Center for Communications & Media Relations

Varina High School

  • Comprehensive study and refinement of writing and speaking skills necessary for effective communication
  • Applications of communications principles in areas such as television, multimedia, public speaking, photography, graphic design, journalism, advertising, web design, and public relations
  • Ethical and technical aspects of communications
  • Field trips, guest speakers, field experiences, and shadowing opportunities in partnership with the business community
  • Production of student news shows, newspapers, speeches, multimedia presentations, websites, advertising campaigns, public service announcements, and a senior portfolio

Sample Four-Year Curriculum

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Grade 9

Center Module I


  • English 9
  • Communications & Technology Connections
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health & P.E.
  • World History & Geography II
  • World Language

Grade 10

Center Module II


  • English 10
  • Communications Writing & Production I (2 periods)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health & P.E.
  • World Language
  • Economics and Personal Finance

Grade 11

Center Module III


  • AP English 11
  • Communications Writing & Production II (2 periods)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Virginia and United States History
  • World Language

Grade 12

Center Module IV


  • AP English 12
  • Advanced Communications: Writing, Production, and Directed Research (2 periods)
  • Virginia and United States Government
  • Mathematics or Elective
  • Science or Elective
  • World Language
NOTES
  • *Refer to Diploma Requirements to determine which graduation requirements apply to you.
  • It is highly recommended that students complete World History & Geography I before enrolling in this Center.
  • All students must successfully complete the Economics and Personal Finance course.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
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