William Henry Shaw High School - SHW

Mass Communication Academy

This magnet program provides transportation!

The mission of the Shaw High School Mass Communications Academy is to develop in young people the critical skills necessary to succeed in the world of mass communications and mass media through extensive coursework in audio, video, technology and film with an emphasis on students continuing to post-secondary education/training. Expanded course offerings will include video production, writing for media, announcing, graphics production, news reporting, media law, business advertising, speech/forensics, social media, and internships with media related businesses. The MCA curricular vision includes attractive opportunities for students in every subject area designed to enhance student skills in written, verbal, and broadcast communications.  

Our magnet program consists of three courses.  This enables our magnet students the opportunity to explore so many of the other opportunities available at Shaw.  Our focus is preparing students for college with a variety of Advanced Placement courses, honors and accelerated courses, as well as the opportunity for dual enrollment (many of our magnet students are full time dual enrolled students as seniors at Columbus State University, Georgia Military College, and other local colleges/universities).

William H Shaw High School Mass Communication Magnet Open House will be back in person this year. 

Shaw Magnet Video:  https://youtu.be/088pGNuxrig

Here is the video link to some of our magnet videos:   https://tinyurl.com/ShawMagnetVideo 

Please also feel free to check out the magnet YouTube channel:   https://tinyurl.com/ShawMagnetYouTube and https://www.youtube.com/channe... (our live-streaming YouTube channel)

Magnet Open House Date: December 5th at 6:00 PM to start in our auditorium

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Writing sample:  

Imagine you have been accepted into the Shaw High School Mass Communications Academy. This event is the top story in tonight’s newscast. Write the news story, answering the Big 6 (who, what, when, where, why, how), paying attention to proper grammar and spelling. The final paper should be at least 250 words.

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