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Programs At-A-Glance

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Monday-Friday
7:30am-2:30pm

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Monday-Friday
8:15am-2:00pm

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Advisory Program

SWA students each have an advisor with whom they meet weekly to discuss their academic program, schedule hands-on experiences, and receive guidance with challenges they may be facing. Advisors also lead the quarterly portfolio conferences. Read more ❯

Portfolio Conference

Quarterly portfolio conferences are an opportunity for SWA students to present their best work in all subjects to an advisor and parents/guardian. These conferences promote self-evaluation, advocacy skills, and action plans for continued learning. Read more ❯

Community Service

SWA students complete 30 hours of community service each year. These experiences build self-confidence, responsibility, and life skills. Students present their community service experience and what they learned at each portfolio review. Read more ❯

Internships

Each SWA senior completes a career-related internship. In addition to providing real-life experience, the internship is invaluable at helping the student build a résumé, prepare for college entry, and establish a mentoring relationship with a professional. Read more ❯

Honors Classes

SWA offers a variety of honors classes for its outstanding students. Honors classes currently are offered in English, Civics and Economics, and U.S. History. Exceptional students also are invited to join the Beta Club, an honors organization. Read more ❯

Teaching Exceptional Children at SWA

SWA has an excellent reputation for providing a quality education and inclusion for its students with special needs. Students receive individual curriculum planning from highly trained and experienced teachers. They also benefit from SWA’s smaller classes. Read more ❯

NC Standard Course of Study

North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study determines competencies for each grade level and high school course with a rigorous set of academic standards that is uniform across the state. SWA’s teachers are very experienced and skilled in teaching this course of study.  Read more ❯

Job Shadow

Each SWA student completes and documents four job-shadow experiences a year. These opportunities provide exploration of possible career choices, an understanding of how education translates into real-life skills, and a greater sense of direction. Read more ❯

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