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Academic Excellence

All students at WISH are held to high standards of academic excellence. Teachers are trained in innovative instructional practices and implement GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) instructional strategies from transitional kindergarten through the 8th grade for all students.
 
All WISH students are given access to unique academic opportunities, including classes in:
  • STEM
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Public Policy Development
  • Computer Science and Coding
  • Music, Art, and Physical Education
 
 “Research shows when children with and without disabilities learn together, they all achieve more!”
                                                                                                                National Longitudinal Transition - Study #3
 
WISH’s emphasis on academic excellence for every child has resulted in some truly amazing data. It is evident that WISH students are learning and achieving at the highest possible levels. From 2011-2013, LAUSD measured student performance using a standardized test called the “Academic Performance Index” or API. During those years, WISH students annually increased its scores and was ranked 9 of 10, making WISH one of the top-ranked schools in California. Since transitioning to the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced statewide assessment, WISH students continue to achieve impressive results!