About Us » WCA Accomplishments

WCA Accomplishments

Western Center Academy Accomplishments


School-Wide Accomplishments

2013- California Distinguished School

2014- Riverside County Model of Academic Excellence

2015- WASC Accreditation for WCA High School

2017- California Gold Ribbon School

2017- National Blue Ribbon

2018- California Distinguished School

2019- US News Ranked #77 High School & #16 Charter High School in the Nation




            2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018- Competed in FIRST World Championships

            2012 to Present- Inspire Awards (5), Judges’ Awards (4), Connect Awards (4), Motivate Award (7), Winning Alliance Awards (11)

            2011- Hosted National History Bee Southwest and WCA student won


Ten80 Racing:

            2014 and 2015- National Champions Ten80 Finals

Up and Atom Engineering and Academic Challenge:

            2011- Boat Design winners

            2013- Overall Academic Challenge Winner

Science Fair:

            2014- Broadcom MASTERS National Finalist

            2015- Two Broadcom MASTERS National Semi-Finalists

            2016- Ten WCA students advanced to County Science Fair and one to State Science Fair

            2017- Seven WCA students advanced to County, two to State, and two to International Science Fair

            2018- Eleven WCA students advanced to County and one student to State Science Fair


Invited Presentations

             2015- WCA students presented at the California STEM Symposium

  2016- Eighth grade students selected to attend the Plastic Ocean Pollution Solution Teen Summit

  2016- Marine Mammoths presented to Sierra Club about plastic ocean pollution

             2017- Students presented at TED-Ed conference at MSJC
             2017- Students presented biodiversity project to Soutwestern Riverside County Multi-Species Reserve Management Board

             2017- Marine Mammoths attended 3 day Plastic Ocean Pollution Solutions teen summit at the Dana Point Marine Institute

             2017- Student presented biodiversity data at University of California, San Diego