West Town Academy is an alternative high school for students who are not enrolled in a traditional high school or GED program, and want to take the important step of returning to school, earning their diploma, and taking control of their future. West Town Academy’s mission is to educate and support students so they can be is successful in the classroom, school community, and life, while building a positive future for themselves and their community. At West Town Academy, we understand that there are hundreds of different reasons why young adults leave school before graduation. By providing an engaging and nurturing academic learning environment, WTA is geared towards helping students reach their fullest potential. Our small, multi-level classes are intentionally designed to meet the individual needs of each student. Teachers and staff are high-trained and state certified, and are fully prepared to provide flexible and personalized attention to all WTA students. West Town Academy sets high scholastic and moral standards for all students, with the hope that graduates will become lifelong learners and make positive contributions to their communities and society. The values and skills that our students learn and practice will help them succeed, and is an important step in helping realizing their immediate goals and future dreams.
All students also meet with an on-site transition counselor who assists students in navigating college admissions, financial aid, career pathway identification, or the vocational school or apprenticeship application process. WTA also provides extensive support services for DCFS clients, teen parents, and other students with special needs. Our support services extend well beyond graduation to continue helping alumni/ae with college and career transitions.