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Wilson's Academic Vision of Excellence (WAVE) is the most rigorous Liberal Arts themed program in LBUSD. This program is intended for students who plan to attend the most elite colleges and universities. 

WAVE students take the following classes as a cohort with WAVE teachers:

History:  AP World, AP US History, AP Gov/AP Econ 

English: Eng 1-2 Acc, Eng 3-4 Acc, AP English Lang, AP English Lit

Math: Geometry Acc, Alg 2, Honors Pre-Calc, AP Calc or AP Stats

Science: The Living Earth, Honors Chemistry 

WAVE Technical Core: AP Psychology, AP Seminar, and AP Research

Additional classes (non-cohort):

     Science: 3rd year+ recommended in Honors or AP science

     Visual/Performing Art: Minimum of 1 year

     World Language: Minimum 2 years, 3+ years recommended 

     PE: Minimum of two years


1. Academic GPA of 3.7 from 6th and 7th grade and first semester of 8th grade.

2. ELA SBAC score of 2550+ (7th Grade)

3. Completion of Algebra 1 in 8th grade.

WAVE admits up to 175 students starting with the highest GPA that select WAVE as their first choice.

Successfully completing AP Seminar and AP Research with a passing score of 3 or more, in addition to passing 4 AP exams awards students with the recognition of AP Capstone Diploma

Wave Support Staff


Kristin Garcia

ext: 6861

Lead Teacher

Keith Roberson.     

ext: 6184

Pathway Principal

Esther Song

ext: 6122