- AP Capstone™
- community service
- Entrepreneurship & Global Studies
- international travel
- making a 3D key chain
- online courses
- trading center
- Tinkering place
In 2015, WMA was selected by the College Board to include the AP Capstone™ Program as part of its curriculum. The first year will offer AP Seminar, which will be part of the English Department, while AP Research in the second year will follow the students’ passion and could fall under any academic discipline.
Upon matriculation, each student agrees to adopt the Academy’s belief in broad intellectual development, good physical health, personal accountability, mutual respect and commitment to service. In addition, WMA offers a daily Community Service Team that satisfies the afternoon activity requirement.
Service to others is an opportunity to support our community and fulfill a personal sense of social responsibility.
The Mission of the Center for Entrepreneurial & Global Studies (CEGS) is to prepare students to enter an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
CEGS serves as the History and Social Science department and offers college-level and honors courses in History, Economics and Geography, along with Advanced Placement courses and distinctive trimester electives.
Each year WMA offers exciting opportunities for students to travel around the country and around the world to enhance their classroom studies. Students can explore both the differences and interconnectedness of peoples and economies from around the world and around the nation.
Travel is seen as an opportunity for WMA students to gain first-hand experience with the people, institutions and challenges of the modern world.
“We want our students to have a hybrid experience. We’re not just sending students to an online learning space; the students will have an online learning block in their schedule and they will be responsible for reporting to the classroom. There will be a teacher in the classroom to help the students stay on task, meet deadlines and manage their online platform.”Learn more
Meg HutchesonDean of Curriculum
The Mark R. Shenkman Trading Center offers students the opportunity to use a state-of-the-art facility to engage in an active research and trading experience in order to gain understanding of the global financial environment. It also serves as WMA's showcase facility for economics, finance and entrepreneurship classes.
In addition, the real-time applications of the center give more opportunities for students to see the interconnectedness of their actions to others and how decisions made by them and by global institutions can have profound effects on local and international populations.