To High School… And Beyond!
Through collaboration with area high school administrators, teachers, and student leaders, the WWA administration has developed the “Doing 9th Grade Right” program. This multi-faceted program hones in on the academic, social, emotional, and organizational traits students need to be successful as freshmen and throughout their high school and college careers.
Academically, WWA Middle School students follow the Core Knowledge curriculum with a focus on content that will prepare them for what they will be exposed to in high school. In addition to students’ core classes, our students flourish in a diverse electives program that allows them to choose at least seven classes per year in the areas of technology, art, music, P.E. and Spanish.
Socially, students have opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities such as Debate Club, Robotics Club, WNN (Wildcat News Network), Terracycling Club, and Athletics. Our middle school athletes compete against students from similar schools in the area in soccer, volleyball, basketball, cheer, and cross country. Playing to students’ strengths and interests at the middle school level helps them build the skills and confidence they need to continue these activities in high school. Also, the WWA Middle School Activities Committee, run by parents and students, plans at least six on- and off-campus activities each year to help students develop strong relationships with their peers.
Emotionally, students in WWA’s Middle School face similar issues as students in any neighborhood Middle School, such as peer pressure, relationship challenges, and intrapersonal stress. In WWA’s small and supportive environment, students learn to make healthy choices. By the time students graduate from our 8th grade program, they’ve matured in a safe environment where they’ve learned productive coping strategies and effective problem-solving skills.
Permeating all course offerings are important lessons in fundamental organizational skills such as being prepared for each class, using a planner to track homework assignments, taking effective notes, studying for tests, and keeping organized class binders and lockers. As an elective, students may also choose Study Hall to help them further improve their organizational skills.
WWA’s Middle School students mature through these important transitional years in a small and safe environment. Please call 303-431-3694 to learn more or to schedule a tour.