Western Academy Charter School

Western Academy Charter School has been designated as a Florida School of Excellence!

News & Announcements

Florida School of Excellence

This designation is given by the Florida Department of Education for schools in the top 80th percentile in the state based on state scores for 2 out of 3 years. WACS scored more than 80th percentile for all 3 years. For 16/17 we scored in the 97th percentile for our K-8 Combination school group.

RANKED #6 IN ALL of Palm Beach County Public Schools

Western Academy Charter Schools Rankings:
#1 Charter School In Palm Beach County
#1 School in the Western Communities
#1 Non-Magnet School in Palm Beach County
#1 K-8th grade school in Palm Beach County
#3 Middle School in Science
This is based on 2016/2017 ELA & Math FSA Scores - Out of 207 Total PBC Public Schools.

Hurricane Make-Up Days

Administration has decided to follow the District’s lead for make-up days for Hurricane Irma. Please note that three previously scheduled teacher professional development days, October 16th, November 3rd, and January 8th, will now be regular instructional days for all students and staff. Our previous decision to alter our calendar by cancelling some non-instructional activities remains in effect. Club Days, Career Day, and Pep Rally/Multicultural Day are still cancelled for this year.

We will now have school on October 16, November 3, and January 8.

Western Academy Charter School - State Rankings

Based on 2015-2016 testing, Western Academy has the following rankings: 

* ELA Achievement - Top 7% of ALL schools in the state
* Math Achievement -  Top 4% of ALL schools in the state
* K-8 School - Top 5% of ALL K-8 Combo schools in the state
* Charter Schools - Top 7% of ALL Charter Schools in the state
 
This ranking places us at 540 out of 3,265 schools so our Overall State ranking is Top 17%. This is up from the last ranking where we were in the Top 20%.
 
In addition, Western Academy beat the District and State in every subject in every grade level!

Western Charter donated to PBSO!

Western Charter Academy donated a van full of toys to PBSO District 9 to help bring holiday cheer to those who need it most. The school also adopted a family and worked with PBSO and West Palm PD to deliver those gifts. Thank you Western Charter Academy staff and families for helping make a positive difference in the community.

6th Grade Fossil Dig

Thirty five Western Academy 6th grade students and parents participated in a fossil dig in Arcadia, Florida.

Western Academy Receives 5 Star Award for the 2015-2016 School Year!

The School District of Palm Beach County celebrated its Five Star Schools during a special awards breakfast. The Five Star School Award was created by the Florida Department of Education's Commissioner's Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. Western Academy has received the 5 Star Schools award since the 2009-2010 school year and is the only charter school in Palm Beach County to receive the award.

Exciting News - Prime Time Palm Beach County

Western Academy Charter School is excited to announce that our middle school students in our after school program have been invited to participate in Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc.

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Upcoming Events

Crazy Hat Day- "From head" / Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/23/2017
Food Drive Starts
Date: 10/23/2017
Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/23/2017 10/27/2017, 11:59 PM
Chorus
Date: 10/23/2017, 2:45 PM 4 PM
NJHS Meeting
Date: 10/23/2017, 3 PM 3:45 PM
Crazy Sock Day - "...to toe..." / Red Ribbon Week
Date: 10/24/2017
Food Drive
Date: 10/24/2017 10/27/2017, 11:59 PM
Tutoring Starts 2/3/4 & 5 grades
Date: 10/24/2017, 3 PM 4 PM
PTC Meeting
Date: 10/24/2017, 6 PM 7 PM
Wear your favorite sport team shirt - "...I choose to be part of a drug-free team..."
Date: 10/25/2017