Excel in School. Succeed in Life.

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a free public charter organization dedicated to the success of every student. High-tech classrooms, caring teachers, and hands-on learning help our students prepare for college and find well-paying jobs. And, our students earn free college credit on campus before graduating. At Wonderful College Prep Academy, your child can achieve at a higher level—and really love school.

What Makes Wonderful College Prep Academy Different?

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Better Grades.
Better Grads.

A longer school day and extended school year give our students an edge. And, hey, it really works. In one school year, our students average two years of growth in both reading and math. Our STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to prepare students for 21st-century jobs.

Every child is an artist.

Every student takes art classes or learns to play a musical instrument. We believe that an art-filled education helps students develop self-discipline, reasoning and imagination. And we limit class size to an average of 25 students or fewer per teacher.  Students will love finding new forms of expression and skills in a way that makes every day fun.

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Connect and
Compete.

After school, friends can stay active in CIF sports teams: basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, cross-country and track. Our Middle School Sports League includes flag football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Students can also explore new passions after school with programs like science club, engineering, creative writing, robotics and chess.

Excel in School. Succeed in Life.

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a free public charter organization dedicated to the success of every student. High-tech classrooms, caring teachers, and hands-on learning help our students prepare for college and find well-paying jobs. And, our students earn free college credit on campus before graduating. At Wonderful College Prep Academy, your child can achieve at a higher level—and really love school.

What Makes Wonderful College Prep Academy Different?

2014_Paramount_Academy_Day1_1547_sRGB.jpg

Better Grades.
Better Grads.

A longer school day and extended school year give our students an edge. And, hey, it really works. In one school year, our students average two years of growth in both reading and math. Our STEM curriculum focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to prepare students for 21st-century jobs.

Every child is an artist.

Every student takes art classes or learns to play a musical instrument. We believe that an art-filled education helps students develop self-discipline, reasoning and imagination. And we limit class size to an average of 25 students or fewer per teacher.  Students will love finding new forms of expression and skills in a way that makes every day fun.

2014_Paramount_Academy_Day2_1556_sRGB.jpg

Connect and
Compete.

After school, friends can stay active in CIF sports teams: basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, cross-country and track. Our Middle School Sports League includes flag football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Students can also explore new passions after school with programs like science club, engineering, creative writing, robotics and chess.

Acuerdo de Colaboración Entre la Escuela y la Familia

Wonderful College Prep Academy valora mucho a usted y a su familia. Nosotros creemos que los padres tienen un papel muy importante en la educación de sus hijos, y tienen un papel muy valioso en el éxito de nuestra escuela.

Juntos, crearemos una fuerte red de apoyo para su hijo al comprometernos a lo siguiente:

Wonderful College Prep Academy

  1. Proveer un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro, compasivo y de apoyo.
  2. Entregar un programa académico riguroso, pertinente e individualizado, enfocado en la alfabetización, ciencias, tecnología, arte, agricultura, y matemáticas, para preparar a su hijo/a para la universidad y para un futuro lleno de éxito.

  3. Mantener una expectativa académica y de comportamiento alta para su hijo/a y para todos los estudiantes. 

  4. Ejecutar las reglas de la escuela y de los salones de clases de manera justa y consistente para mantener a todos los estudiantes seguros.

  5. Proveer comidas saludables diarias para alimentar el cuerpo y la mente 

  6. Proveerle a usted comunicaciones transparentes, consistentes y oportunas.

  7. Colaborar con usted para tomar las mejores decisiones para su hijo. 

  8. Proveer oportunidades para visitar universidades a lo largo de California para ayudar a los estudiantes de la preparatoria a tomar la mejor decisión para nuestros estudiantes de la secundaria.  

 

Estudiantes de Wonderful College Prep Academy

  1. Trabajar continuamente hacia una visión personal de excelencia
     
  2. Venir a la escuela a tiempo, en uniforme, y listo para aprender todos los días.
     
  3. Tomar tus cursos de preparación universitaria en serio, trabajando duro todos los días.
     
  4. Completar tu trabajo en el salón de clases y tu tarea todos los días, haciendo tu mejor esfuerzo.
  5. Completar todos los cursos requeridos con una calificación de “C” o mejor y mantener un promedio general académico de 3.0 o mejor.

  6. Tomar un tiempo cada noche para leer.

  7. Hacer tu mejor esfuerzo y no darte por vencido, pidiendo ayuda cuando la necesites y buscando ayuda adicional o tutoría cuando tus calificaciones bajen de un promedio “C”. 
  8. Actuar respetuosamente y apropiadamente todo el tiempo y trata a los padres, maestros y otros estudiantes con respeto.

  9. Seguir las direcciones y reglas de la escuela todo el tiempo.

  10. Practice healthy behaviors such as eating healthy, being physically active, sleeping well, and having a healthy mindset.

