Award Year: 2020
Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter School is dedicated to developing life-long learners; providing excellence in education for all students; and promoting the growth and development of productive citizens toward building and sustaining a humane, just, and global society. Our academic focus embraces a rigorous research-based college preparatory curriculum that supports effective teaching by the faculty and promotes strong economic, intellectual and pragmatic leadership in our students.
- Black/African American: 86%
- Hispanic: 14%
Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter Middle School in Inglewood, CA, is dedicated to closing the academic achievement gap for students of color through developing life-long learners. We focus on the core subject areas: English Language Arts, Math and Science, plus providing excellence in promoting equity and equality of productive citizens toward building and sustaining a humane, just, and global society.
We believe closing the achievement gap is not sufficient, and the school staff challenges itself daily to eliminate the gap altogether. Failure is not an option for Wilder students. Success is achieved through a triangle approach; where the educational environment is designed to foster rigor intended for students to meet high expectations, involvement of parents in their child's learning environment, enjoyment of staff in the workplace, as well as community partnerships with staff and parents to create a safe and nurturing, high quality space, wherein everyone values self-worth, compassion, respect, service, and responsibility.
The Wilder's education model encompasses building the following: dedication where students have a positive attitude for learning; determination where students gain the ability to identify and achieve goals; desire where students acquire a desire for becoming lifelong learners; and, discipline where students understand that through discipline all things are attainable.
Lastly, students enjoy fun extra-curricular activities that help develop well rounded learning experiences through work and play.