Western Academy Charter School

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WACS Wins A Sea Turtle In Candy Wrapper Collection

As part of WACS Go Green initiatives, the school participated in a Candy Wrapper Collection from mid-October through the end of November as part of a school contest by Loggerhead Marine Center.

The school collected 34.66 lbs. of candy wrappers and is one of the top 3 schools in the contest held by Loggerhead Marine Center. "I am thankful to all of our parents, students, staff and teachers for collecting the wrappers and packaging. We are teaching our students about Green initiatives and are proud of their efforts and environmental stewardship. We are very excited to have our own sea turtle." says Principal Linda Terranova.

Loggerhead Marine Center partnered with TerraCycle and sent all candy wrappers and packaging collected to be re-purposed into new supplies.
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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.
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National Junior Honor Society Helps Victim of Hurricane Harvey

The National Junior Honor Society at Western Academy Charter School (WACS) in Royal Palm Beach recently collected $1,300 in change to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
This collection was especially meaningful as $600 of the funds raised went directly to the family of a second-grader currently attending WACS. The family lost their home in Houston, TX and had to be rescued by boat when five-foot flood waters took over. Harvey’s destruction took everything from the family except the clothes on their backs.
The remaining $700 collected was donated to The Humane Society of the United States' Disaster Relief Fund which rescued animals abandoned or stuck in the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey.
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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.
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Western Academy Receives 5 Star Award for the 2016-2017 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.
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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!
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