A focus at the West Allegheny Middle School is to prepare students for high school success and to begin to prepare students for college and/or career readiness. As the backbone of our efforts, we focus on three dimensions to define career and college readiness:
Academic preparedness refers to key academic content knowledge and cognitive strategies needed to succeed in doing college-level work and in preparing for career training. Students should strive to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Academic tenacity refers to the underlying beliefs and attitudes that drive student achievement. Being in class and facing productive struggle and challenge help students develop into tenacious learners ready to face adversity. Students should strive to exceed 95% attendance rates.
Career and college knowledge is that knowledge base and contextual skills that enable students to successfully access and navigate college and career paths.