BusinessThe Kelly Walsh Business department's goal is to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the business world or pursue a business/technical degree at the post-secondary level. The department sponsors student chapters of DECA and Skills USA that have long traditions of excellence in Wyoming State competitions including dozens of State Champions, many top-ten finishers at national competition, and several national champions. Courses in our Business program include Microsoft Computer Applications, Marketing, Financial Literacy, Accounting, Cisco Networking, Web Design, Introduction to Business, and Business Publications.
Career & Technical Ed.The Kelly Walsh Career and Technical Education department prepares students for the future. As one of the top CTE programs in the State of Wyoming, Kelly Walsh has produced numerous state and national contest winners in fields from automotive troubleshooting to technical drafting. The instructors help students create something that they can be proud of and discover their hidden passions.
Courses in our CTE program include Agriculture, Auto, Computer Aided Drafting/Engineering, Electronics/Robotics, Film & Television, Welding, and Woods.
Driver EducationTraffic safety education introduces students to the skills and knowledge required to drive safely. In Traffic Safety Education, students will learn the "rules of the road", emergency driving procedures, parking of all types, and basic vehicle control. As part of the course, students will spend 30 hours in the classroom, 20 hours on our driving simulators, 2 hours at our driving range, and 1 hour driving on the streets of Casper. The driving range allows students at KW to practice parallel parking, angle parking, perpendicular parking, backing up, backing around corners, and turnabouts in a safe environment. The driving simulation lessons are directly tied to lessons from the text and allow students to "drive" in a fully interactive virtual city.
Family & Consumer Sci.It is the mission of the Kelly Walsh High School Family and Consumer Science Department to provide multiple opportunities for learning through hands on activities and developing confident, productive, and responsible community members.
The goal of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department is: "To help students survive and thrive in the real world" By building strong families - (Family Life / Child Development) By building strong relationships - (Family Life / Child Development) By taking care of themselves - living a healthy lifestyle - (Foods I/II) By preparing healthy and nutritious meals for themselves and their family - (Foods I/II) By gaining vocational skills - (Catering / Fashion Design / Interior Design)
Fine ArtsKelly Walsh’s fine arts programs are making a difference by building a stronghold of powerful thinkers. They embrace students’ rights to be individuals; the fine arts help students acknowledge their own talents. Not only does it help students graduate, it builds their minds and creativity. Courses in the Fine Arts department include all types of 2 dimensional and 3 dimension art as well as photography.
Language ArtsThe mission of Kelly Walsh High School Language Arts Department is to prepare every student in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening by implementing research-based, best practices. The Kelly Walsh Language Arts department offers a wide variety of courses from basic english to college credit AP courses The purpose and goals of the Language Arts Department are to make the basic communication skills of each student stronger. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening are three major standards on which we focus; all of our course offerings require students to meet a balanced proficiency in those areas. The strength of our programs is that we have a very qualified faculty, all of whom bring something different to the department; yet each member of the department is focused on the task that they need to do and very dedicated to see that it happens. We also offer kids who are interested in journalism the opportunity to pursue their interest in that area and also we offer forensics and debate for students who want to advance their speaking skills, and who are interested in competitive debate.
MathematicsThe Kelly Walsh math department offers a wide variety of course offerings from basic pre-algebra to advanced placement calculus. Also offered in our department is a full line of computer science courses. The mathematics teachers at Kelly Walsh High School are devoted to improving student performance in mathematics by…
–Using delivery techniques that encourage the student to be an active participant.
–Transforming the teacher's role from lecturer to coach.
–Providing content that is relevant to the learner as well as relevant to the demands of the work place.
–Implementing standards-based instruction.
–Integrating the various strands of mathematics. (i.e. Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry)