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DENTAL CAREERS

Dental Careers at WP Academy

Guest speaker Scott Dudley, DMD, MSEd from the Virginia Center for Cosmetic and General Dentistry visited the Dental Careers class.

DANB Radiology exam. Seniors are currently studying for their exam.

MEDICAL ASSISTING/EXPLORING HEALTH SCIENCES

Exploring Health Science students practice taking vitals.

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PHARMACY TECH

Pharamcy Tech students have started their internships at Walgreens.

Pharmacy Tech graduate and Pharamacy Tech intern working together with the pharmacist.

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PHYSICAL/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

PT/OT Students attended HOSA State Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, VA. All three students placed giving them the opportunity to attend Nationals in California.

PT/OT Students Volunteer at Belle View Elementary and Head Start
Level 2 PT/OT students will visit Belle View Elementary once a month and work with Mr. Hall's special needs students on seasonal hands-on craft activities where the "big kids," as they are referred to, assist the "little kids," with practicing fine motor skills.

Academy students will also work once a month with Head Start students and develop activities to practice gross motor skills. This practical experience gives students opportunities in working with younger children of various skill levels and special needs.

PT/OT will offer a Dual Enrollment option through Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Medical Education Campus (MEC).
Students will sit for NOVA's English placement exam to qualify for dual enrollment.
Level I students will receive 1 credit for HLT 141, Introduction to Medical Terminology
Level 2 students will receive 5 credits for PTH 151 Musculoskeletal Structure and Function, which is through the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

WEST POTOMAC ACADEMY

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Criminal Justice students participated in the district Skills USA competition qualifying them for the 51st Annual 2015 State Leadership Conference & Skills Championships held in Roanoke, Virginia April 17-18, 2015.Skills

DANCE

West Potomac Dance students teamed up with Fairfax and South Lakes dance students to teach a series of modern, hip hop, and musical theatre master dance classes to elementary school students in grades 3-6th.  This was the first annual “Move Til You Drop” event held at Bailey’s Upper Elementary school to introduce the students to the high school dance programs taught by the high school students involved in each dance program.  High school and elementary students had a wonderful experience and fun time.

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FASHION

West Potomac Academy Fashon Design

Fashion Design Students - Classroom in NY
West Potomac Fashion Design visits New York City for their annual "Classroom in NY" trip.  They toured  fashion houses, television studios, showrooms, magazine publications and University Fashion Design Programs. At Parson Meares, students received VIP access to the costume department that creates all the beautiful pieces for Broadway.  Other showroom tours included:  Tumblr, August ACC, BET Networks, FIT, Parsons, Pratt, Jones of New York, Harper's Bazaar, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, Icer Brands, WWD, Conde Nast Publications, UGGS, Betsy Johnson, Nanette Lepore, Rachel Roy, SG Footwear, Apple Bottoms, Coogi, and the Liz Claiborne.  This trip is always a valuable experience to explore the multiple facets of the Fashion Industry and students can follow a career path in fashion design, marketing, production, media, or business.  

MUSIC AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Music & Computer Technology students manage their own website on Reverbnation to share their original compositions and get fan feedback.  Check it out and comment on your favorite tunes!

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