Academic Academy

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The Academic Academy is a rigorous, academically stimulating, creative, exciting, thought-provoking, inspiring, scholastically challenging learning environment.

The Academic Academy is a program for excelling students in grades 4-8. The program, which began during the 2019-2020 school year, is housed within Wallace Middle School, encompassing the school within a school model. Students who have been accepted into the Academic Academy completed an extensive process which included writing an essay and completing a formal interview with a panel of district officials. Each student selected demonstrated their desire and ability to enter a classroom with great demands and a higher-level of instruction.

Adopting a Model for Learning

As we progress in the Academy Model, students will participate in a learning model that supports talented and gifted students, and students who desire a more rigorous and enriched learning environment.

  • Students will participate in an enrichment based learning model
  • Access to foreign language (Spanish)
  • Above grade-level instruction for students
  • Access to advanced fine arts

Academic Academy Virtual Tour

For More Information, please contact:

Lisa M. Romano

Academic Academy Supervisor

Michael F. Wallace Middle School

lmromano@waterbury.k12.ct.us

(203) 574-8140 x37102

Academic Academy Art Gallery - Q1&Q2 2020-2021 - Click Here

 

2022-2023 Application Process

The Academic Academy at Wallace Middle School is now Accepting Applications for the 2022-23 School Year!

 

The Academic Academy is a scholastically challenging program open to all excelling Waterbury students and Waterbury residents in grades 4-8. The Academy provides students with an enhancement based learning model that supports talented and gifted students, and students who desire a more rigorous and enriched learning environment.

 

To learn more about the process and apply for the 2022-2023 school year, Click Here.

 

*Applications close January 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.*

 

Need more information?

 

1.      Register for one of our Virtual Information Sessions! *Registration required*

·        Tuesday, November 9,2021 at 6 p.m. – Register here!

·        Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. – Register here!

2.      Take a virtual tour- Click Here.

3.      Review our FAQs

4.      Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @academyWPS

 

5.      For more information, contact Academic Academy Supervisor, Lisa M. Romano. Click here to email Lisa M. Romano.

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Wallace Middle School
3465 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06705
Phone: 203.574.8140

Fax: 203.574.8141