Wisconsin Career Academy
WCA is a non-instrumentality Milwaukee Public Schools charter school. Wisconsin Career Academy is a small, structured, and college bound school, with 350 students attending in grades 6-12.
The mission of the founders is to establish WCA as an environment of learning and continuous growth for students, parents and teachers to reach their highest potential – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Educational success can only be reached when students, parents and teachers work in harmony. The school program is designed around this fundamental philosophy, to ensure active participation and benefiting of all three groups.
WCA aims to prepare students for academic success in their future education, to enable students to keep a broad spectrum of options open for their future endeavors. Our goal is to have a large majority of our graduates admitted to college.
Success in higher education relies on mastery of knowledge in core subject areas and essential skills. These are best acquired during the middle and high school years. Therefore, the quality of middle and high school education largely determines the success in further education. Our core curriculum provides a rigorous academic program in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. We have also introduced AP courses and are hopeful to bring IB programming to our students shortly.
Each individual student is a focal point at all times. Each and every student at WCA is regarded as a unique, valued, and vital member of the school community. A rigorous math and science curricula, science projects and fairs, preparation for and active participation in International Science Olympiads as well as national contents, communication and leadership skill development programs, cooperation with area universities are the key elements of WCA’s student centered educational program. Our program relies on individual attention in the form of one-on-one tutoring, intensive counseling and individualized goals to motivate the students.
Each student’s educational plan is individualized based on his or her needs. WCA recognizes that there are many forms of intelligence, many ways by which we know, understand and learn about the world. Students are challenged in the following areas of intelligence: visual/spatial, verbal/linguistic, bodily kinesthetic, logical, mathematical, musical/rhythmic, intrapersonal and interpersonal.
WCA participates the Academic Decathlon competition. In 2008-2009, WCA team was advanced to regional competition. One of WCA students placed 2nd in his category for language arts, and another one took a 3rd place ribbon in his category for interviews.
At Wisconsin Career Academy, our mission is to assist low income and first generation college bound students with college admission. 2009-2010 is a fantastic year for Wisconsin Career Academy; 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities! The scholarship amount that students have received is $1,258,304.00. Being a member of the WCA family, our students are destined for success, and we believe that every child deserves to have the education he or she desires.
MRSEF (Milwaukee Regional Science and Engineering Fair) is a growing success, celebrating its eighth year in 2010. From its inception, it has grown from a local gathering of students to become the largest regional science and engineering fair in southeast.
MRAF (Milwaukee, Regional Art fair)o opens its doors to every student in Milwaukee County. Started in 2004, WCA invited hundreds of schools in the Greater Milwaukee Area to participate or view the displays. MRAF promotes art in the Greater Milwaukee Area. The Milwaukee Regional Art Fair (MRAF) is founded on the belief that students deserve the opportunity to create and communicate their ideas through art.
WCA encourages boys and girls to represent WCA through basketball, volleyball, bowling, football and soccer activities. Our basketball and volleyball teams will be a part of WIAA. Last year our girl’s volleyball team finished first in our division and our boy’s basketball team won their first WIAA regional tournament in school history. Under the auspices of our athletic coordinator, a number of colleges have shown an interest in several of our athletes.