Poston Butte High School
Hello, and thank you for your interest in Poston Butte High School. In addition to the standard core curriculum - Science, Mathematics, English, Social Studies & Physical Education/Health - we offer the following curriculum that can only be found here on our campus. As we let our students know, "Once you step through our doors, your only limitaition is...you."
STEM has three separate disciplines: Biotechnology, Computer Science, and Engineering. In Biotechnology students focus on Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology 1, Biotechnology 2, and Forensic Science. Biotechnology looks at molecular biology, viruses, bacteria, the immune system. Students will culture superbugs and design a virus. In their final year they will learn everything there is to know about crime scenes and how to work as an evidence technician.
In Computer Science students focus on Introduction to Computer Programming, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A. At the end of their four years students will know how to code and create their own computer games and programs.
In Engineering students focus on Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, AP Computer Science Principles, and Engineering Design and Development. Students will learn how to draft, build and how to code to make their projects move. In their senior year they will build a product from the ground up and enter it into SkillsUSA to compete against other schools and present their product to engineers and design companies.
Students will take many honors and AP classes that will make them college ready and possibly ahead in college credits. If you have a passion for this disciples listed, want a hands on interactive education, and are willing to push yourself intellectually, STEM is the place for you!
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Bronco Studios, a Future Business Leaders of America Chapter, works with local companies like the Copa Shorts Film Festival to develop student’s abilities in a wide variety of fields within the Film/TV and Broadcasting careers. Students participate in Hands-on, Project-Based and Workplace learning in this three to four year program earning up to 3 industry certifications, AP Credit and even college credit. Interested students can also work with the FUSD Public Relations Director to earn industry experience for classroom credit. We are more than just a class with students working towards attending conferences, performing community service and developing life-long friendships while developing knowledge in Information Technologies, Business and Media while earning recognition at the regional, state and even national levels. Contact Mr. Stahl for more details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports & Entertainment Management Program
The program is designed to prepare students for instruction in business communications, principles of business law, word processing, data entry, office machine operations, office procedures, public relations, filing, records management and report preparation while tying that into a Sports & Entertainment environment.
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Students will be introduced to one of the world’s oldest and largest industries…the hospitality industry (hotels, restaurants, recreation, and travel and tourism). This course is for students who want to be managers in the hospitality industry. It also teaches students essential life skills for success in their personal and professional lives. Topics such as critical thinking, career matching, entrepreneurship, and employability skills will be built into the curriculum. Students will also build and run a restaurant from the ground up, our Bronco Bistro. Students will have the opportunity to participate in SkillsUSA conferences and competitions. This course is ideal for students who are interested in the field of hospitality, business, marketing, or communications.
Air Force Junior ROTC
Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is a program designed to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. It is NOT a military recruiting program. Each AFJROTC class consists of three components: Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE), and a wellness program. Uniform wear and associated grooming standards are required elements in all AFJROTC courses.
Performing & Fine Arts
The Fine Arts Department has diverse classes to fill a student’s desire to perform, create, design, and collaborate with their peers. The main Fine Arts classes offered at Poston Butte include Ceramics, Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Drawing, Dance, Painting and Theater. These courses are designed to enhance a student’s ability to problem solve, utilize self-expression, and become a leader in their classroom. An Arts Education at Poston Butte is essential.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
FBLA is a dynamic organization of young people with nearly 5,000 members in Arizona.
What do you get out of FBLA?
· Leadership Opportunities
· Scholarship Opportunities
· State and nation-wide travel
· Community Service
· Resume Building
FBLA's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
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Florence Unified Career & Technical Education (CTE) has a partnership with Central Arizona College (CAC) and Poston students can take advantage of free college. Not only will PB students get free college, but will earn dual enrollment college credits, have their uniforms and books paid for, and even have transportation to CAC and back to Poston.
Starting your sophomore year, students can enroll in Construction, Early Childcare, and Hospitality Management. In their Junior and Senior years, students can also enroll in Diesel Engine Repair, Automation and Robotics, and Heavy Equipment Operations. Each program is for 2 hours in the student’s schedule, but again transportation is provided.
For more information regarding the partnership with CAC and FUSD CTE, please contact Tracey Celaya at email@example.com or by phone at 520-866-3573.
Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Career and technical education covers a variety of challenging fields in diverse subject areas which are constantly evolving due to the changing global economy. Some of the career areas that students may enter through career and technical education include: Trade and Industrial (automotive technicians, carpenters, electricians); Business and Marketing (entrepreneurs, financial officers); Family and Consumer Sciences (management and life skills, executive chefs, hotel managers); Health Occupations (nurses, physical therapists, biomedical engineers); Public Safety and Security (EMT’s, emergency management and response coordinators); and Artistic (cosmetology, visual media, arts/graphics designers).
To view our 2019-2020 Course Catalog, starting at page 43, for a full list of courses offered CLICK HERE
CAVIT is Pinal County’s local Joint Technical Education District (JTED). It offers Career and Technical Education courses that our high schools do not offer. All of the CAVIT courses are held on its central campus located in Coolidge. Our high schools provide daily transportation to and from CAVIT’s Coolidge campus during the school year for those enrolled in a CAVIT course.
To view our 2019-2020 Course Catalog, starting at page 54, for a full list of courses offered CLICK HERE