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Multimedia Art Academy

arrenThe WHS  Multimedia Art Academy is a state funded California Partnership Academy, a three-year program  (grades ten through twelve ) structured as a school-within-a-school. In the academy, we are striving to create a close family-like atmosphere, integrating academic and career technical education, and establishing viable business partnerships. Emphasis is placed on student achievement and postsecondary outcomes. Key components of the Academy model are:

INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM focused on a career theme (Multimedia/Art/Design) and coordinated with related academic classes.

VOLUNTARY student selection process that identifies interested ninth graders. Students express interest in the program which is followed by a conversation with the academy coordinator and academy assigned administrator in order to make sure the MMA is a good fit.

TEAM OF TEACHERS who work together to plan and deliver interdisciplinary curriculum and implement the overall program

MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES with  private sector involvement to encourage academic and occupational preparation, such as: integrated and project-based curriculum, mentor program, classroom speakers, field trips, and exploration of postsecondary and career options.

WORKPLACE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES such as job shadowing, student internships/mentoring, and work experience.

student workAcademy Coordinator: 

Todd  Elkin

Academy Administrator:

Jeff Speckels 

Tenth Grade MMA Teachers

Todd Elkin, Academy Art 1

Monica Sullivan, World History

Brandon Hines, English 10

Eleventh Grade MMA Teachers

Barbara Boissevain, Digital Imaging

Coulter Rigdon, US History

Brynn Osicka, English 11

12th Grade MMA Teacher 

Todd Elkin, AP Studio Art

Coulter Rigdon, Government/Econ

Raquel Fay, English 12