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Dental Careers at WP Academy

Dental and PT/OT students competed in the State HOSA competition and are now preparing for the National in Florida.

DENTAL CAREERS

April-May: Level II students are going out to their internships with local dentists.
Level I students prepare for their DANB Radiology exam.
Dental Career students are partnering with EIC to create videos with essential information about health issues. More to follow.

MEDICAL ASSISTING/EXPLORING HEALTH SCIENCES

Medical Assisting Job Shadowing
This Spring, select students in the Medical Assisting Classes are participating in the West Potomac Academy Job Shadowing Program with Business Partner, Capital Caring of Alexandria.  Students will spend a day with a Capital Caring Medical Professional and visit hospice patients in long term care facilities and in the homes.  To kick off the Job Shadow Program, members of the Capital Caring Medical Team spoke to the students about their jobs, career paths, and the importance of working as a team in the healthcare industry. 
May: Students will be taking the National Medical Assistant exam.

PHARMACY TECH

April: Visiting Pharmacist Christine Cooper and Pharmacy Intern Brian Chang talk to future Pharmacy Technicians.
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Pharmacy Tech Internships
This Spring, eligible students in the Pharmacy Technician Classes are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with Walgreens Pharmacies.  The Internships began with a kick off presentation by our local Walgreens Pharmacists and Pharmacy Intern.  Walgreens Pharmacy is a strong supporter of The Governor's Health Sciences Academy at West Potomac.  Be a patron to your local Walgreens Pharmacy today.
May: Students take their Virginia Pharmacy Technician exam to become certified in the state of Virginia.

PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

June 25-28 37th Annual HOSA ‘Future Health Professionals
PT/OT student Vaughn Bassett, a junior at West Potomac High School, will compete in the Physical Therapy event at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL. His competition is a written test followed by a practical skills test. Vaughn placed 3rd in the PT event at the State Leadership Conference in Roanoke, VA in March. Mr. Bassett's future plans include a career in Physical Therapy.

The NLC ‘…will bring together over 7,500 future health professionals from across the country…’ to compete in over 57 events, as well as attend educational workshops and meetings.

February-April Physical/Occupational Therapy Clinical Observations: PT/OT students are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with The Anderson Orthopedic Clinic, Back In Motion, and Accelerated PT.  Students also have the opportunity to participate as Student Athletic Trainers in their base schools. 

WEST POTOMAC ACADEMY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE


Criminal Justice Internships
February 3 - April 3, select students in Criminal Justice II are participating in the West Potomac Academy Internship Program with FCPD- Franconia & Mount Vernon Stations, Reagan National Airport Police, and Metro Transit Police.

DANCE

May 8-9:  Theater, Dance & Film Festival
The Theater, Dance and Professional TV Production Classes will present:  "Kaleidoscope-Many Colors, One Festival" in the West Potomac High School Spring Bank Auditorium.   See the flyer in next month's E-News for event information and tickets or contact West Potomac Academy, 703-718-2750.

FASHION

West Potomac Academy's Fashion Design Instructor , Maggy Francois will be a member of the cast in Washington DC's Fashion Documentary, The Politics of Fashion.  The Fashion Design students and program will be highlighted within this film.

In a city known for politics and power, lies a fashion world that is not highly recognized.  This June, DC's first ever fashion documentary will be unveiling.  Get ready for an insider's view of the DC fashion scene, business and culture with The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED. AMC Theaters in Friendship Heights, DC will screening the film on June 3, 2014.  Following the release of the film, Mazza Gallerie will be hosting a VIP after party. The Politics of Fashion: DC UNBOXED hosts a nationally recognized cast, including Pulitzer winning fashion writer & critic Robin Givhan, runway coach extraordinaire Miss J Alexander, Washingtonian Magazine fashion editor Kate Bennett, Gilt City DC senior curator Marissa Schneider, Bloomingdale's Operating Vice President & GM Susan Cannaday and many more.

MUSIC AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Students are currently creating Full Length instrumental Cd’s for current students to sell by the end of the 3rd quarter. More information to follow.
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TV PRODUCTION

Students take home a second place in Skills USA in Roanoke, April 3&4.

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) will be working with Academy interns to promote the health classes. These include classes in STEM H and the Governor's Health Sciences Academy. Academy partners with EIC

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