial Arts Department
Offering a variety of exploratory experiences in cabinet making, wood fishing and turning, students learn the correct and safe usage of tools, machines, materials, and processes. Emphasis is placed on good design and craftsmanship; classroom instruction includes both general and technical information while career pathways are also explored.
Introduces students to the wide variety of automotive vehicles, students learn basic car construction, how to remove, repair and replace component parts. A safety unit is covered.
The Westmoor Math Department strives to provide students an interactive and conceptual perspective to mathematics. The math courses offered cover topics from algebra to calculus and each offers a unique learning experience that focuses on students' growth and excellence.
Physical Education Department
The ninth grade P.E. program consists of a variety of team and individual sports, including swimming. The goal and overarching philosophy focus on giving students a taste of many different activities encouraging life-long fitness and health. Activities and lessons teach students the basic skills and rules that form the basis for P.E. 10.
Students will participate in a wide variety of sports and athletic activities including football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, badminton, tennis, soccer, swimming, softball, weight training, and personal fitness. While basic skills are taught, emphasis is placed on learning more advanced techniques. The primary goal is to offer students a wide variety of activities that will raise not only their fitness level but also their respective self-images.
This course is designed for students who have not completed their two year PE requirement. They will do a variety of PE activities. Skill level will depend upon the make-up of the class.
Physical Education - Athletics
Designed for students who participate in after-school athletics, students will participate in sport-specific activities in preparation for interscholastic sports competition. Athletic teams are open to all Westmoor High School students who meet the following criteria.
Physical Education - Walk for Fitness
In this course, students will gain an understanding of cardiovascular fitness through walking and conditioning. Students will be able to develop a personal walking program based on their individual needs. Students are expected to attend class with a positive attitude, be prepared, listen and follow directions and participate to the best of their ability. The 10 - 12 PE Standards will be integrated throughout the curriculum and students will also participate in team sports, combative and tumbling. The emphasis on the class will remain Walking for Fitness.
The Science Department offers a wide variety of challenging classes tailored to your child’s every need. On top of that, we offer Advanced Placement classes that will surely prepare you for college. In this page, you will find all the science courses available, including the aforementioned Advanced Placement courses, along with prerequisites for each class.
Social Science Department
Westmoor has a wonderful social science department. Offering many courses, as well as AP programs (AP European History, AP United States History, AP Economics, AP Government and AP Psychology) taught by wonderful teachers. We have more information about the courses we have and the teachers on our site. Robert Hallet is the head of the social science department .
Visual and Performing Arts Department
Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for all students at Westmoor for the appreciation, understanding, and practice of the arts to establish this as an integral part in our community.
World Languages Department
Lessons and units focus on the fundamentals of conversation, pronunciation, basic vocabulary, grammar, and translations. An introduction to the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French is covered. Students will also study cultural aspects of the language through tapes, films, projects and the Internet