The Academy at WCC

Presenting The Academy at World Champions Centre! 


Click here for our 2017 - 2018 Calendar


Our lead teacher, Susan Blackmore (pictured left), is experienced with successfully educating students outside of the public system. After teaching middle school and high school for 10 years, she dove head first into homeschooling her own children and learned ways to maximize learning potential for individuals. Her family benefitted from a flexible lifestyle and her children were able to pursue their passions while thriving in school. For four years before coming to us, Susan built her own homeschool program, teaching all subjects to other people’s children. Susan believes in facilitating learning by inspiring students to be intrinsically motivated. She creates a positive school environment. Her goal is to guide young people to be curious, autonomous students who can feel confident in their academic abilities.

Our 3rd through 8th grade teacher, Tanya Kraeter, comes to The Academy from teaching in the public school system for 8 years. She is originally from outside Philadelphia, PA and has lived in Spring for 9 years with her two children. Tanya has a truly genuine love for learning and a larger passion for teaching. She believes in intertwining subject content and involving real world aspects into learning as much as she can. She will continue to guide students in their own discoveries and encourage independent problem solving. Tanya is also very motivated to bring in specialists who can help conduct experiments, give hands on lectures, or provide information for a related field. Tanya's main goal is to create positive relationships with the students to foster an exciting learning environment.

Athletes will meet NCAA guidelines with a school day that focuses in their individual goals, maximizing use of time. An individualized course of study (including assessments, grades, and transcripts) will be built for each student upon acceptance. Courses will be chosen based on eligibility requirements, need, interests, and learning styles. School loads can adapt to accommodate training and travel schedules. A condensed school day demands self-direction and time management skills as well as the ability to meet deadlines and complete outside work. All students will be expected to meet these criteria. An application and interview process determines acceptance.


Click here for the 2017 - 2018 application packet.

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“The Academy at World Champions Centre school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”