About Walnut Creek Campus
A Message from Principal Davis
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Walnut Creek Campus. We are proud to have you as part of our learning community. Our mission is to inspire growth and connections through personalized education.
We are a school who practices restorative justice, which is a collaborative process that helps students learn positive communication skills and helps them to take ownership for their behavior. The process allows students to make commitments that will help them become more successful. We strive to work collaboratively with one another to ensure that all of our students maximize their potential. Many students that come to us have not felt successful in school for some time or have personal issues that they are battling. Some simply needed a smaller/different environment so they could thrive.
At Walnut Creek Campus we are also constantly addressing how we can make the curriculum more rigorous, relevant and engaging. We all know that students learn best when they are appropriately challenged and when they see a clear purpose for their learning. The academic component is designed to accommodate students who have not met with success in the comprehensive high school or who have special learning needs. In addition, class sizes are small and everything we do is designed to meet the needs of our students.
At Walnut Creek Campus we focus on building relationships with one another. I firmly believe that without relationships, very little can be accomplished. Our hope is that every student, parent/guardian, and staff member feels cared for and lifted.
Dr. Kim Davis, Principal
Walnut Creek Campus is unique because…
- We Are Personalized. Caring staff focus on community building with students. A small student-teacher ratio enhances learning.
- We Are Student Centered. We emphasize growth in personal, social, career and academic areas. Students and staff work collaboratively to meet the needs of each student.
- We Are Flexible. We offer day and evening sessions. Classes are completed at a student’s individual pace.
- We are Success Oriented. To receive a credit, a student must earn a C or above on all class work.
- We are Activity-Based. Classes use varied teaching styles to involve students. Teachers and students work together to adapt lessons according to individual learning styles.Some courses are offered in a project based learning format.
- We Are Supportive. Caseworkers, a school nurse, a guidance counselor, a student services coordinator, and the Heartland Area Education Agency team all assist to help students become successful.
What We Believe…
All students can learn. Despite challenges, all students can be successful. Rigor, relevance and relationships drive all our decisions.
The staff at Walnut Creek Campus believes several things distinguish a great school from a good school. Great schools are driven by dedicated, energetic staff members. Great schools believe in themselves and believe that remaining excellent takes hard work and commitment.
WCC is a great school. We have dedicated staff focused on the goal of serving students, and we are always striving to be more successful.
WCC continues to “recreate” itself not because of national education trends, but in response to the needs of WCC students. The staff has a continued commitment to the overall needs of the student population and makes adjustments from one year to the next. WCC will continue to change, as all great schools must, for the betterment of our students and community.
1020 8th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
HOURS: 9 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Dr. Kim Davis, principal