West Delaware High School
Career Ready Skills
I Can...successfully share information through verbal, non-verbal, listening, and written means.
- Understand the various forms of communication processes and how to use them
- Hold meaningful and engaging interactions by using an appropriate communication process
- Manage and resolve conflict through respectful and meaningful communication
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
I Can…select, analyze, and reflect on resources to develop and improve solutions/strategies to guide decisions, behaviors, and actions
- Ask reflective questions that challenge assumptions to solve problems
- Approach and evaluate a problem in multiple ways
- Consider and analyze multiple sources of information and come to an informed conclusion
I Can...work together toward shared goals with two or more people.
- Contribute and encourage others to contribute when collaborating
- Productively work in a group to solve problems
- Disagree with others in a respectful way when collaborating
Flexibility and Adaptability
I Can...respond appropriately and adjust productively to unpredictable situations.
- Willingly face challenges, make mistakes, and accept feedback
- Embrace change
- Respect differing opinions and the unique qualities of others
- Demonstrate an understanding of the positive and negative outcomes in risk-taking
Productivity and Accountability
I Can...work efficiently, independently, and with others to successfully complete tasks for which they are responsible.
- Self-motivate and self-start
- self-monitor to meet the demands of learning while successfully completing the task in a timely fashion
- Accept and embrace leadership opportunities
- Build on prior learning and experience to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of contexts
- Project Lead the Way Classes
- 1:1 Chromebooks for all students
- Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) courses
- NICC Career Pathways in Automotive, Agriculture, Business, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering (see more info below)
- Over 20 college credit courses
- Mentoring Program
- Advisee/Advisor Program
- On-line course options
- 83 IGHSAU/IHSAA State Qualifying Teams
- 24 IGHSAU/IHSAA State Finals Appearances
- 7 State Championship Teams
- Numerous All State Athletes, Musicians, Vocalist and Speech Contestants
- Over 100 WaMaC Conference Championships
- Over 30 extra-curricular activities
- 70+ vocalists/groups selected to sing the National Anthem at State Tournament events and the Governor's Scholar Program.
- Multiple Merit Scholar Award recipients
WDHS and Northeast Iowa Community College Partnership
West Delaware High School and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) continue to partner allowing for students to earn an accelerated Associate of Arts degree in one year or earlier after graduating from West Delaware High School. The partnership between the two schools offers students an opportunity to earn college credit while in high school and minimize the cost of tuition for students and their families.
West Delaware High School offers 23 individual college credit courses in a wide variety of areas, including communications, humanities, math, agronomy, business, auto mechanics, welding and in other disciplines. In the 2016-2017 school year, students at West Delaware earned a total of 1,436.5 credits and saved their families an estimated $734,051.50 in tuition.
“By taking advantage of this opportunity, many West Delaware students could earn an Associate of Arts degree in one year or, in some cases, just one semester after high school graduation, if they follow the guidance of our NICC partner,” stated Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey.
Through the partnership with NICC, West Delaware will offer group and one-on-one advising with Holly Maurer, Manchester Center Director, and Marsha Herzog, High School Partnerships Career Specialist, starting as early as the student’s freshman year. These advising sessions help each student develop their future academic plans as they work toward earning an accelerated Associate of Arts degree at NICC.
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