Phase 2 – Curriculum Development
Phase 2 focuses on supporting attendance scholarships and financial aid for young scholars who are interested in participating in the school. By supporting scholarships for WAIE, you are ensuring communities of color are able to access entrepreneurial high school and post-secondary curriculum, mental health resources, physical health resources, outdoor education, and more regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Mission and Values
The mission of the World Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is to empower young scholars and give them the opportunity to utilize their innovative and entrepreneurial minds to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership in an effort to create social change in a global society.
We provide a learning environment that helps young scholars expand their minds, challenge by choice, and earn mastery in content through our dynamic academic program that is designed by educators from similar backgrounds to our young scholars. This includes prioritizing the culture and experiences of Black/African American, LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, and Pacific Islander communities and representation of faculty and staff from those communities.
We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences participate in lifelong learning while developing community and social change for future generations. The school will be available to all United States students regardless of their ethnicity, however, we unapologetically focus on history and learning through the viewpoints of communities of color.
Fast Facts About WAIE
September 1, 2022
World Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WAIE) is currently scheduled to open its doors for our first cohort of young scholars on September 1, 2022. Young scholars will be able to start their application to attend on January 1, 2022.
Grades 7 to 14
During the first year, WAIE will focus on recruiting seventh grade students to participate in the first cohort. However, the digital learning school will serve young scholars until they reach grade 14 (college sophomore) and complete their Diploma+.
The Diploma+ is a planned enhanced high school diploma for completion. Once we have completed the accreditation process, our goal is for young scholars to receive not only a high school diploma but also an associates degree and two certifications.
For phase 2, we plan to recruit at least 120 young scholars who are in the sixth grade and will be in the seventh grade when they begin with WAIE. They will be our first cohort and founding student body of the digital learning community.
Young scholars will have the opportunity to participate in over 226 courses throughout the eight years they are a member of the young scholars digital learning community with WAIE. More courses will be added based on their interests.
Our phase 2 fundraising campaign will help us provide 89% of our young scholars with some level of financial support and attendance scholarships. Scholarships will range from full tuition coverage to 20% tuition coverage.
Daily office hours
Young scholars will have access to faculty on a daily basis, Sunday through Thursday, for help on digital learning content. However, educators can individualize each scholars’ learning based on challenges they may face.
Weekly Mental Wellness
Our mental wellness team is available for weekly sessions with young scholars to help them build the necessary tools to overcome challenges and maintain their mental strength and social emotional skills.
Young scholars will build relationships with their career and college counselor as they conduct biweekly academic progress checks to help ensure students are meeting not only school but their own personal goals.
The Importance of WAIE’s Phase 2
Trauma from bullying can manifest itself in a variety of ways. However, participating in digital learning allows you to improve your mental health while working with our mental wellness team. Also, you will be able to learn at your own pace while working with fellow young scholars virtually and during our outdoor immersions.
Mastery of Subjects
We all learn through different methods and at different paces. However, not all schools are able to provide individualized pacing for students. Our courses and interventions are designed to provide your child with the opportunity to master a subject rather than focus on meeting deadlines.
Sadly, most schools do not focus on true integrated multicultural education designed by diverse educators for a diverse student population. We seek out highly qualified educators from diverse backgrounds to create curriculum for our young scholars that focuses on multiple world lenses instead of one.
Athletes and performers have rigorous schedules that require their attention for them to accomplish their goals. Participating in WAIE allows them to learn at their own pace and own time while still participating in their passions and making new friends through our outdoor education immersions and projects.
Student Discipline Solution
Disproportionate student discipline negatively affects a young scholars ability to succeed. However, in more case than not young scholars are disciplined based on underlining biases of teachers and administrators. With online school the focus is placed more heavily on the young scholars growth rather than discipline.
Your family may have an unpredictable travel schedule because of military service or it’s a natural part of your work. However, participating in an online school allows your child to continue their education. Plus, we work to help your child connect with other WAIE students who live in the new area you move to.