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DUE TO DISTRICT CLOSURES, WE HAVE EXTENDED THE APPLICATION DEADLINE TO MAY 29TH, 2020. NEW LOTTERY DATE WILL BE JUNE 4TH, 2020. 

 

WE WILL NO LONGER BE HOLDING PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS. IN LIEU OF PARENT INFORMATION MEETINGS, PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW. TURN ON YOUR SPEAKERS, THERE IS SOUND. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LAST SLIDE TO DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU HAVE WATCHED AND PICK UP AN APPLICATION DURING THE DATES AND TIMES LISTED BELOW.

 

We will be offering safe application dropoff and pickup at the times listed below. 

Friday May 8th-   8am-9am

      6pm-7pm

 

Monday May 11th- 8am-9pm

      6pm-7pm

 

Monday May 18th- 8am-9am

        6pm-7pm

 

Tuesday May 26th- 8am-9am

          6pm-7pm

 

Friday May 29th- 8am-9am

      6pm-7pm

 

Lottery- Thursday June 4th @6pm

 

Turn your speakers on to hear the narration. If the sound doesn't work properly, you can click on the small speaker icon and click play. Use the arrow buttons to advance to the next slide or it will advance automatically after 1 minute.

 

 

Western Center Academy High School is a mixture of honors, Advanced Placement, and dual-enrollment college courses focused around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  

 

If you need information for our high school program please contact our office at (951) 766-9030.

 

The small school environment, accelerated curriculum, and other opportunities to prepare for a STEM college major and career might just be perfect for your child.  More information will be given at our informational meetings.  

 

In order to apply to WCA Middle School in 6th grade:

  • Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting
  • Complete an application to be entered into the lottery

 

In order to apply to WCA Middle School in 7th or 8th grade:

  • Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting
  • Students must meet with administration to determine correct placement
  • Complete an application to be entered into the lottery

 

In order to apply to WCA High School in 9th grade:

  • Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting
  • Students who did not attend WCA middle school must set up a transition meeting with administration
  • Complete an application to be entered into the lottery

 

In order to apply to WCA High School as a 10th, 11th, or 12th grades:

  • Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting
  • Students must meet with the school counselor to analyze transcripts and make a graduation plan
  • Complete an application to be entered into the lottery

 

Students wishing to apply for 10th, 11th & 12th grade must meet with the WCA counselor prior to admission to discuss potential course schedule options.

  

Depending on the demand for the 90 spots at each grade level in high school and 128 in middle school, there may be a lottery to determine enrollment in the school.  On the right side of this page, please find a copy of our Parent Information Meeting Flyer, which includes a listing of the dates and times for the voluntary parent meetings. Choose which one works best for you and we’ll see you there as you explore the opportunities that Western Center Academy has to offer.

Application Open Enrollment Period ends May 29th, 2020.  Applications must be received during the open enrollment period to be entered into the lottery. After the lottery, if there are available spots, the application period will remain open.

The lottery will be held on June 4th, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Western Center Academy
. The lottery is open to the public, however, your presence is not required. Accepted students will be notified via email.

 

Admissions Packet

A completed admissions packet consisting of Intent to Enroll, Parent Form and Student Form must be received in the Western Center Academy office by 3:00 p.m. on April 30th, 2020. Late applications will not be eligible for the lottery.  Admissions packets turned in after the deadline will be placed on the wait list in the order they are received.

Western Center Academy has admissions preferences, as outlined in our admissions policy (available upon request at the Charter School office). One of the admissions preferences includes a preference for students who are currently enrolled in or who reside in the elementary school attendance area of the public elementary school in which Western Center Academy is located (for purposes of the Charter School Facility Grant Program).

Lottery

If more applications are received than there are available openings, a lottery will be held. The lottery will be held on May 7th, 2020 at Western Center Academy. Applicants and their families are welcome to attend. Students who are drawn for the 2020-21 school year will be contacted via email.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Law

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Law
To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.  All students entering 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school.

 

Such documentation can be a resolution adopted by the charter school’s governing Board, or information on the school’ website which sets forth, to the satisfaction of the Authority:

  • The charter school has a preference in admissions policy
  • The charter gives a preference in admissions to pupils who are currently enrolled in the local elementary school the charter school is relying on to meet the Charter School Facility Grant Program Free and Reduced Priced Meal requirement and to pupils who reside in the elementary school attendance area where the charter school site is located.
  • It is not necessary for the public elementary school to be specified by name so long as the above conditions are met.