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A Year of Outdoor Adventures, Rigorous Academics, & Personal Growth

The 8th Grade Bridge Program:
Where Education Meets Adventure

Empowering the Future Through Experiential Learning

Imagine a classroom where students summit snow-capped peaks at sunrise, swim above pristine coral reefs, share their experiences around a campfire, and fall asleep under the Milky Way. At WHEA, this isn't just a dream, it's the reality we offer to our students. 

Igniting a Passion for Learning and Stewardship

We are excited to offer a transformative year-long experiential-outdoor-education program, specifically designed for 8th-grade students. Our mission is to empower students to become passionate and responsible stewards of themselves and their place through transformative challenge, adventure, and outdoor experiences. Through these quests, our students develop critical skills that will serve them throughout their lives.


Building Responsible Practitioners and Critical Thinkers

Our program goes beyond traditional education. We are committed to cultivating productive and responsible practitioners of collaboration and stewardship. Our goal is for students to evolve into lifelong critical thinkers who are confident in their abilities to solve complex, real-world problems. By immersing students in meaningful experiences, we equip them with practical skills that extend far beyond the classroom.
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Balancing Adventure and Academics 

Our program not only emphasizes experiential learning but also places a strong emphasis on rigorous academics. We believe that a comprehensive education equips students for success in all aspects of life. We're excited to offer 8th-grade students the opportunity to earn high school credits. This distinct advantage gives our students a head start, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges of higher education and future careers.


The Adventure of a Lifetime

At WHEA, we go beyond textbooks and classrooms.  By participating in the bridge program, students have the opportunity to learn, explore, and grow in ways they never thought possible. This program is preparing students to be future leaders and responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Help Us Shape the Future

Our exceptional education program is one-of-a-kind, and as such, it thrives on additional support. If you believe in the power of this program to inspire and educate our students, please consider making a donation. Your contribution will directly impact the lives of young learners, helping them embark on journeys of discovery and growth. Together, we can shape a brighter future. 
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