Dr. Walter Cooper Academy School No. 10
This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Dismissal Time: 3:00 p.m.
Grade Level: PreK-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.