West Coast College Prep Academy
The West Coast College Prep Academy is an extracurricular college preparatory school. We offer courses designed by university professors, for high school students, to develop the evidence-based, real world application, critical thinking, reading, writing, and math skills necessary for success in college.
We aim to develop students who earn admission to the best colleges, thrive once they are there, and go on to succeed in their careers. Indeed, our Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking curriculum, because it teaches students to excel in these areas, has proven successful at accomplishing just that.
The primary objective of our courses is to close the gap between the analytical skills that universities expect students to have and the actual skills that high schools are developing in their students. Since our curriculum is designed to enhance the very skills that the SAT tests, our courses will not only lead to future success in university but also significant improvement in SAT and ACT scores. In fact, in our Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking courses, students will receive an education that is designed to improve their scores on the SAT, ACT and AP exams, to teach them to read, write, and think at a university level, and to give them the academic prowess necessary to get into, as well as to succeed at, the best colleges.
At the West Coast College Prep Academy, we enjoy giving students the critical edge that allows them to excel in their educations. In the classroom, we seek to enhance the education of our individual students. However, the difference that we aim to make in education is much larger than that. As a matter of fact, our larger objective is to eradicate the discrepancy between the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that universities expect students to have and the actual skills that the public education system is developing in their students. While, quite frankly, it is this very discrepancy that creates the need for our school and, thus, it would be in our best interests to maintain the status quo, we would rather serve the best interests of education and democracy than our own.
As such, to further our larger objective of strengthening democracy by developing the critical thinking skills that allow it to flourish, we advocate on behalf of students everywhere for an education system that excels in teaching critical reading, writing, and thinking. What our education advocacy work means to our students is that we have a vested interest in their success in high school, at university, and beyond. After all, the more successful our students are, the more successful our advocacy work will be.