A Message From Our Leadership
Dear WAHS community,
We welcome you back with exciting news and positive changes for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year!
Among the numerous accomplishments of the 2022-23 school year were a 98% graduation rate for the Class of 2023, with 85% of those students eligible to attend 4-year colleges and universities, double digit gains in California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP/SBAC), and all of our athletic teams competing in the City Section Playoffs just to name a few. We are also excited that WAHS boasts a 98% faculty return rate, with our high quality staff continuing to support our fantastic scholars.
As we continue to build on our successes and generate increased opportunities for student engagement, this school year will showcase an eight (8) period schedule of classes with students attending four (4) classes per day Tuesday-Friday. Students will attend all classes on Mondays. Embedded within every students’ schedule is a College and Career Readiness class that will provide life skills training, academic support and one on one mentoring. Additional reasons for the new schedule are:
- Increased opportunity for students to select a wide array of courses necessary for graduation
- Expand elective offerings
- Greater opportunities for dual enrollment in college level classes
In closing, we are extremely excited about this incredible opportunity to lead the WAHS community toward academic excellence and look forward to sharing the journey with our Panther families and staff.
Brian James, Ed.D. David Tran, M.A.Ed