Academies Overview

  • The students enrolled in the SVHS Academies have an amazing opportunity to be at the forefront of an entirely new approach to education! One of the fastest-growing movements in secondary education is learning pathways, which allow students to focus on a particular course of study through integrated educational pathways to career success. To support the students in this, SVHS has affiliated with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) which provides support and assistance to all educational Academies.   In addition, the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation provides financial support for these two exciting learning opportunities.

Engineering, Design and Technology

  • SVHS Engineering, Design & Technology Academy is part of an exciting career-focused learning program. The Academy is composed of a three-course progression utilizing nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way curriculum to provide a first-hand look at engineering and technology fields. Each grade level of the Academy focuses on different components of the engineering field; inspiring students to explore careers and interests in a variety of STEM fields.   Students in the Academy are also provided career exposure through guest speakers, work-site tours, college tours, job shadows and internships."

AgriTechnology Academy

  • The AgriTechnology Academy builds on SVHS and Sonoma Valley's long-standing agriculture tradition.  Students take a three-course progression in one of two sub-pathways:  AgriScience or Ag Mechanics (or both!)  The classes allow for integrated learning between subject and other disciplines, in which students learn about agriculture, the environment, soil and resource management.  In addition, students are active in FFA, competing in competitions, projects and leadership roles at the local, regional and state level.  In addition, full-time work-based learning coordinator supports the Academy by arranging field trips, site visits, guest speakers, job shadows, informational interviews and internships. 

Work-Based Learning

Wendy Swanson

Wendy Swanson 

Work-Based Learning Coordinator / Academy Director

College & Career Center


Work-Based Learning Coordinator / Academy Director Wendy Swanson 707-933-4048

Phone: 707-933-4048


Wendy Swanson, Work-Based Learning Coordinator / Academy Director

Department(s): College & Career Center

Degrees and Certifications
B.A. Biology, University of the PacificJ.D. University of California--Davis




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