In order to connect classroom learning to real-world applications, William Penn High School offers several on-campus working opportunities. Students are encouraged, and given time, to use these work environments to count towards their senior project and internship, connecting classroom studies to real-life, problem-solving activities.
Penn Services is the products and services arm of William Penn High School. Students work together in a business setting, providing products and services to meet your needs.
William Penn High School signed a “Partners in Education” agreement with Delaware Greenways, a non-profit agency that works with the state on healthy living styles and open space. They were awarded the contract to operate and manage Penn Farms, located adjacent to William Penn High School. Through the City of New Castle Board of Trustees, we have enhanced our Agriculture and Landscaping Design program to include activities on the Penn Farm campus. Students work with local farmers and complete plant and soil projects on the land. William Penn students also design, create, and sustain Penn Gardens – available and open to the public.
The Penn Accounting firm fiscally manages all cash accounts here at William Penn High School. These students collaborate with each program’s coordinator in order to collect and manage funds, journalize transactions, prepare and analyze reports, and allocate funds as necessary.
Penn Tech Design
Our Penn Tech Design company uses state of the art software and technical skills to design and test all operational systems here at William Penn High School. Our Architectural teams present layout of any and all structures, while our Engineering team designs any and all structural systems.
Probably one of our most exciting businesses, Penn Bistro is open to the public and staff for breakfast, lunch, and to-go meals on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The top chef program also caters local events and works directly with our Penn Farm team to enhance our farm to school program. www.pennbistro.net
If you need something designed and built, then look no further. Penn Construction has the ability to design and construct a general product – small or large. These students go to local job sites through our Educational partner – ABC Delaware Chapter. Our students use the knowledge gained from classrooms and apply to actual jobs throughout New Castle County.
Penn Publications brings together students from a variety of majors: Graphic Design, Media Design, Journalism, Yearbook, Art, and Newspaper. Students work together to design layouts and publish final products. Penn Publications is open to the community to service anyone’s graphic design needs. These students apply writing, design, and layout skills to any job contracted from our district or public.
The WP Media curriculum teaches students comprehensive 21st-century digital media communication and design programs for the web similar to the Graphic Arts print curriculum, Penn Publications. WP Media involves 4 major components: Web Design, Social Media Strategies, Web Video, and Music Production & Voiceovers. With the help of our advisors, successful professionals in the industry, the curriculum has been developed to not only prepare students for college but also explore and consider entrepreneurism. The purpose of all of this is to help the students build their brand and “Tell Their Story” across the web, social media, and video.
Penn Teacher Academy
The Teacher Academy is aimed at attracting and developing future teachers. Our program is now expanded to offer two tracks, Early Childhood Education and K–12 Education. The program takes a multi-faceted approach to examining the teaching profession that includes unique field experiences (partnering with Colonial schools) and membership in Educators Rising. As a member of Educators Rising, students have the opportunity to participate in various events to enhance their experience in the education field, including participation in school planned events as well as the annual state competition and conference.