Pre-K-6th grade students returning for in-person learning will begin on February 16, and students in grades 7-12 will return on February 22.
Whispering Wind Academy is committed to providing a quality education for ALL students. We are committed to preparing our students for success at the University level. The mission of Whispering Wind Academy is to cultivate, lead, and inspire ALL students to become innovative thinkers and life-long learners through a challenging, meaningful, and engaging curriculum emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Global Geography. We commit to doing the following things at school:
Always with an eye on state and national standards, Whispering Wind Academy uses the following adopted curriculum materials in the classroom. Excellent materials and resources in their own right, they are carefully supplemented with hands-on cooperative projects and activities based in a constructivist approach to data-driven instruction.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District is committed to providing EVERY child at EVERY school an enriched education that included weekly classes in Art, Music, P.E., and STEM here at Whispering Wind.
Here at WWA our goal is to encourage all students to show mastery of the content standards for their grade level. This philosophy extends to our grading policy on homework. WWA enforces the district policy as found below. The consequence for not doing your work is: Do your work!
4.4.1 The Governing Board supports teachers in holding students accountable for completing all homework. This policy is guided by the philosophy that the consequence for not doing homework is doing the homework. Site administrators and teachers will collaborate to develop programs and consistent practices to encourage and motivate students to complete all homework, and to provide opportunities for students to meet the requirement of completing missing homework for credit.
At WWA we are lucky enough to be home to two Special Education programs along with our Resource program. On our campus we have the Structured Academic program for grades K-6. We also have the Learning for Independence program for grades K-6. There are two awesome resource teachers at WWA and they also work with students in K-6. In all three programs we have wonderful teachers and paraprofessionals who work hard, love their students and go above and beyond to meet their unique individual needs!