Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy (WSPA) is a public school located in Forsyth County, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Its building location is at Atkins school.
Highlights of WSPA
- Small class sizes
- Rigorous course work
- Personalized instruction & Advanced Learning Opportunities
- Financial Support
These are all the descriptions about the highlights mentioned above.
Small class sizes
There are approximately 85 students per middle school grade and 100 students per high school grade. This means that the average class size is around 20 students per class.
Rigorous course work
At WSPA college credit and advance placement courses are offered. Examples of such classes include:
- College/University Prep Course of Study
- Accelerated Math
- Integrated math
- College Bound I
At Winston-Salem Prep all students in the 9th-12th grade are required to take the PSAT test. In addition a foreign language course is required.
All students have the opportunity to be placed in Advance Placement courses. All or most courses are college and university admission requirements.
Electives at WSPA are as follows:
- Piano & keyboard
- Visual arts
- Computer skills
Winston-Salem Preparatory Academy is backed up by a $650,000 grant by a grant of the Winston-Salem State University institution.
With the aid of this institution students have access to the following:
- Library services
- Career and health planning
- Admissions and financial aid offices
- Pre-college programs:
- Health Careers
- The Aerospace Academy
- Summer Enrichment programs
- Varsity and JV Basketball
- Track & Field
- Student Council (Government)
- Teens that Care
- Youth in Action
- National Honor Society
- Crosby Scholars Community Partnership Program
- WSPA yearbook
WSPA students are accepted through a process that includes a written essay, an interview, commitment of parent support, a written agreement, Promise of volunteer in support of school activities, and a follow-up by letter indicating acceptance to the WSPA Magnet Program. This admissions are led by the school counselors Rhonda Scott or Cheryl Perry-Jones.