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2018 Report Card: CWA ‘Exceeds Expectations’ Again

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has released its state report cards for the 2017-2018 school year.We are proud to announce that Capitol West Academy earned an overall accountability score of 73.8, received 4 Stars, and achieved “Exceeds Expectations” status for the second year in a row. Based on this rating, CWA outperforms 78% of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).*Report cards … Continue

2017 Report Card: CWA ‘Exceeds Expectations’

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released its state report cards for the 2016-2017 school year. Report cards are based on four priority areas: Student achievement in English language arts and mathematics; Student growth in ELA and math; Closing gaps in ELA, math and graduation rates; and Postsecondary readiness, including attendance and graduation rates, 3rd grade ELA and 8th … Continue

Dr. Mora Anderson Receives Black Girlz Rock Honor

Over the summer, Dr. Mora Anderson, Capitol West Academy’s Coordinator of Student and Family Services, was honored by Black Girlz Rock Entrepreneurs (BGRE). Dr. Anderson was recognized for the work she does in education and student development at Capitol West Academy (located on 89th and Capitol Dr.) and previously at Nicolet High School. It’s an honor she feels speaks to … Continue

Senator Lena Taylor Kept it Local for Read Across America

Milwaukee, WI: Students from Capitol West Academy, a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side, celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a Read Across America celebration on March 2.Honored guest and keynote speaker, Senator Lena Taylor, was on hand to read to 4th graders and address the entire school about the importance of reading. CWA was especially honored to welcome Senator … Continue

2016 Report Card: CWA ‘Meets Expectations’

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released its state report cards for the 2015-2016 school year. Report cards are based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. We are happy to announce that Capitol West Academy earned an … Continue

Bully-Free Zone

Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been paid to bullying, which could be unwanted and aggressive verbal, social or physical attacks. Students can play a number of roles, including bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying. It’s important for you to know what to do any if any of those happen to your child.According to StopBullying.gov, here are … Continue

Capitol West Academy Recognized for Character-Building Practices

Capitol West Academy (CWA) is a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side. In addition to being a National School of Character, they were recognized over the summer by Washington D.C.-based Character.org. The K4-8th grade school received Promising Practices recognition for the work they do to build character as well as academic accomplishments in students.The Promising Practice used in CWA … Continue

Career Educator Brings Experience to Northwest Side

Milwaukee, Wis. – Capitol West Academy (CWA) has hired Mora Anderson, Ph.D., as Coordinator of Student & Family Services. Dr. Anderson brings 23 years of educational experience to CWA and is pleased to be back in an urban setting and at a K4-8th grade school. Mora Anderson, Ph.D., hired as Capitol West Academy’s new Coordinator of Student & Family Services. Dr. … Continue

Neighborhood Charter School Wins Promising Practices Award From Character.org

Milwaukee, WI (5/19/16) — Capitol West Academy (CWA), a public charter school on Milwaukee’s northwest side, has been recognized by Washington DC-based Character.org for the work it does to build character as well as academic accomplishments in students. The Promising Practice used in CWA classrooms is known as “The Extra Degree,” which refers to that one last degree it takes, … Continue

Elmbrook Rotary Club Donates New Dictionaries to Students

Milwaukee, WI (2/1/16) — In an effort to promote kids’ interest in vocabulary and reading, Diane’s Dictionaries, a program of the Elmbrook Rotary Club, delivered dictionaries to children at Capitol West Academy on Monday, February 1, 2016. Rotarian Barry James created Diane’s Dictionaries in memory of his wife, Diane, who died unexpectedly in 2009. “My wife was a great reader,” … Continue