Alpha Scholars is WCC's learning community program for students. Alpha Scholars receive priority registration for block courses that help build the community experience. Each student is also assigned an academic advisor and success coach, with regular meetings to help students stay on track and meet their goals.
To be eligible, students must be:
The key goals for learning communities are to encourage integration of learning across courses and to involve students with “big questions” that matter beyond the classroom. Students take two or more linked courses as a group and work closely with one another and with their professors. Many learning communities explore a common topic and/or common readings through the lenses of different disciplines. Some deliberately link “liberal arts” and “professional courses”; others feature service learning.