School-wide Support

Students walking to class

Our somewhat unique configuration of adjacent campuses allows for a variety of shared services between Making Waves Academy’s (MWA) middle and upper school divisions.

  • Academic. The positions of SPED (Special Education) Director, ELD (English Language Development) Coordinator, and GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) Coordinator are school-wide in their scope, oversight, and coordination. As a result, the aim is to develop a high level of coherence and vertical integration between the Middle School and Upper School as well as between grades and content areas.
  • Operations. The Director of School Operations and Operations Manager supervises support staff and coordinates activities such as office support, food service, campus supervision, bus monitoring, and general facility and operational support to both divisions.
  • Technology. The Director of IT leads a Tech Team that supports both divisions of the campus and over 1,000 student computers and over 100 computers for staff. They are vital in supporting all of our online support systems such as Gaggle (internal intranet for students and staff) and all of our various academic support applications.
  • Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Team. The AIS Team was formed to monitor the academic progress of all of our students and subgroups (e.g. by ethnicity, Special Education designation, and English Learner designation). The AIS Team analyzes school-wide data for each subgroup, makes informed strategic decisions about instructional approaches or adjustments, and sets targets and goals to be accomplished. The AIS Team is comprised of a variety of key stakeholders from across the campus, including school leadership and faculty.