2020/21 Academic Year

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Oct 1, 2021
Left to right: WWAB Treasurer Brandon Wiers. Javeon Walker, Tia Griggs, Jaeden Walker, Nadia Ali, Eric Durazno, Gabby Hall, WWAB President Sue Sepela. Missing: C. J. Gallen
Due to Covid-19, the City of Forest Park closed its offices to the public in March 2020, including the Fire Department Training Room, site of both previous classes. Consequently, in-person training, the unique feature of the program relative College Board and Khan Academy remote learning, became impossible. So, no new classes were held in calendar 2020 subsequent to the January 4 Bootcamp graduation. Before the 2020 – 2021 school year was over, nonetheless, we began planning to provide a new and improved course before the end of that academic year. We issued a Request for Proposal to our previous Independent Contractor and six other candidates in February. Two responses were received by the March 1, 2021, deadline. They came from Learning Enrichment & Assistance Program (LEAP), Inc. and Scholar Power. Each was subsequently awarded a partial contract. The Winton Woods City School District had converted to remote learning for all students in March 2020, followed by a period of blended (remote and in-school classes for certain days of the week) for portions of the student body. Based on a bond issue that had been passed in 2016, a new 7- 12 grade Middle and High School building was constructed and opened on March 8, 2021. On March 30, after Spring Break, in-person classes were resumed with Covid-19 protocols mandated. SAT Prep classes were held in the new Winton Woods North Campus on April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8, and 15. This was a shortened schedule made necessary because of student transitions from their former classrooms to the new combined Middle (Grades 7 & 8) and High School (Grades 9 – 12) classrooms.

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