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Minimum Requirements

1. Academic GPA of 3.7 from 6th and 7th grade and first semester of 8th grade.

2. ELA SBAC score of 2550+ (7th Grade)

3. Completion of Algebra 1 in 8th grade.

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

WAVE support Team
  Kristin Garcia (562) 433-0481 ex: 6861 Teacher
  Keith Roberson Assistant Principal
  Esther Song (562) 433-0481 ex: 6122 Counselor


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 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 Technical Core: AP Psychology, AP Seminar, and AP Research


Additional classes (non-cohort):

     Science: 3rd year+ recommended in Honors or AP science

     Visual/Performing Art: Minimum of 1 year

     World Language: Minimum 2 years, 3+ years recommended 

     PE: Minimum of two years


Successfully completing AP Seminar and AP Research with a passing score of 3 or more, in addition to passing 4 AP exams awards students with the recognition of AP Capstone Diploma

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WAVE Pathway Teachers
  Sayed Alawi (562) 433-0481 ex: 6251 Teacher
  Mr. Arzate (562) 433-0481 ex: 6570 Teacher
  Diana Carbonara (562) 433-0481 ex: 6863 Teacher
  Ms. Combs (562) 433-0481 ex: 6410 Teacher
  Marianne Drummond (562) 433-0481 ex: 6208 Teacher
  Mr. Esparza (562) 433-0481 ex: 6552 Teacher
  Kristin Garcia (562) 433-0481 ex: 6861 Teacher
  Mr Gunnison (562) 433-0481 ex: 6236 Teacher
  Alexis Harcharic (562) 433-0481 ex: 6571 Teacher
  Chanmony He (562) 433-0481 ex: 6445 Teacher
  Myron Heithoff (562) 433-0481 ex: 6235 Teacher
  Mr. Henry (562) 433-0481 ex: 6574 Teacher
  Ms. Quintanar (562) 433-0481 ex: 6563 Teacher
  Mrs. Hally Saini (562) 433-0481 ex: 6531 Teacher