• Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

     I would like to welcome you to West Park Charter Academy!  I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and well, and were able to enjoy your summer vacation.  Whether you are new to the program or a continuing student, I look forward to working with you and ensuring your academic success for the 2021-2022 school year and beyond.    

     The West Park Charter Academy team is honored to be sharing this educational journey with you.  You can expect for us to be professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and dedicated in helping you achieve your educational goals.  Whether you are pursuing a college degree or a career when you have graduated, the West Park Charter Academy staff will continue supporting students virtually or in-person to ensure that you are successful.  However, true success can only be realized through hard work, commitment, and respect on your part.  I encourage each and every one of you to always give your best effort!  

    We hope that in being a student at West Park Charter Academy, you will accept the responsibility of being a lifelong learner.  As American educational reformer John Dewey said, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”  Simply stated, we have the innate ability to learn each and every day, and in every situation.  Let us change our lives (and of those around us) by making the commitment of being lifelong learners.  By working together we can make this a reality.

     Once again, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 school year.  Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (559) 485-0727.

    Sincerely,

    Ramiro Elizondo

    Director,

    West Park Charter Academy

     

     

     

    West Park Charter Academy

    Mission Statement

     

     West Park Charter Academy is committed to providing a learning environment in which students feel safe, valued, supported, and respected.  Our mission is to meet students where they are and to work closely with them to develop attainable goals for their future.  We strive to forge strong and positive connections, instill confidence and self-reliance, and provide the academic rigor, technology skills, communication abilities, and the 21st Century Skills needed to become responsible and contributing members of society.



    Vision: “Looking to the future

     

    As graduates of the West Park Charter Academy program, students will be competent in technology, will have achieved high levels of academics, and will be effective communicators. In addition, students will develop attainable future goals and become responsible productive citizens who make positive contributions to society.  

      

    West Park Charter Academy Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
    All
    WPCA students will be... 

    Competent and Proficient Users of Technology by:
    Utilizing technology as a tool for learning, communicating, and conducting research
    Using technology to access, manipulate, and produce information
                        Measurable Indicators can Include:

    • Accounts/Use/Progress in IXL, Lexia, Reading Plus, Desmos, and other online platforms 
    • Access to and Student use of G-Suite (Gmail, Slides, etc.)
    • Google Slideshows - one project every other learning period
    • Typing software w/assessments every other learning period
    • One research paper per semester (scored with rubric) 

     
    Academic Achievers by:
    Conducting themselves responsibly, honestly, and ethically
    Being self-directed learners
    Being active learners, increasing their knowledge, and preparing themselves to be successful beyond graduation
                        Measurable Indicators can Include:

    • Student Portfolio each year (students choose what they want to include)
    • Senior Portfolios
    • RMAs & Notifications per semester & school year
    • A-G completion 
    • Completion of high school credits (220) 
    • Grade Distribution (i.e. #’s of A’s, B’s, etc.)
    • 2.0 GPA (per semester & school year)
    • Proficiency on State Assessments (i.e. SBAC, CAST, ELPAC)
    • Proficiency on Local Assessments 
    • At or Above Grade-Level on STAR Assessments (STAR Reading & Math)
       

    Responsible Citizens by:
    Following the rules of the school
    Showing respect for self and others
    Demonstrating personal responsibility and integrity
                        Measurable Indicators can Include:

    • RMAs & Notifications per semester & school year
    • Incident reports per semester & school year
    • Student Attendance during each Learning Period (based on completed schoolwork)
    • Student Attendance to labs, classes, weekly appointments, & tutorial sessions
    • Volunteer Opportunities 
    • Student Daily Activity Log (submitted at end of each Learning Period)


    Effective Communicators by:
    Collaborating, working effectively, and managing interpersonal relationships within diverse groups and settings
    Demonstrating skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing for different purposes and in a variety of situations
                          Measurable Indicators can Include:

    • Oral presentations for written reports and slideshows (every other learning period w/use of rubric)
    • Completion of Grade-level English requirements (with a C or higher) per semester & school year
    • Students who hold a work permit during each school year (2.5 GPA requirement)
    • Senior (Panel) Interviews for December and May Graduates

     

     

    Teachers/Counselors/Support Staff at WPCA:

    -are dedicated to making a difference in students’ education

    -believe that each student has unlimited potential

    -inspire students to think critically

    -use constructive feedback and strategies to improve learning

    -are prepared for the unique challenges and opportunities of a Charter Academy

    -participate in staff development and collaborate

    -provide frequent contact with students and parents

    -are willing to set a schedule for frequency of meetings (discuss with your Independent Study Teacher)

    - accurately assess student progress

    -are dedicated to making sure students are college and career ready