Why Not You Academy (WNYA) represents the 100th project completed for WCSD/PCSD. WNYA will open to 9th grade students in the fall of 2021 and add a grade each year through 12th grade as they grow to their full enrollment of 416 students.
The school’s location is in the heart of Des Moines and is ideally located near the intersections of major public transportation routes creating easy access for students from a variety of surrounding communities. The first phase of the school’s build out involved renovating the top floor of a two-story former office building to construct nine classrooms, including a science lab and maker space, as well as flex and admin spaces. The second phase is anticipated to be completed by fall 2023 and will involve building out the first floor to create five additional classrooms as well as additional admin spaces. Construction of the first phase was completed in March 2021, allowing the school to open an on-site Learning Hub to support current 8th grade students who will attend WNYA as freshman this fall while they are largely attending online or hybrid school for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.
22419 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines, WA