"Everyone doggedly works together to discover the qualities and gifts which make each Wave-Maker unique, the types of support we can provide and/or refer, and what interests, goals and passions lie within them. Then we chart a course yet remain flexible and creative to ensure successful outcomes."
Providing the Educational Opportunities that Change Lives
Curriculum and Instructional Design
Employing both the proven curricular strategies of Making Waves Education Program and the premier College Board SpringBoard curriculum in language arts and math, Making Waves Academy Middle School has a rigorous, holistic, academic approach that provides our students with the opportunity to complete an educational program that prepares them for high school, college, and beyond. The Academy’s instructional program is designed to empower youth to become analytical thinkers who can apply subject knowledge to solve real-world problems. Based on current knowledge of best practices that work for our targeted student body, we continually update the instructional program and curriculum content to ensure our students’ success.
Making Waves Academy offers a broad range of rigorous academic courses across all subject areas and also specialized skill-development programs in everything from technology to the arts. Courses include a full complement of arts and humanities offerings typically available in elite private schools. Click here to see a course of study for Making Waves Academy.
On a regular basis, teachers and staff members help develop, facilitate, and review students’ work to ensure that they are meeting their educational goals. Daily adult facilitators help middle school students develop the time management and core curriculum skills needed to increase their chances of achieving a higher level of success in pursuit of their educational and personal goals.
Making Waves Academy takes a systematic approach to addressing the diverse learning needs of all of the students it serves, including:
- Low-Achieving Students
- High-Achieving Students
- English Language Learners (ELL)
- Special Education Students
Extended School Day and Year
Making Waves believes that having our students for longer amounts of time will greatly improve their achievement. Making Waves Academy offers at least 175 days of instruction every year plus significant after-school enrichment and summer programs to increase the amount of instructional time that our students receive.
Because of the extended day and year, all Wave-Makers receive more than twice the number of instructional minutes than their peers in traditional public schools. Students whose needs cannot be met at Making Waves Academy are placed in the most appropriate setting.