It all started in April of 1999 with one parent who wanted a better educational choice for her children. She saw a need for another Core Knowledge school in the Westminster area, and she took action.
After a grassroots effort to garner additional support, a steering committee of parents and community members worked diligently with Jefferson Academy Board members, local business executives, state senators and representatives, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Core Knowledge Foundation to make their dream a reality.
About eight months later, on December 9th, 1999, the Jefferson County School District Board of Directors unanimously approved the charter application for Woodrow Wilson Academy, finding it to be “flawless.”
In August of 2000, WWA opened its doors within the walls of the Abundant Life Christian Center. A year later, we moved to our current location. And in 2006, we expanded that location to create WWA’s permanent facility – a place grounded with the knowledge that dreams really can come true.
Our expanded facility allowed us to further develop our middle school program, including giving our middle schoolers a wing to call their own complete with technology carts in every classroom and a science lab.
Our school-wide specials and electives programs also benefited tremendously from our new facility which includes a brand new multi-purpose gymnasium as well as a state-of-the art technology and media center.
From here, we have nowhere to go but forward. If you’d like to be a part of the future of WWA, please call 303-431-3694 to learn more or to schedule a tour.