Wilson Preparatory Academy is delighted to announce that our scholars have met 94.4 percent in growth in reading and math for grades 3 through
8. WPA is most proud that 98.2 percent of all students met and exceeded the Department of Public Instruction of North Carolina’s growth projections
in math. In reading scholars received 87.4 percent. In the heavily weighted, highly measured Student Achievement category, WPA scored a “B.”
WPA scored in the top 12 percent in N.C. for math and reading grades 3-8; the top 6 percent in 5 through 8th grades in science; and the top 2 percent in EVAAS(Education Value Added Assessment System), a formula the state uses to predict academic growth.
The EOG measure students’ cognitive ability and their ability to apply grade appropriate abstract ideas. These standards are established by NC
Department of Public Instruction.
Daryl Woodard, founder, and executive director said he is proud of what WPA scholars have achieved. “We call our pupils scholars here, and as
our scores show, we are excited about learning here at WPA,” Woodard said smiling. “This is only the beginning.”
One of the tools WPA uses is the Liberty Leadership Development model. Dr. Randall Sampson, the founder of the program, developed this nationally renowned k-12 innovation blended learning process that has served as the lead architect of Wilson Preparatory Academy’s customized Blended Learning Process five years ago.
“The WPA outcomes achieved are the results of deeper learning design for student centered learning,” Randall said. “Over a three-year period, WPA was built on the following four-focus area. First, competency-based learning, focusing on mastery orientation of content. Second, personalized learning, focusing on customizing the learning based on the need of the student. Third, student owned learning where the focus is on providing
student voice and choice in the learning process and finally, anytime -anywhere learning. That means blended learning and project-based learning to extend and enrich learning.”
Beverly Woodard, elementary school principal, and Phillip Rountree, middle and high school principal, said hard work pays off. Beverly Woodard said
she is just ecstatic about the test results. Phillip Rountree said having a safe school for all who come to WPA promotes learning.
“In addition to a safe school, I put a great teacher in front of each scholar,” Rountree explained. “So when you look at the test scores it really paid off.
Those are two ingredients for great test scores. The best is yet to come.” WPA has had great results since our inception three years ago. Our
academic and achievement growth has almost doubled every year. Scholars and parents want to be in a learning environment that guides our
scholars in college and career readiness, Randall said.
Test results at WPA are what students and parents expect for themselves, WPA teachers are the facilitators of the learning. WPA prides itself on
being a rigorous academic institution for all kids, we are proud that students and families are owning the learning process and being accountable for
their learning.our focus is to empower students as they move forward in the learning journey.
“We are proud of our parents, teachers, and scholars,” Woodard said. “Our motto is to educate, motivate, graduate.”