W.I.N. Time

At the core of Gentry Academy’s ability to build great leaders is the philosophy that true leadership does not come from a single characteristic, but rather a collection of traits, values and skills that work together. W.I.N. (What I Need) time is the natural extension of this belief.

W.I.N. allows students to direct their own learning by letting them choose the areas in which they want to develop and master their skills. Students are given the freedom to use their W.I.N. time to develop strengths and leadership in all aspects of life – not just their academic life. W.I.N. time is tailored to fit each student’s individual goals and can encompass both skills acquisition and enrichment.

While traditional schools compartmentalize student life into school and non-school activities, we believe in treating and educating each student as a complete and unique individual. We offer a plethora of activities – both in and out of the classroom – during W.I.N. time so that our students may better themselves as a whole person. W.I.N. courses and activities include:

  • Academic Enrichment Opportunities
  • Foreign Language
  • Performing Arts
  • College Prep
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Graphic Design
  • Film Production

W.I.N. is a 2-hour block of time that students choose to fill with any combination of academics, athletics, electives, volunteer opportunities and/or internships. Students may also spend a full semester doing an internship during W.I.N.

Example Schedule 1

  • 8:25 AM - Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  • W.I.N. Time
    • One Hour of On-Ice Development
    • One Hour of Golf Development
  • Lunch
  • Core Subjects and Leadership & Life Skills
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • 3:30 PM - School Day Concludes

Example Schedule 2

  • 8:25 AM - Roll Call/Pledge of Allegiance
  • Core Subjects and Leadership & Life Skills
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Lunch
  • W.I.N. Time
    • One Hour of Foreign Language
    • One Hour of Dance Development
  • 3:30 PM - School Day Concludes

Ultimately, W.I.N. provides students with the freedom and structure they need to become the leader they want to be. Gentry instructors foster these goals by providing students with clear expectations of their performance and the support they need to be successful in all aspects of life. W.I.N. time is a unique opportunity for students to select the academic, athletic, elective and enrichment opportunity that will most enrich their leadership and life skills.