By high school, opportunities to become more socially aware abound. Through the International Baccalaureate
(IB) and Entrepreneurial Studies
programs, our high schoolers learn about different local and global social issues, especially preparing them to commit to activities that improve others’ lives.
Our Entrepreneurial Studies
program allows students to delve into the world of owning a business, which includes understanding how their business can drive social impact. For example, the non-profit “Play for Keeps” is a highly successful social project that five WPS high schoolers built. The non-profit donates athletic equipment to local underprivileged schools so all students can play sports. They have raised over $10,000 and have delivered 400 pairs of shoes and socks to a local elementary school.
We’re also proud to host an advanced high school course, Women's Studies Honors, in our curriculum. This course explores social issues through the lens of gender and other components of identity. Students examine the social and cultural constructs of gender; systems of privilege and oppression; and the relationships between power and gender as they intersect with race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, or disability.