Waxahachie Preparatory Academy - College Prep with a Twist

University-Model® School

Twenty years ago, the Carnegie Foundation surveyed 22,000 teachers. Ninety percent of the teachers surveyed said that the lack of parental support was a major problem in the education of the students. Since the study in 1988, the situation in schools has not improved. Parental involvement has decreased. The University-Model® school is committed to changing that fact.

A University-Model® school brings the classroom experience to students, while strengthening the participation of parents in the educational process, allowing flexibility in course selection and offering class days at home.. As a University-Model® college-prep school, excellent academics is the core of the education program at Waxahachie Preparatory Academy.

WPA focuses on the following standards:

  • Academic rigor
  • Biblical worldview
  • Development of independent study skills for college readiness
  • Integrated technology in the classroom
  • ACT/SAT scores above national and Texas averages:
    • SAT - 1608.6 (2400 pt scale), 119 pts above national; 177 pts above Texas
    • ACT - 22.6 (36 pt scale), 1.6 pts above national; 1.7 pts above Texas