Wy'East Mountain Academy (formerly Windells Academy) is a world-class action sports academy designed to develop driven and talented student athletes from grades 7-12 in skiing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. We enable students to train in their respective sport year-round while attaining high school credits that are transferable in or out of any school, national or international.
“Wy'East” is the original name for Mt. Hood, given by the Multnomah people who first inhabited its nearby lands. This mountain drawing us together is central to our spirit of adventure and achievement. It is this special place we call home and to which we pay homage.
What We Believe.
Our mission is life improvement through people, place, and passion. We believe that if you put the right people, in the right place, with shared passions and college preparatory academics, you'll not just improve the life of young person, but change the world by helping to create driven and compassionate citizens.
Our vision is to be a top-ten globally rated outdoor academy with alumni who are helping to improve the world.
Our core values are difficult to capture through written word, as such we've compiled a brief collection of words we feel best embody our core values;
* Relationship Based * Refreshing * Influential * Authentic * Welcoming *Uninhibited *Genuine *Credible *
* Progressive * Caring * Socially Responsible and Community Minded * Passionate * Purpose Driven * Humorous *
* Imaginative * Diverse Perspectives *
When it comes to academics, we strive to create a culture and environment that encourages our students to succeed, whether in our classroom or on the road with their team and coaches. Individual GPA goals are set with each student, and they are held accountable to their academic goals. Students at Wy'East Mountain Academy are guided to become strong independent learners that are prepared for post-high school education and beyond.
Most students attending Wy'East Mountain Academy are enrolled in Edgenuity, an accredited online K-12 school. The school's web-based curriculum meets Oregon state standards while licensed teachers provide the instruction online. On top of that, Wy'East Mountain Academy provides our own in-class teaching staff offering further guidance and support to keep students on track throughout the school year and provide greater depth of understanding. This combination of in-person and online schooling allows our students to succeed whether they're on another continent or on campus.
Our Academy staff are dedicated to your student's success and we believe that their education plays a vital role in our students' future whether they achieve Olympic gold or earn collegiate regalia. Please contact us to discuss a personalized program for your child.
While most of our students attend the entire academic school year, and use our online curriculum platform, some elect to do a single semester and some students choose to use their own curriculum platform while they are here. We have the ability to develop a program that works for you and your child.
E-Learning with Edgenuity
Our Academy is currently partnered with Edgenuity. Edgenuity is a US based, accredited, online high school. Delivering an individualized and comprehensive education, Edgenuity is able to tailor schedules for all of our students' graduation requirement needs.
Challenging courses, matched to students' interests and abilities.
Opportunities to repeat and review difficult lessons at any time.
Edgenuity allows Wy'East Mountain Academy athletes who are in their junior or senior year an opportunity to enroll in dual credit (high school and college credit) coursework.
Connecting with local community colleges, students can work toward obtaining both high school and college credit while taking core classes at no additional cost.
Academy teachers collaborate with Edgenuity to ensure that students comprehend all course material. Wy'East Academy allows for an individualized academic model for each student. Parents can access and follow their students progress in real-time and our Headmaster is available to communicate with parents regularly to discuss performance and their academic goals. Our immersive action sports education program allows students to develop independence, collaborate with their peers on projects, and find support from our teachers and Edgenuity's academic staff.
Each year we arrange for our students to tour prospective colleges and universities. In the past these have included University of Washington, University of Southern California, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Westminster College, Portland State University, University of California Santa Cruz, University of California Los Angeles, University of British Columbia and many others. We assist with preparation for ACT and SAT testing and are licensed through College Board to administer the SAT at our campus. Our College Board School Code is: 380034
Our Headmaster provides personalized one-on-one college counseling sessions to research institutions and support preparation of application (including review of application essays). We ensure that our students are developing an academic identity that is appealing to college admissions departments. Students attending Wy'East are encouraged to pursue dual credit courses through Edgenuity. Those students who are motivated to accelerate their undergraduate education are identified during their personalized academic goal setting session with our Academic Director.
Our International program offers programming for students and athletes from countries outside the US and for US citizens whose families are living abroad. Our school has hosted athletes from Australia, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Russia, Japan, Chile and Saudi Arabia. We are excited to work with our international families to ensure programming that fits their needs and inspires success.
For international students and athletes our Academy offers full-time study or shorter term 3 to 6 month training camps and travel programs designed to visit and train at various locations and facilities around the US and attend US based competitions in ones sport. Programs can be 3 to 6 months long depending on the type of visitor visa the athlete is granted. A B-2 tourist visa is usually good for 6 months. Longer term programs can last all the way through high school graduation and will require an F-1 student visa.
F-1 Student Visas:
International students may visit us and attend one of our programs on an F-1 student visa. Wy'East Mountain Academy is SEVP approved and fully eligible to issue I-20s for students 7th grade through 12th. F-1 visa students must use the Edgenuity curriculum and maintain good academic standing for the duration of their stay. If an athlete chooses to attend a short-term training camp on a B-2 visa(good for 6 months) or a shorter program on a 90 day ESTA visa, the athlete can choose not to be on the Edgenuity curriculum. For More Information about The U.S. Student Visa Program Please Visit This Link: Https://Travel.state.gov/Content/Visas/En/Study-Exchange/Student.html
The Academy's hybrid academic model is well-received by major colleges and universities both in the US and abroad. The curriculum provided through our E-Learning platforms in combination with our in-house academic team, ensures that our students get noticed by highly esteemed facilities for higher learning.
Wy'East Mountain Academy students have gone on to attend schools such as University of Colorado, University of Oregon, University of Vermont, University of Washington, University of Utah, University of Nebraska, Sierra Nevada College, University of Massachusetts, Montana State University, Colorado State and international schools including University of British Columbia, University of Lucerne, Université de Montréal and Laval Université and many others. We are committed to helping our students select the university or college of that best fits their needs and gain acceptance.
Want to learn more, have suggestions, or just want to say hi? We would love to hear from you, reach out below or call us at: (503) 622-8931.
If you would like to learn more about partnerships with we would be delighted to discuss opportunities for us to work together.
Our campus, located at the base of Mt. Hood, in Oregon, is truly one of a kind.
Contact: Dan Tattersfield
Address: 59550 US-26, Sandy, OR 97055, United States
Phone: +1 503-622-8931