November 15, 2022
Making Waves Academy
Combining academic rigor with social-emotional learning
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 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.
Making Waves Foundation also supports Making Waves Academy through special project funding, services, and the land ownership and ongoing maintenance of the middle and upper school facilities, which includes collaborative open learning areas, a parent resource center, restorative justice centers, gymnasiums, music rooms, maker spaces, and performance art spaces as part of a facilities expansion project, providing an additional 14 acres and 250,000 square feet of learning space.