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Making Waves Academy and Making Waves Education Foundation focus on both college access and success as a strategy to support underserved and underrepresented students – from 5th grade through career.

Making Waves Academy

Making Waves Academy is a tuition-free 5th-12th grade public charter school providing holistic and academically rigorous preparation for college and robust social-emotional and athletic programs. The school provides access post-graduation college and career support and is a diverse, inclusive, safe and welcoming community.

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College and Career Success

Our Making Waves Education Foundation college and career success program offers scholarships, coaching, and financial planning to support you on your path to graduating college with minimal to no debt and set up for your first job. 

  • College coaching: Our college coaches provide inspiration and guidance for exploring what makes you ‘you,’ growing your strengths, and navigating your college journey. From choosing a major and mapping a path to timely graduation to setting goals and building relationships – our coaches are here to support your college and career journey. 
  • Scholarships and financial aid: Our college financial coordinators help keep your scholarship, financial aid, and college budgeting on track. They are passionate about college finances to help you focus on your studies. ​
  • Career and job skills: Our career advisors are here for career exploration, as early or as often as you need. Partner with them on honing your skills, exploring career options, networking, pursuing internships, jobs, or graduate school, and preparing for job applications and interviews.