"Our mission is to create a community of lifelong learners and leaders..."
The Women’s Academy of Excellence opened in 2004 as a single gender, public, uniformed learning environment with a private school feeling. Affectionately referred to as the WAE, the mission of the Women's Academy of Excellence is to create a community of lifelong learners, where students' intellectual curiosity and creativity is nurtured, and their developmental needs as teenagers are met to their individual satisfaction.
Chancellor Meisha Porter and Women's History Month
WAE goes to the Ivy Leagues
Aisha Twilley, WAE Class of 2021. Is attending Dartmouth College where she majors in Public Health. Her ultimate goal is to attend medical school and become a doctor. Aisha is looking forward to attending Dartmouth to meet new people, create new memories and experiences, and learn as much as possible so that she can become a successful doctor.
Estefany Dominguez, WAE Class of 2017, is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. She is majoring in Biology and Society and hopes to complete her Masters in Public Health in the near future. Next fall she will start teaching at Success Academy as a Life Sceinces teacher and hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists in NYC. In her free time at Cornell she enjoys getting ice cream from the Dairy Bar and jogging through the gorgeous hiking trails.
WAE Virtual Graduation 2020
Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction continues to be a priority.
Vaccination is the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports.
CDC recommends universal indoor masking by all* students (ages 2 years and older), staff, teachers, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.
New CDC guidance has reduced the recommended time for isolation and quarantine periods to five days. For details see CDC’s page on Quarantine and Isolation.
Screening testing, ventilation, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, staying home when sick and getting tested, contact tracing in combination with quarantine and isolation, and cleaning and disinfection are also important layers of prevention to keep schools safe.
Students, teachers, and staff should stay home when they have signs of any infectious illness and be referred to their healthcare provider for testing and care.