WHEELS seniors recently took part in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project, in which they learned lessons on social issues and philanthropy, and then paid it forward by awarding $2,500 in grant money to a local community-based organization (CBO).
WHEELS, founded in 2006 and located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, serves approximately 815 students from PreK – 12. WHEELS aims to be a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for adolescents, a place where high expectations, excellent academic practices, and highly-qualified faculty provide differentiated instruction to every learner.
Teachers and staff at WHEELS work with families to prepare each student academically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially to succeed in a college of their choice and beyond. The school community provides each student with the academic rigor and preparation necessary to attend college and to practice the skills necessary for effective participation in our democratic society.
Thanks to support from Capital One Bank and the Heart of America Foundation, WHEELS has a state-of-the-art College Access Room with computers to research schools and complete college applications, SAT prep materials, and hundreds of other college and financial literacy-themed books. WHEELS also has a college counselor and alumni counselor to serve college-bound students.
For more information about WHEELS, or to enroll your child, please visit the school’s official website.
511 West 182nd Street
New York, NY 10023
School Code: M348