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Capitol West Academy Names Vice President

SaintA recently promoted Sara Daniel to Vice President of Educational Services. Daniel will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of Capitol West Academy, SaintA’s public K4-8th grade school chartered through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.Career-Long Educator Through her work with Capitol West Academy, Daniel believes, “Capitol West Academy can be an example of how high academic expectations and a highly compassionate, … Continue

Congratulations Capitol West Academy Class of 2019!

Whether they’re looking ahead to first grade or their first steps into high school, Capitol West Academy graduates have a bright future ahead of them.  Eighth Graders Prepare for the Next Chapter CWA is proud to graduate 33 eighth graders who will go on to many preferred high schools throughout the Milwaukee area. Their destinations include Tenor High School, Milwaukee High … Continue

West African Culture by Way of Charleston

This is an exciting week for the students and staff at Capitol West Academy!Thanks to our friends at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, we will get to see a musical performance from Ranky Tanky on Friday, May 17.What’s Ranky Tanky, you ask? It’s a Charleston-based quintet that performs timeless music of Gullah culture. What is “Gullah”? It … Continue

The Magic and Joy of Reading to Kids on Read Across America Day

On the morning of March 1st, students from Capitol West Academy joined in Read Across America Day, a nationwide celebration of reading and a birthday party for Dr. Seuss. Alongside millions of kids and adults across the country, the CWA family gathered around favorite titles from Dr. Seuss and others. Honored guest Donna Nicolai-Weber, founder and former executive director of … Continue

The Sky is the Limit: CWA Students Connect with Historical Black Figures

In schools across America this month, teachers put up bulletin boards and presented lessons for Black History Month. Students read the poetry of Langston Hughes. They studied the powerful “no” of Rosa Parks. They have been inspired by the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At Capitol West Academy, students have celebrated all of these well-known African American figures … Continue

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