In order to help the incoming kindergarten students assimilate easier to the transition to a big school, we will be having a Kindergarten staggered start this school year. Those K students with their last name staring with the letters A-L will start school on Monday, 8/13 and those students with their last name staring with the letters M-Z will start school on Tuesday, 8/14. Your child should only start school on the day they are scheduled.
On Wednesday, 8/15, ALL Kindergaten students will attend school together.
We will allow K parents to walk their child to class up to Thursday, 8/16. After that date all students must either be dropped off through the car line for breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. or they must be dropped off in the K/1/2 car line at the classroom doors starting at 7:45 a.m. Walking students to class will not be allowed after Thursday 8/16.
Our Meet & Greet with Teachers will be held on Friday, August 10 from 8 AM to 10 AM. We encourage parents to drop off their school supplies on this date. Agendas for grades 2-8 ($7.00), Friday Spirit T-shirts ($10.00), and lockers/locks ($5.00 for MS only) will be available for sale by cash or check only.
This is also the last date to drop off or complete the following information needed to start the school year:
1. Shot Records NO SHOTS - NO SCHOOL - NO KIDDING (Required for new Students, K & 7th Graders)
2. Physical Records (Required for new Students, K & 7th Graders)
3. Copy of Birth Certificate (Required for new & K Students)
4. Sign up for the Before or After-school Programs - Spots are filling up fast! Don't be put on a wait list.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2018 (All Grades except Kindergarten)
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!
Western Academy is offering a summer camp on Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM starting on June 4, 2018. A before care option (starting at 7:00 AM) is available for an additional charge. Off-site field trips will be offered on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Camp is open to all students age 5 (by June 5, 2018) through seventh grade.
* Session I - June 4 - June 15
* Session II - June 18 - June 29
*Session III - July 2 - July 13 (Closed July 4th)
*Session IV - July 16 - July 27
The camp fees are $340 for Sessions I, II & IV and $306 for Session III and includes all costs for field trips, breakfast, lunch, and snack. A $35.00 registration fee (per child) will be required to register your child. Each registration fee includes two Western Academy Charter School t-shirts which must be worn on all off-site field trip days.
SEATS ARE FILLING UP FAST! Don’t miss your opportunity. Sign up today.
We are excited to announce our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies! We have collaborated with 1st Day School Supplies to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the hassle and aggravation of shopping. 1st Day School Supplies is convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, the prices are competitive! So, this summer as the temperature hits over 100 degrees and lines at the checkout counters are a mile long you can purchase school supplies from the comfort of your own home.
These kits include only the items that teachers will be utilizing in their classrooms. It does not include items that students may need to bring to class (pencils or zipped binders) or for specific middle school classes (i.e. science fair boards, memory stick, soil for botany). Teacher will only ask those students who are in their class for those additional items.
Ordering is as easy as going to www.1stDaySchoolSupplies.com and entering our school zip code of 33411 and choosing Western Academy Charter School or going to the link that will be available on our website.
The pricing per grade is as follows:
All orders must be completed by June 15, 2018. All kits will be delivered to the students homeroom teacher even before school starts. So pre-order your next year school supplies today!
Get involved! Sign up to volunteer in the cafeteria and for other events at WACS!!
We will be re-opening our application process for those still interested in the 2018-2019 school year on April 9th until April 27th for those interested in attending our school. This will only be for our middle school programs.
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.
Western Academy has been designated as a 2017-2018 National demonstration site for Project CHILD.