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Minimum Requirements

2021-2022 School Year 

1. Academic GPA of 3.7 from 6th (2 semesters) and 7th grade (1 semester) 

2. ELA SBAC score of 2550+ (6th Grade)

3. Completion of Algebra 1 in 8th grade.


WAVE admits 175 students starting with the highest GPA that select WAVE as their first choice.

WAVE Lead Teacher
Contact Mr. Henry  Mr. Henry (562) 433-0481 ex: 6574 Teacher

WAve Pathway staff 

Contact Michael Crowder-Jones Rm: 401  Michael Crowder-Jones Rm: 401 (562) 433-0481 ex: 6851 Teacher
Contact Melissa Galbreath  Melissa Galbreath (562) 433-0481 ex: 6850 Pathway Coordinator
Contact Esther Song  Esther Song (562) 433-0481 ex: 6122 Counselor
Contact Lloyd Wilson  Lloyd Wilson (562) 433-0481 ex: 6184 Assistant Principal - WAVE Administrator


Wilson Academic Vision of Excellence

Wilson's Academic Vision of Excellence (WAVE) is the most rigorous Liberal Arts themed program in LBUSD. This program is intended for students who plan to attend the most elite colleges and universities. 


WAVE students take the following classes as a cohort with WAVE teachers:


History: AP Human Geo, AP World, AP US History, AP Gov/AP Econ 


English: Eng 1-2 Acc, Eng 3-4 Acc, AP English Lang, AP English Lit


Math: Geometry Acc, Alg 2, Honors Pre-Calc, AP Calc or AP Stats


Science: The Living Earth, Honors Chemistry 


WAVE Capstone: AP Seminar and AP Research


Additional classes (non-cohort):

     Science: 3 Accelerated, Honors, or AP science electives

     Visual/Performing Art: Minimum of 1 year

     World Language: Minimum 2 years, 3+ years recommended 

     PE: Minimum of two years


Successful completion of the WAVE coursework and passing of WAVE AP classes will allow WAVE students to graduate high school with the possibility one year of college credit completed.

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WAVE Pathway Teachers
Contact Mr. Arzate  Mr. Arzate (562) 433-0481 ex: 6570 Teacher
Contact Diana Carbonara  Diana Carbonara (562) 433-0481 ex: 6863 Teacher
Contact Ms. Combs  Ms. Combs (562) 433-0481 ex: 6410 Teacher
Contact Marianne Drummond  Marianne Drummond (562) 433-0481 ex: 6208 Teacher
Contact Sra. Dávila  Sra. Dávila (562) 433-0481 ex: 6854 Teacher
Contact Mr. Esparza  Mr. Esparza (562) 433-0481 ex: 6552 Teacher
Contact Ulises Garcia  Ulises Garcia (562) 433-0481 ex: 6228 Teacher
Contact Kristin Garcia  Kristin Garcia (562) 433-0481 ex: 6861 Teacher
Contact Chanmony He  Chanmony He (562) 433-0481 ex: 6445 Teacher
Contact Myron Heithoff  Myron Heithoff (562) 433-0481 ex: 6235 Teacher
Contact Mr. Henry  Mr. Henry (562) 433-0481 ex: 6574 Teacher
Contact Marla Kleiman  Marla Kleiman (562) 433-0481 ex: 6423 Teacher
Contact Christopher Leveque  Christopher Leveque (562) 433-0481 ex: 6591 Teacher
Contact Jennifer Manwarring  Jennifer Manwarring (562) 433-0481 ex: 6246 Teacher
Contact Mrs. Hally Saini  Mrs. Hally Saini (562) 433-0481 ex: 6531 Teacher
Contact Wendy Salaya-Anderson  Wendy Salaya-Anderson (562) 433-0481 ex: 6555 Teacher