WCHS offers the opportunity for students to take AP and College credit bearing classes with our partner school NYC College of Technology. WCHS has created a College Going Culture that is being integrated into advisory classes. It teaches our students information about Postsecondary options that are available to them, scholarship opportunities, financial aid and college preparatory programs they can attend. As a collaborative community, we guide our students in producing strong applications intended to increase college acceptance and increased personal skills that aid in their post-secondary options.
Sibling and district enrollment preferences, parent representatives on the Board, partnerships with local businesses, schools and community organizations, an alumni association of 1,300 people, and a “shared space” culture for our school building keeps WCHS deeply embedded in the local community.
Over the course of the 2017 spring semester and summer planning, members of the Instructional Leadership Team will delve into work around building a more rigorous, more culturally relevant and more twenty-first century course sequence and academic program. The team will work to restructure classes to increase student interest and better equip them for a technologically diverse society. Increasing student choice and option (including time of day for classes), the academic program will include a variety of resources, learning tools and stimuli intended to not only build student capacity but also encourage and engage students in project based and service learning.