Making Waves Education Foundation » Making Waves Academy

Making Waves Academy is a public charter school in Richmond, California, committed to rigorously and holistically preparing students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities.

For Making Waves Academy, K-12 education is about preparing students for college, career, and life success by helping them develop critical competencies, skills, and mindsets.

Part of our work includes encouraging our students, known as Wave-Makers to identify their life dream as they pursue a rigorous academic education and build the social-emotional skills they need to succeed. With appropriate scholarship and coaching support from Making Waves Education Foundation they can then gain access to an array of post-secondary pathways that will help them realize those dreams.

And we believe in preparing all students for college while de-stigmatizing alternate pathways and supporting a variety of post-secondary choices.

Campus for Equity in Education

Making Waves Academy was co-founded by John H. and Regina K. Scully in the fall of 2007. In the spring of 2022, Making Waves Education Foundation dedicated the 20.25-acre campus as the Campus for Equity in Education, emphasizing Making Waves’ commitment to address disparities in education and recognizing John H. and Regina K. Scully’s extraordinary vision and long-standing support to interrupt inequity and advance educational opportunities. 

Making Waves Education Foundation also supports Making Waves Academy through special projects and services, and the land ownership and ongoing maintenance of the middle and upper school facilities, which includes collaborative open learning areas, gymnasiums, music rooms, and performance art spaces.

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