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Career Focused Curriculum

Project Lead the Way

As one of the smallest school in Indiana and  the nation, to offer multiple years of all three Project Lead The Way disciplines, Washington High School was selected to receive nationwide recognition as a "Small School - Large Impact" Profile school.

 Project Lead the Way classes create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Our professional development for teachers provides training, resources, and support to engage students in real-world learning.

Our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science engage students in hands-on activities, projects, and problems; empower them to solve real-world challenges; and inspire them to reimagine how they see themselves.


Hatchet Broadcasting

The Radio & TV class at Washington High School provides students the opportunity to utilize the technical and communications skills they have learned in class in a practical environment.  Students hone their skills by broadcasting on WHSH Broadcasting Radio and a weekly newscast livestreamed on their YouTube channel, enabling students to gain real-world experience in communications careers.

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Cohort Learning

kids in corn field

The C3PO (grade 10) and R2D2 (grade 9) programs were created to allow for a non-traditional learning environment. The programs use cross-curricular themed units to show how different classes coexist in real world scenarios. Students attend various field trips that highlight potential careers within a variety of industries. They apply the skills learned in the classroom towards projects they use to teach a group of elementary students.  


Agriculture education programs not only teach students how to be farmers, but also train tomorrow's scientists, nutritionists, teachers and so much more. A combination of classroom instruction and applied agriculture experiences outside of the classroom build the foundation for educated consumers and agriculturists.

kids in farm field

Construction Trades

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While college is a good option for many people, it isn’t for everyone — and not going to a four year college doesn’t mean you can’t have a meaningful career. Practical life skills like woodworking and welding are fast disappearing from society and are in high demand. Construction Trades courses at Washington High School allow students explore career options and learn skills they need to get started right away in their chosen career path. 

Naval Jr. Reserve Officer Training Corps

Helping Today's Youth Meet Life's Challenges.

Our program mission is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.

The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field meets, flights, visits to naval activities, marksmanship training, and other military training. 

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students in formation
students moving and walking on tires
students shooting range
army students walking on board
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