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About WACA

Create Your Future
WACA was established in 2007 when the Woodburn High School Campus received a Small Schools Initiative Grant, from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The four small schools were built on the principle    
Our promise is to provide a rigorous academic and arts education, empowering students to be innovative citizens of a global society.   The Woodburn Arts and Communications Academy seeks to build a community of learners who through their passion for art develop the techniques of creativity in order to become innovative members of a diverse global society.
Building Community
WACA is a special community of students, arts and peers. We hope that students will challenge, support, celebrate and communicate with each other to encourage every WACA student to succeed. Throughout their years at WACA, students will be challenged to excel both academically and artistically. Our teachers believe in our student body, and will do everything necessary to help them reach their goals.

Our seminar curriculum is designed to provide a space for students to have their voice heard as a member of the larger WACA community. Through Seminar students can get involved in Student Voice, participate in committees, and help make major decisions that affect our school.

In addition, WACA seeks to create common experiences for students to share, and that focuses on community building, and academic and artistic enrichment. This includes bringing in guest artists and performers, creating workshops with visiting artists, field trips, guest lectures, mentor-ships, First Friday Assemblies, and WACA exhibitions and shows.