Western Academy Charter School has maintained its status as a 2021 Green School of Excellence. We take great pride in continuing to be a model of environmental stewardship and sustainability for Palm Beach and Martin County schools.
Western Academy has amended the Student Protcol due to COVID-19. The changes are as follows: Responsibilities of Students and Families: Any other student attending face-to-face instruction in the school that resides in the same home as the student exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and be assigned to Distance Learning. Responsibilities of Principals : The School is required to notify The Florida Department of Health Epidemiology Department if any in-classroom instruction student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. The School will provide the DOH with the necessary information for contact tracing. The DOH will work with the School to determine whether school or classroom closures are needed. A list will be provided by the school of every student and staff member with whom they have been in close contact (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes) during the school day. This list will be securely maintained. After the Department of Health has finished the contract tracing investigation, the DOH will notify parents, guardians of students or staff identified as exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school. The DOH will provide the school with a list of the exposed students and school staff with the returning date to school. The names of exposed students must not be revealed as prohibited by FERPA. Students identified above shall be sent home for up to 14 days to self-isolate and return to school per the date on the Department of Health letter. If the student or staff member after exposure develops symptoms, he or she should remain home and be tested for COVID-19. If the test is positive, the individual should remain isolated at least 10 days and symptom free, including no fever in the previous 24 hours. If the individual test is negative, they should still self-isolate for 14 days from the last contact with the confirmed case as per the Department of Health. The above changes will go into effective when we return on Monday, November 30, 2020.
The sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 2, 2019 and runs through, August 6, 2019. During the sales tax holiday, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including; certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and computers and certain accessories selling for $1,000 or less, when purchased for noncommercial or personal use.
Western Academy earned an "A" school grade rating again. This is the 13th year Western Academy has earned an A. Not only did we earn an A, but we are one of the highest scoring schools in Palm Beach County! We rank 5th among all elementary schools, 3rd among all middle schools, and 8th among all schools in the district.
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.”