Mr. Alex Wilson
Academic Development Director, room 104
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Wilson Academies need additional support to support the dynamic programing. Funds are used for scholarships, trips, supplies, speakers, refreshments, etc. Download the donation form below and send in a check. We very much appreciate your generosity!
NOTES ON ACADEMY HISTORY
The Wilson community began a school-wide strategic planning initiative in 1994, the result of which was the Renaissance 2000 Plan. The cornerstone of this plan was to offer Wilson students opportunities to join small learning communities within the school. The objectives of these small learning communities, known as 'academies', are to enhance a student’s commitment to the school, to learning, to improving his or her academic achievement and to preparing for college and career opportunities in a rapidly changing, technological society. The rationale for Wilson’s Renaissance 2000 Plan was validated in 1998 with the initiation of the DCPS School to Career initiative, which focused efforts in the school to preparing students for future careers. Central to the academy experience are various activities outside of school that include career shadowing and exploration activities, college visits, mentoring, and senior internships.