Linked Learning Academies at SBHS

Visual and Performing Arts

This pathway is for students interested in careers on stage and in graphic arts. Options for study include theater, music and computer aided drawing. Careers include acting, theater production, music performance, web design, and graphic design. Some options for theater and music require after-school rehearsals and performances.

Students decide on their emphasis of theater arts, music, or graphic arts.

Theater emphasis- Students are themselves the medium for their art. Students will be taught to work very hard to express themselves and to communicate in ways that are powerful, yet vulnerable.

Digital Media Arts emphasis- Design, Visual, and Media Arts includes those occupations that use visual art, digital media, and Web-based tools and materials as the primary means of communication and expression. Students learn current workplace practice, skills in visual art concepts, and skills in new and emerging digital processes to create and communicate complex concepts. Career possibilities include: Digital Animator, Artistic Director, Commercial Artist, Web Designer

Music emphasis- Students use voice and instruments to create musical art by performing, editing, and writing music. In this pathway, students commit themselves to learn several instruments, career basics of the music industry, the uses of music currently and throughout history, and music theory. Students in band are often requested to perform at school and community events outside of school hours.

Air Force JROTC

Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

The Academy’s mission is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. Students are never under any obligation to join the military. AFJROTC is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline. In the classroom, students learn air and space fundamentals. There are multiple after-school opportunities for competitions and service.

Public Safety

The Public Safety pathway prepares students with knowledge and experiences in careers that involve public safety. Training and licensing after high school is required for most law-enforcement careers. Some of the certifications and licenses can be earned in this Academy while still in high school. The evolving integration of

state public safety organizations, their connections with federal and state intelligence and security agencies, interoperability and coordination of effort, and the shared mission to protect the public in a post-9/11 world are areas of emphasis for the pathway. The careers included in this pathway primarily address law enforcement services, homeland and cyber security services, and correctional services.

Careers associated with this pathway include:

Animal Control Worker

Correctional Officer/Probation Officer

Law Enforcement Officer

Loss Prevention Specialist

Homeland Security

Military Service


The eBusiness Academy provides instruction for and about business. Included in the pathway is instruction and experiences that teach electronic business skills using Microsoft Office (students can earn professional certifications in Microsoft Office). Students also learn the basics of personal finance, develop techniques for making wise consumer decisions, study economic principles, and learn how small medium and large private businesses operate. Students are taught knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for students to succeed in the workforce.

Students complete multiple projects that give students opportunities to practice the core areas of business: management, marketing, finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship. The projects also teach economics, business law, computation and communication.

The eBusiness Academy also focuses on information technology (IT). Students learn to use computers as tools in conjunction with related software in order to make decisions, to produce professional documents, to communicate via the Internet, and to research topics utilizing digital libraries.

Law and Society

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Law and Society is about using law, business, government, education and human capital to intentionally move society forward. We emphasize improving our own attitudes, actions, and education so that our careers and volunteer efforts positively impact the world around us. To that end, careers that students can pursue in Law and Society are numerous. Many students who are unsure of what their specific career might be join Law and Society because they want their work (whatever it is) to positively help their community and the City of San Bernardino.

Careers include:

Social Work and Counseling

Legal careers including Lawyer, Judge, or Administration

Nonprofit business and entrepreneurship


Event organizer



Organizational leadership

Local and international relief (for the poor, homeless, or refugee)

Infrastructure management (like providing water for cities)

Pastors and community leadership

We use projects to teach government, trial law, civil law and lawsuits, San Bernardino’s bankruptcy, human rights, civil rights, laws governing law enforcement and prison, how to start nonprofit businesses and charities, youth court and restorative justice, race relations, San Bernardino (city and county) politics, how the executive, legislative and judicial branches actually operate to maintain government and impact society, San Bernardino’s Neighborhood Associations, SBCUSD students’ rights and responsibilities, environmentalism, economics, and other related areas. In each project, students perform the activities that those who work in these fields, often with the help of professionals.

In each of these areas, we emphasize ANALYSIS of laws and practices, how they affect individuals, the society, businesses, crime rates, freedom, and American (and the United Nations’) ideals.

Sports Medicine/First Responders

Students learn on-site patient care during emergency and sports injury situations. Students learn analyze and assess situational medical needs and to provide medical assistance. Additionally, students analyze the characteristics of different career fields within the pathway to develop a perspective on the nature of the work, entry-level requirements, career options, and expectations.

During student projects, students learn to demonstrate necessary leadership qualities, team concepts, and personal integrity. The students execute safety procedures and protocols associated with local, state, and federal regulations in order to effectively and safely conduct duties within fire and emergency services.

Students have the opportunity to complete certification in emergency care as appropriate—for example, cardiopulmonary  resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid.


Engineering is all about creating new products and inventions that solve problems. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. The curriculum is proven to be successful at teaching students real engineering, and preparing students for advanced degrees and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The Engineering Academy uses the well-known curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). The Engineering Academy empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students learn in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.

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