Address: 1325 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, VA 22206
Principal: Christian Willmore, email@example.com
Full Day – 8:19 a.m. to 3:01 p.m.
Early Release – 8:19 a.m to 12:21 p.m.
Office hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Web Site: wakefield.apsva.us
Wakefield High School represents the finest of the twenty-first century schools. Residing in a brand new state-of-the-art building, it provides challenges and academic rigor to all students. Through sound instruction supporting all students’ success, the faculty and staff commit themselves to meeting each student’s academic and career goals. Many of Wakefield’s initiatives have earned international, national, state and local recognition. The Ninth Grade Foundation for Academic Excellence helps transition students into high school through Houses where content teachers work in teams. Wakefield’s exemplary project, the Advanced Placement Network, provides a framework of support that encourages students to take on intensified, advanced and Advanced Placement in numerous courses, as well as the network’s AP Summer Bridge. In addition, the Cohort Program is designed to support African-American and Hispanic males in their school experience. Both the Cohort and the United Minority Girls initiatives have the goal of assisting students with the college and scholarship application processes. Ninety-two percent of graduates continue on to college. The Wakefield Senior Project and College Summit challenge students to conduct an independent long-term project. The White House recognized these achievements in September 2009 when President Obama chose Wakefield as the site from which to give his education address to the nation. In 2011 President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited Wakefield.
Wakefield also provides many other opportunities for students’ growth and success. Wakefield is home to the high-school level of the county’s Spanish Immersion Program. In addition, Wakefield offers challenging coursework in French, Latin, German, Mandarin, Japanese and Arabic. Wakefield also offers an outstanding fine arts program. The drama department partners with Signature Theatre, allowing students to be involved in live professional stage productions. Students at Wakefield have been selected to participate in the Fine Arts Apprentice Program and the PRIME Internship Program. Unique to Wakefield is our partnership with Urban Alliance which places selected seniors in paid internships in Arlington and Washington, DC. Wakefield students also have the opportunity to participate in 50 clubs and 19 sports. Finally, with a multicultural student enrollment, Wakefield High School provides its students with a truly international education in preparation for this twenty-first century global challenge.