West Leadership Academy offers a rigorous curriculum and programs to foster college and career readiness and a college-going culture, including:
Written and field tested by teachers who understand the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms, SpringBoard® is a proven model of instruction in both English Language Arts and Mathematics for all students in grades six through 12. It is based on the rigorous College Board Standards for College Success™ and aligned to state standards to help schools and students not only meet but also exceed adequate yearly progress requirements. As the foundational component for the College Board College Readiness System™, SpringBoard offers the only official Pre-AP® program proven to increase participation and prepare a greater diversity of students for success in AP® and college.
CollegeEd® is an academic college awareness and planning program that gives students the information they need to embark on the path to college. The curriculum extends from middle school through high school and includes access to tools and resources on the College Board’s college-planning website
MyRoad™ is a Web-based tool that enables students to explore majors, careers and colleges, and can be used to support CollegeEd. MyRoad also includes a personality profiler that identifies students’ strengths, learning preferences, motivators and development opportunities, and helps counselors connect with students. Other features include profiles of more than 175 college majors, the latest information on more than 3,800 institutions (or 2,800 four-year colleges and universities), fascinating articles covering 450 careers, and an online magazine.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Each year, millions of students worldwide take the PSAT/ NMSQT to enter scholarship competitions, prepare for the SAT® and gain access to valuable college and career planning tools. The test measures critical thinking skills that are important for college success and assesses three basic academic areas: critical reading, mathematics and writing skills.
Advanced Placement Program®
The AP® Program offers willing and academically prepared high school students the opportunity to study and learn at the college level. With more than 30 rigorous courses and exams in a wide variety of subject areas, AP allows students to earn college credit and placement and helps them stand out in the college admission process. Research shows that students who receive a score of 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience greater academic success in college and improved graduation rates, compared to students who did not participate in AP.
SAT Readiness Program™
The SAT Readiness Program™ is the College Board’s collection of online, print and professional development resources that help students get ready for the SAT and the SAT Subject Tests™.