Making Waves Academy is one school comprised of middle school and upper school divisions and their corresponding campuses. The middle school currently serves fifth-eighth grades, and the upper school serves ninth-twelfth grades.
The campuses are adjacent to one another, facilitating common use of outdoor fields and indoor multi-purpose space for events. The span of grades served and their location next to one another also allow for common professional development, vertical alignment planning and professional development, and school-wide positions that can lead coordinated and aligned efforts across the Academy.
Making Waves Academy is a direct-funded charter school authorized by the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Making Waves Academy opened its doors in the fall of 2007. MWA is WASC accredited.