WWJH Wolves

Westwood Junior High: the Math, Science, Leadership Magnet


“Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.”

Leadership Levels

A comprehensive, two-year program dedicated to creating leaders through experience, exploration and practice.

Level 1 curriculum introduces the necessary skills for leading and collaboration while allowing the students to explore those skills in a practical setting.


  • Zero-hour
  • During the school day

Elective credit

Level 2 curriculum expands what the students learn and practice in Level 1 and challenges them to develop those skills further while also introducing new, higher-level concepts.


  • Zero-hour
  • During the school day

Elective credit

Leadership Continuum

Leadership concepts are not taught in isolation.  They are interconnected and support the other as students work through their experiences and challenges.

Our Instructional Approach

We use activities that teach:

  • Discussions
  • Team Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Debate
  • Real-world skills
  • Resumes/Interviewing
  • Collaboration
  • Current Events
  • Technology
  • Problem-Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills

Principals of Business, Marketing and Finance

Additional opportunity to link the Leadership magnet strand with CTE pathways

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The focus for this curriculum will be understanding business concepts within the context of the leadership lens.  Students will be able to explore the components of business and finance while ending their experience creating a practical business model for a new business of their own making!

  • For 8th graders only
  • During the school day
  • Level 1 Leadership is a preqrequisite.
  • Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance earns 1.0 high school credit (0.5 can count as the 0.5 Technology requirement).
  • If a student already has Data Entry credit, then 1.0 applies entirely as elective credit for high school graduation. 
  • From RISD’s Chart Your Course Handbook:  “The  .5  Technology  credit  required  for  the  RISD  Foundation High  School  Program  must  be  from  Touch Systems  Data  Entry;  Principles of Business, Marketing and Finance; Business Information Management 1; or Principles of Information Technology.​”