High School Unique Programs and Courses

  • Classes in orange are available for Valley Southwoods students. 


    New Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course Offered to Seniors

    West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS), Valley High School, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), and the City of West Des Moines are excited to partner in offering an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) program. This program is available for both Valley and Walnut Creek Campus seniors starting the first semester of the 2021-22 school year.  

    Learn more about the EMT program >

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • EL Work Study

  • Foundations of Education

  • GT Seminar

  • Health

  • Honors Seminar

  • iJAG (Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates)

  • Information Technology Pathways

  • Initial Field Experience

  • Lab Assistant

  • Ninth-Grade Health

  • Ninth-Grade Learning Lab

  • Peer Partner Art

  • Senior Field Experience

  • Success Center/Learning Lab

  • Unified P.E.

Drivers Education

  • 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


    Other Fall and Spring Classes (High School Only)

    Other fall and spring classes are available at Walnut Creek Campus. Please contact your Valley counselor to help you select and register for classes at Walnut Creek. All coursework at Walnut Creek Campus must have prior approval of Valley High School.

Last Modified on October 12, 2021