The Academy at WCC



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Christie Johnson graduated from The University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She holds various Texas teaching certifications. She is certified Early Childhood- 4th grade Generalist, 4th grade- 8th grade English Language Arts, 9th-12th grade Health, and holds her Bilingual Supplement certification. She taught all subjects in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade at Mercedes Independent School District and was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2010. At Mercedes ISD, she aligned curriculum, was the grade level chairperson, coached UIL events, was the cheerleading sponsor, and had 100 percent passing rates each year on the state standardized tests. Thereafter, she taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade at Weslaco Independent School District. While she was there, she helped align curriculum, coached UIL, implemented 21st century learning strategies, and achieved an “exceeds expectation” rating on all her formal appraisals making her a highly qualified teacher.

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.”