Academics

Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) has served almost one million students since its inception in 1959. Training the next generation of business leaders, employees, and consumers, JA educates students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. Specifically, their high school programs help students make informed and intelligent decisions about their future. By fostering skills that will be highly useful in their careers, JA prepares youth to succeed in a global economy.In JA Career Bound, a cutting-edge workforce development program, high school students learn the soft skills they need to succeed in life and work and master the basic concepts...

Throughout the school year, students in Lower School participated in the challenging Accelerated Reader program. This program strengthens reading skills and boosts comprehension. Each student is assigned a point goal to meet each quarter. They take short online quizzes and receive points based on their reading.For the 2018–19 school year, over 100 students achieved their goal for all four quarters. The two students with the highest points in each grade enjoyed a pizza party in the lower school ballet room on Tuesday, May 21. Mrs. White, the Lower School Media Specialist, announced the top AR point-earners for each grade this...

Each second through fifth grade student at Westminster Academy participated this year in Continental Math. This national contest begins by first exposing students in second grade to complex problems, which requires the student to use an array of problem-solving strategies. Then, as students move through the grade levels, analytical reasoning problems become more challenging. While the students in second and third grade participated in three separate meets, the students in fourth and fifth grade participated in five separate meets. Then, the top scores were logged into a national database where our students competed against over 1000 schools nationwide. We were...

When our WA robotics team is not busy preparing for a competition, they invest their time serving their STEM community. Evidence from this year shows their legislative and community outreach continues to grow. We continue to celebrate their successful trip to the World Championship, coming home with the Innovation in Control award. However, we would like to also congratulate the team for their efforts beyond building and competing with robots.Beginning with their work in our community, the team made dozens of demonstrations, taught classes, and hosted clinics. Their devoted time fostered a greater understanding and interest in STEM and robotics...

For the third consecutive year, FRC Team 744, Shark Attack, competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship! The team joined over 400 teams from around the world at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas last week. FIRST Lego League, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST Robotics Competitions filled the three floors of the convention center.Shark Attack finished qualifying rounds in fifth place in their division, which is a great accomplishment at the world-competition level. Not only was the team semi-finalists in the final rounds of the Hopper Division, but they came close to unseating the first seed...