Our Mission

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD for short) offers students a unique and engaging four-year course sequence with a focus in architectural drafting, design principles, and historic preservation. Our inter-disciplinary and hands-on approach to architecture, design, and the visual arts integrates internship experiences and skills training throughout core academic content areas. WHSAD students can earn a Career & Technical Education (CTE) endorsed diploma in Architectural Drafting & Design, and up to 6 college credits upon graduation from our program.

All of our students are given the opportunity to participate in paid internships with industry partners. Please take a moment to review the following posts to learn more about our program.

Work Based Learning at WHSAD

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Learn About WHSAD’s Work Based Learning Program

WHSAD students are not expected to wait until they graduate college to begin their first job. Experience in the workplace is as crucial to a student's education as the classroom. The goal at WHSAD is that our students enter college and begin their adult lives with the … [Read More...]

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Interested in Hosting a WHSAD Intern?

  Please review the following documents  to learn more about how to host a WHSAD student for an internship at your company/organization and the skill sets that our students develop through our four year program. If you have any questions, or are interested in … [Read More...]

What’s Happening at WHSAD?

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WHSAD Freshman Win National Bioenergy Competition

Freshman Xavier Abreu-Negron, Najee Neil, Victor Perry, Alfredo Sanchez, and Nicholas Shannon have been selected as the 2015 winners of the Department of Energy's BioenergizeME competition. Their … [Read More...]

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Regents/ Common Core Exam Review – Saturday, June 13th, 10am-2pm!

Attention all students! The following Regents Review sessions will be offered on Saturday, June 13th from 10am-2pm: Living Environment - Ms. Taylor - Room 216 Chemistry - Ms. Bui  - Room … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Participates in the Sixth Annual Night of Arts at Park Avenue Armory

June 8, 2015 marked WHSAD's Sixth Annual Night of Arts at Park Avenue Armory. The evening featured galleries exhibiting student architectural designs and artwork, live performances of original and … [Read More...]

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Williamsburg Students Instrumental in Brooklyn Barge Bar Design

Over the last few months, the owners of the Brooklyn Barge have been working with students at the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD), who created detailed drawings for the … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Become More Marketable for the Workforce

For the past five months, a dozen students at the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design (WHSAD) have been working diligently to prepare themselves to break into the manufacturing … [Read More...]

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WHSAD Students Score Internships Aboard the Mary A. Whalen

The tanker, known as the Mary A. Whalen, has long been untethered, traveling from port to port on short-term permits, but beginning Friday, it'll finally have a home at Pier 11 in the Atlantic … [Read More...]

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