Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10
Grade Levels: K-6
Uniforms Required: Yes
Foreign Languages: No
English Language Learners: Yes
Honors/Enrichment Classes: Yes
Early Literacy Program: Yes
Instrumental Music Lessons: Yes
Step Teams: No - Has a Dance Team
Extended/Expanded Day: No
Saturday School: No
On-Site After-School Care: No
Summer Programs: No
Business/College/Faith Partnerships: EL Education, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, YMCA, Rochester Engineering Society, University of Rochester Medical Students, International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP)
- Dr. Walter Cooper Academy (DWCA) follows the EL Education model. The school engages its diverse student body in joyful, rigorous, and fascinating learning experiences, instilling both perseverance and a sense of responsibility in students. It is reinforced in the motto, “We never give up, never give up, never give up!”
- The EL Learning model promotes rigorous and engaging curriculum through long-term, interdisciplinary studies and active, inquiry-based learning along with the development of positive school culture and students’ character.
- Daily morning meetings held in every classroom along with weekly school-wide community meetings to foster a community of caring and respectful learners.
- Incorporates the use of technology in all grade level instruction with use of Smart Boards, iPads, ELMOS, cameras, Chromebooks and a double computer lab.