High School Unique Programs and Courses

  • Updated with information for the 2023-24 school year.

    Classes in orange are available for Valley Southwoods students. 


  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • EL Work Study

  • EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

  • Foundations of Education

  • GT Seminar

  • Honors Seminar

  • iJAG (Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates)

  • Information Technology Pathways

  • Initial Field Experience

  • JROTC Program

  • Lab Assistant

  • Ninth-Grade Learning Lab

  • Peer Partner Art

  • Post-Secondary Life and Career Readiness

  • Senior Field Experience

  • Success Center

  • Unified P.E.

Summer Drivers Education

  • This comprehensive course, offered by StreetSmarts Drivers Education, includes classroom instruction, simulation, and actual driving experience designed to teach the beginning driver to be a skillful defensive driver.

    Please contact StreetSmarts at 515-279-1112 or online at www.streetsmartsdriversed.com for dates and fees.

    Training and instruction:

    • 30 hours of classroom instruction
    • six hours behind the wheel
    • four hours of instruction concerning substance abuse
    • 20 minutes of instruction concerning railroad crossing safety instruction relating to becoming an organ donor under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    • The six hours of drive time will be set up during the first class and are scheduled outside of class time.

    *Subject to change upon state regulation and curriculum changes

Last Modified on September 7, 2023