Walled Lake Western-Academic Options
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC)
Oakland Schools Technical Early College
(Oakland County Public School Districts + OSTC + Oakland Community College = Oakland Technical Early College)
Oakland Schools Technical Campuses have partnered with Oakland Community College to combine Early College opportunities with the technical programs at OSTC. During 11th and 12th grades students take high school requirements, their OSTC program, and college courses aligned toward a technical degree. Students attend Oakland Community College full time during an added 13th year earning their high school diploma and completing an associate degree.
Oakland Opportunities Academy (OOA)
OOA is an alternative high school program available to 11th and 12th grade students, which provides an opportunity for high school students to obtain a high school diploma by taking classes in the late afternoon and evening. OOA provides students a structured learning environment in which they receive instruction on-line and through teachers and tutors, in the areas of English, Math, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students participate in a career preparation program in one of the following areas:
- Biotechnology & Environmental Science (Natural Resources and Animal & Plant Systems)
- Culinary Arts & Hospitality (Food & Beverage Preparation and Travel & Tourism
- Transportation Technology (Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing)
This program is offered at the Oakland Schools Technical Center - Southwest Campus located in Wixom. Transportation, to and from this program, is not provided by the District.
For more information, please print their brochure from the files below or visit the OOA website:
Parents should contact their student’s school counselor and set up an appointment to discuss OOA placement.
Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for low-income young people ages 16 through 24. Established in 1964, Job Corps serves approximately 60,000 young people each year and takes pride in its diverse student population, welcoming all who qualify. Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. While enrolled in the program, students receive housing, meals, basic medical care, and biweekly living allowances. Students can receive hands-on training in career areas such as Construction, Finance and Business, Health Care, and Information Technology. Additionally, Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training and preparing students for careers in fields that will lead to a cleaner, more energy-efficient future. Job Corps students participate in on-the-job training at real work sites through work-based learning opportunities. In the academic classroom, students have the opportunity to learn employability and independent-living skills.
For more information please visit the website below:
Job Corps info:
FLEX and E2020 information
E2020 is a powerful online course management tool that will enable Walled Lake Consolidated Schools to offer a variety of learning options to its students: both as a credit recovery alternative and as an enhancement to already existing curriculum. E2020 offers multimedia presentations on a variety of different topics that will offer our students different access points to information, supporting the concept of Universal Design for Learning.
*Student athletes intending to play Division 1 and Division 2 sports: E2020 courses are NOT ACCREDITED by NCAA and will NOT be counted toward their requirements*
The e2020 Educational Model for Learning embeds the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in its foundational framework. e2020’s team of highly-qualified teachers, instructional designers, and content-area experts prepares for and constructs unique course scopes and sequences by layering UDL principles with Quality Standards for Online Courses in accordance with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) and conducting research on state and national standards.
e2020 then designs each lesson with student-centered objectives that maximize the use of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Domains. Lessons are designed in order to provide the student with an optimal learning experience that is unique for each course. Students progress through the lesson with a series of activities such as, direct instruction videos by certified teachers; vocabulary instruction; interactive lab simulations; journals and essay writing; 21st century skill activities that include projects, design proposals, case studies, on-line content reading; and homework/practice before being assessed with a quiz. Topic test and cumulative exam reviews are provided to reinforce mastery prior to students’ taking summative assessments.
- Prescriptive, formative and summative assessments Students receive randomized test items that are aligned to the lesson's objectives even after customized content changes are made.
- Individualized study plans Create an optional prescriptive curriculum that only assigns the content that has not yet been mastered.
- Direct Instruction A highly-qualified teacher in every lesson presents content in video-lecture segments and visual whiteboard displays.
- On-demand feedback Students receive immediate feedback during activities and can track progress and performance on their home screen.
- eWriting and eNotes Using the Six Traits of Writing rubric, writing and note-taking opportunities are integrated into each lesson.
- Show Me Tutorials Students can elect to receive additional support from a new teacher-tutorial during homework practice.
- Integrated online content Media-rich sites supplement additional content to apply concepts, engage learners and extend instruction.