• Communication Academy at Woodstown High School

    The Communications Academy is a program offered as part of the Host Site Academy Program through the Salem County Vocational and Technical School (SCVTS).  The Communications Academy offers students a unique and specialized program that develops students’ skills in written, oral, and audio visual communications. It is designed educate and prepare students for a commitment to media and the communications field.

    The skills learned can be applied in many communications careers as well as many other careers and college majors.

    This is a rigorous program that allows students to focus on video and audio broadcasting and production skills. Emphasis will be placed on researching, writing, and developing several audio and video pieces relating to the course curriculum as well as public speaking and broadcast journalism. Students will learn to manage their time, meet deadlines, problem solve, think objectively, develop leadership and workplace skills, and gain experience in communicating clearly and effectively. Students receive a variety of opportunities to showcase and evaluate their individual and group projects.

    Possible career paths include: video editor, producer, scriptwriter, news writer, camera operator, director, production assistant, audio broadcaster, audio technician, audio production, broadcast journalist, audio visual technician, news anchor

    Academy Admissions Requirements: 

    • Students should have strong reading and writing skills, be motivated, and have an interest in the application and use of communications across varied media. 

    • Students will be required to attend an interview 

    • Students will be required to submit a writing sample at the time of the interview

    • In addition, standardized test scores in reading and writing, as well as recommendations from 7th and 8th grade English teachers, will be utilized to determine acceptance into this academy program. 

    The Communications Academy is a program offered as part of the Salem County Academy Program through the Salem County Vocational and Technical School.  

     

    Visit the SCVTS website for more information.  

    • Host Site Application for Enrollment must be completed and returned to SCVTS by March 1, 2021.  

    • Communications Academy Parent Night (Virtual)  - January 20, 2021, 6:30pm.

    • Communications Academy Student Shadow Days (TBD) - Tentatively March 2, 2021 and March 4, 2021 from 7:30am-11:00am at Woodstown High School.

    • Communications Academy Interviews - March 9, 10, 11, 2021 from 2:45pm-6:00pm at the Woodstown High School Library. This may be a virtual process.

    • Notifications for acceptance are in mid to late May, 2021. 

    • For examples of Communications Academy students work in past years, please visit here:  Grades 9-12 CA Videos 

    • Visit WHS-TV on YouTube for examples of daily announcements and special features for the Communications Academy. 

    For more information, please contact: