21st Century Academies

  • Olathe West High School is home to two innovative 21st Century Academies.

    In the Green Technologies Academy, students will be prepared to pursue a career in the green technology field through problem solving, research, design, and professional learning experiences. Students in the Public Safety Academy will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary experiences in the professions of fire rescue or law enforcement. 

    Please visit the Public Safety Academy website: http://schools.olatheschools.com/buildings/21c-publicsafety/

    Please visit the Green Tech Academy website:  http://schools.olatheschools.com/buildings/21c-greentech/

Mr. Van Dyke - Public Safety Facilitator

 Jeff Van Dyke

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jeff Van Dyke

Bachelor of Science - Administration of Justice, Wichita State University

Bachelor of Arts - K-12 Physical Education, Wichita State University

Masters of Educational Technology, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Wichita Police Department (1992-1999) *Patrol, Undercover Narcotics Detective, DEA Task Force

Detective Groves - Public Safety Instructor (Olathe Police Department)

 Detective Brent Groves

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Detective Brent Groves

Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Park College

Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Washburn University

Olathe Police Department

* Field Training Officer / Johnson County Police Academy Instructor

*SWAT Team Member

* Detective - Auto Theft / Violent Crimes / Missing Persons

* KC Metro Major Case Unit

Captain Rafols - Public Safety Instructor (Olathe Fire Department)

 Captain Danny Rafols

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Captain Danny Rafols

Associates in Applied Science Emergency Medicine, JCCC

Olathe Fire Department & Emergency Services

* Certified Paramedic

* FBI / Deputy Federal US Marshall

* FBI SWAT (Certified Tactical Bomb Technician)

* WMD Nuclear Stabilization Technician

* Arson Explosion Investigator

 

Mr. Janousek - Green Tech Facilitator

 Cody Janousek

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Cody Janousek

Bachelor of Science Mathematics, University of Kansas

Masters of Environment - Specialization in Renewable and Sustainable Energy, University of Colorado - Boulder