West Academy was founded in 1984 by Dr. Sylvia West, located at
3825 McCart Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76110.
A High School with a Personal Approach
The school is designed for a limited enrollment with a student-teacher ratio averaging 8 to 1.
This limited class size of 9th through 12th graders ensures teacher assistance while guaranteeing the sharing of ideas.
Students and parents are encouraged to participate in the development of the student's educational plan.
Consequently, the parent/student/teacher unit comprises a three-member team that maintains a close relationship.
The extended family atmosphere produced by the three member unit encourages individual growth and development.
∑ creates an environment in which students can achieve academically.
∑ encourages students to enjoy learning.
∑ provides a nurturing environment.
∑ fosters self esteem.
∑ develops studentsí understanding, acceptance, and respect of themselves and others as unique individuals.
∑ creates studentsí awareness of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society.
∑ provides opportunities for students to contribute to society.
As an alternative school,
The school is designed for a limited enrollment maintaining an average 8 to 1 student-teacher ratio. This limited class size ensures teacher assistance while guaranteeing the sharing of ideas. Both students and parents are encouraged to participate in the development of his/her educational plan. Consequently, the parent/ student/ teacher unit comprise a three member team that maintains a close relationship. This extended family atmosphere encourages individual growth and development.
Although the atmosphere of the school is informal and home-like, the underlying structure of policies and procedures encourages the students to learn self-discipline and responsible behavior, the schoolís format enables real-life situations.