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Wayne Geri Academy

Private | 6-12 | 19 students

We are best known for individualized instruction.
 
 

 
 

Living in Sacramento

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $200,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.

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5 stars

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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted October 19, 2013

I have 2 children attending this school and I couldn't have found a better match for them. My kids were homeschooled until mid-way through 10th grade, when I wanted them to have exposure to a more traditional but small school & individualized learning environment before they graduated high school. My straight-A daughter is a college-bound junior this year and her teachers are encouraging her to explore different universities & careers, are helping her prepare her for the SAT, encouraging her to take a community college class next semester to get her feet wet, etc. My lucky-if-he-gets-a-2.0-average son is a technical-program bound senior and the teachers are working with him on life-skills and exploring his options. Each student receives tons of individualized attention and the curriculum is customized to each student. And the teachers are wonderful about keeping me in the loop about what's working and what's not, not just with my not-academically oriented son, but my straight A daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

I would like to looking for good school for my son in Sacramental. My son is at grate 11
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Posted July 25, 2011

Both of my children attend WGA. I have watched them both grow academically and as people. My daughter went from failing miserably in public school to doing math work that is beyond her grade level. My son is excited about school for the first time. The small class size explains the academic improvement but I think there is much more to it when I see how much both of my children have matured and have begun to focus on their futures. These people love teaching and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

Even though my daughter was attending what was supposed to be one of the best public High Schools in the city, I kept seeing her spark for learning getting duller each day.She was a good student and wanted to go to college but I could see that she just felt like a little fish in a big pond which really did not treat her as if she mattered. As the teachers at Wayne Geri challenged her to think for herself and to articulate her thoughts in an intelligent manner her spark for learning and her confidence soared.They walked us through the process of getting her started at the community college. Then they encouraged her and tutored her through the process so college isn't scary at all now.She will be graduating in the middle of her senior year with 9 transferrable college credits. I can't thank the teacher and staff enough for their attention and dedication to these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

I have been teaching at this school for the past two years, and it is a dream come true for an educator. Our small environment cultivates a feeling of family between staff, parents, and students. The cliques and bullying you see in other schools simply don't exist here. Every person matters as an individual and this sense of importance provides our students the confidence to take ownership of their education and development. All of our students are on-track for early high school graduation and every junior and senior has taken community college courses in tandem with their high school curriculum. If you want your student in a diverse, safe environment where he/she will have the opportunity to explore and make solid decisions about the future, WGA is the school for you!
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Posted June 20, 2011

My son's grades dropped greatly as his class size grew in public schools. He struggled with his attention and focus. Wayne Geri Academy's unique teaching style and small class size has helped my child succeed in school. I can finally say " I a proud parent of an honor roll student." My son finally likes school again!
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Posted June 20, 2011

After 4 years of homeschooling I knew I needed nore help with teaching my 8th grade daughter. Plus, she was ready to go back to a more social setting, but I was not ready to have her get lost in our local high school of 1800 students. Wayne Geri Academy became the closest thing to a perfect answer for our delimma. Because of the small setting, she was able to get to know all of the students and developed a great relationship with the teachers. When teaching stylesdid not work, they were willing to ntry other types of methods. They knew I had been teaching my daughter and were willing to listen to me when I expressed my concerns.These teachers do not make all of the kids fit inside the same size squarer box. I am so thankful that they are willing to go the extra mileandhelp mydaughter
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 15% 1%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Merryhill Schools
Courtyard Elementary
Montessori
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Anime club
  • Dance club: Jazz, Swing, Latin, Dubstep
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Computer Programming Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • varied levels of Spanish & ASL

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Sarah Barbulesco
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Computer Programming Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • varied levels of Spanish & ASL
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Carpools with parent groups
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Industrial shop
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Midtown Business Association
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Sports via other MSs & HSs
Girls sports
  • Sports via other MSs & HSs

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Anime club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club: Jazz, Swing, Latin, Dubstep
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Game club
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • For a tuition much lower than other private schools, WGA offers more to both middle school and high school students. Our academic class sizes have a 10 student per teacher maximum. Having so few students per class allows us to provide a learning plan for each student, specifically customized to the student's needs based on the input of the student, parents, and teachers. We also have a major program that allows students to emphasize in the areas of Communications, Science, or Social Studies.
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Merryhill Schools
Courtyard Elementary
Montessori

What does it cost?

Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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608 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 443-1419

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