Western Academy Charter School (WACS) in Royal Palm Beach has recently been designated by the Florida Department of Education as a School of Excellence. Only 63 out of 207 schools in the county were designated a School of Excellence and WACS was one of only four charter schools out of the 50 in Palm Beach County to earn this designation.
The designation came through a program the Florida Legislature created in the Spring of 2007 that allows for schools to be designated as a School of Excellence if the school’s percentage of possible points earned in its school grade calculation is in the 80th percentile or higher for schools comprised of the same grade grouping (i.e. elementary, middle and high school combination) for at least two of the last three school years. Western Academy Charter School is a “Combination” school and scored above the 80th percentile for all three-years. For 2017-2018 school year, WACS scored in the 91st percentile in their group, making the school in the top 10 percent in the State.
“I am so very proud that Western Academy Charter School has been designated by the Florida Department of Education as a School of Excellence,” stated Linda Terranova, Principal of WACS. “My teachers, staff and administration work exceptionally hard every day for the benefit of each individual child and this designation just proves what a high-quality program we have.”
We are pleased to announce that Western Academy Charter School now has access to School Cash online a cashless system for lunch account activity only!
School Cash Online has been designed to be an easy to use and efficient online payment system. You will have access to view lunch account balances, view details of items purchased (including ala carte items) and add funds to the account.
If your student has an account already established from a previous Palm Beach County School the students new school information will be updated and any available funds will be carried forward.
Below are the steps on how to create an account:
Log on to: palmbeach.schoolcashonline.com/
· Click on “Get Started Today”
· Complete the information requested. Once the information is complete you will receive an email notification that you are registered.
How to add funds to my student(s) account:
· Click on Meal Plan tab
· Enter the amount to be added in the meal plan field
· Click Add to Cart
· Click Checkout and review your order
· Click Continue and select your payment method
· Enter your payment details and click on Continue
Can each parent have a separate account?
Yes. School Cash Online was designed for parents, grandparents, guardians, etc. to have individual accounts. The student can be added to up to five different “parent” accounts.
Where do I obtain my Student ID?
A Student ID can be obtained from one of the following resources:
· Report cards
· Jupiter Grades
Do I need to re-register a student that moves to a different school within the same school district?
School Cash Online records are constantly updated so if a student moves to a different school within the same district, the student’s information will be automatically updated.
Please note that the cashless school online is for lunch account access only.
Western Academy Charter School beat The District and State in EVERY
Grade Level and EVERY Subject!
Royal Palm Beach, FL- (January 19, 2018) Western Academy Charter School in Royal Palm Beach is pleased to announce that they received notice from Governor Rick Scott congratulating the school on their state school ranking. Western Academy, an A rated school since 2006, has recently been designated a Florida School of Excellence based on their 2016-2017 state assessment scores. The school has been raked in the top five percent of all schools in the state based on ELA, Math and Science achievement scores. The school has been ranked in the top seven percent of all K-8 schools in the state and in the top nine percent of all charter schools in the state.
“We are ecstatic with the new state ranking! We worked very hard last school year to push our scores up into the top 10 percent so to make it in the top five percent of all schools for student achievement in the state is especially rewarding,” said Linda Terranova, Principal of WACS. “Our ELA proficiency scores increased from top 13 percent to top six percent for all schools and our Science achievement increased from top 11 percent to top four percent for all schools in the state, so the hard work definitely paid off.” The schools’ Math proficiency scores are in the top four percent in the state for all schools.
Western Academy is the number one ranked Charter School in Palm Beach County and is Ranked sixth overall in all of Palm Beach County’s public schools. The school is a not-for-profit charter school which serves Kindergarten through 8th grade students in the western communities.
Western Academy Charter Schools Rankings:
TOP 5% of all schools in the state based on ELA, Math and Science Achievement.
#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.
Western Academy Charter School is the proud parent of Rosie, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle currently receiving care at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. She was found in the St. Lucie River by boaters on January 2, 2017 and weighed 55.8 pounds. She ingested fishing line and they will be monitoring the passing of the line closely.
Western Academy Charter won the turtle by participating in a contest of collecting candy wrappers.
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.