 

Familias de Wonderful College Prep Academy

  1. Ser el mejor defensor de su hijo/a. 

  2. Asegurarse de que su hijo/a llegue a la escuela a tiempo y preparado, en uniforme con todos los útiles escolares necesarios.

  3. Motivar, fortalecer y alientar a su hijo a cumplir o superar las expectativas académicas y de comportamiento

  4. Comunicar el mensaje que su hijo está en rumbo a la universidad y recalcar una cultura que promueva la idea de ir a la universidad en casa. 

  5. Consistentemente mantener una expectativa de excelencia por parte de su hijo y motivarlo a cumplir con todos los requerimientos de elegibilidad universitaria a lo largo de la preparatoria. 

  6. Asegurarse de que su hijo complete sus tareas todos los días. 

  7. Hacer la lectura una prioridad en casa al leer juntos como familia o al asegurarse que su hijo lea por lo menos 20 minutos cada noche.

  8. Motivar a su hijo a seguir todas las reglas de la escuela y todas las expectativas de comportamiento.

  9. Comunicarse de manera continua con los maestros y consejeros de la escuela y asista a las conferencias de padres.

  10. Asegurarse de que su hijo obtenga ayuda cuando la necesite o asista a tutoría fuera de las horas de escuela. 

  11. Participar en los talleres de padres y asista a eventos patrocinados por Wonderful College Prep Academy cuando pueda para apoyar el trayecto de su hijo hacia la universidad y hacia una carrera. 

  12. Mantener la salud y bienestar de su hijo como una prioridad en casa y promueva comer saludable, ser activo, dormir bien, y una mentalidad sana.

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Reimagining Education

Wonderful College Prep Academy is a free public charter school serving grades K through 12. Our longer school day and extended school year give our students an edge.

Delano

Wonderful Academy is ranked the #1 high school in Delano.  Our innovative curriculum, including STEM and Health and Wellness education, prepares students for a healthy, promising future in college and beyond.

Lost Hills

Now serving grades TK—4 and 6. Our caring teachers and hands-on learning held in state-of-the-art, high-tech classrooms, help students achieve at a higher level and develop a lifelong love of learning. And it’s all free.

$16,000 to $24,000 for College Scholarships.

All students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better will receive a scholarship renewable for up to four years. Students who go to a Cal State university will get $4,000 each year.
Those who attend a UC or private school will receive $6,000 each year.

 
 

Outstanding Achievements.

  • In 2017, our high school was ranked #1 in Delano on California state testing.
  • Our students ranked in the top 4 in ELA and math out of all Kern County high schools in 2017.
  • Over 75% of our graduates attend a 4-year college or university.

Join the Wonderful College Prep Academy Family Today.

Wonderful College Prep Academy welcomes new students from Lost Hills, Delano, Earlimart, McFarland, Pond, Richgrove and Wasco. And transportation is free.

ENROLL NOW FOR 2018-2019

Accepting students for grades TK-4 and 6 in Lost Hills and grades TK-4 and 6-12 in Delano.

Download an application form below or visit the Wonderful College Prep Academy office to pick one up:

Download Application


Our Results

  • 88% of the 2018 graduating class are attending four-year universities this fall.
     
  • One-third of the 2018 graduating class earned an Associate of Science degree, while in high school.
     
  • Students in grades 6—8 grew by 50% or more, on average, in English language arts, based on the 2018 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).
  • Our High School students ranked among the TOP THREE of all high schools in Kern County, based on the 2017 CAASPP in English language arts and math.
     
  • In 2018, 6th graders nearly doubled math proficiency on the CAASPP.
     
  • Elementary students in Delano and Lost Hills had a great FIRST year with the majority of kindergarten through second graders ending the year at or above grade level.

Career Prep and College Credit in High School.

  • Students enroll in a Liberal Arts or Ag Business Pathway.
  • We provide tutors to help students complete college-level courses.
  • We supply laptops loaded with industry-standard software.
  • Students earn 40-60 units of free college credit.

Our Ag Prep students are guaranteed admission to college and can enter a four-year college with junior status. Imagine graduating from high school with an associate degree—free. Middle school students are guaranteed a seat in our world-class high school.

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What Makes Us Different

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In K—8, our students love going to school. Our one-on-one support helps students succeed and sparks a love for learning. Through music and arts, our students develop creativity and self-discipline. Small class sizes and caring teachers provide a fun, friendly, safe environment they will love.

Our high school students choose between two pathways: Liberal Arts or Ag Business. Free tutors help students to complete college classes so they can get one to two years of college credit under their belt prior to entering a four-year university. This accelerates time spent in college, thus reducing overall costs.

At Wonderful College Prep Academy, all students will possess a personal vision of excellence, connecting their goals to college and their future dreams. The five pillars of excellence: Persist, Be Responsible, Innovate, Voice and Connect.