We are blessed when we have alumni visit and share their success stories.

TAMS acceptance

TAMS (Texas Academy of Math and Science) is a program for gifted high school students where the students attend classes at the University of North Texas. It is a very selective, rigorous program.  Few applicants are accepted.  One of our students has been accepted and sent this email to her teacher and the high school principal.

Congratulations and we are thankful to have been a part of her development.


I got accepted into TAMS! Thank you so much for writing me letters of recommendation. Going to Willow Bend Academy has prepared me well!


David Weinbill.

David joined the Army National Guard after high school and has enjoyed world travel to Eastern Europe, but has also taken advantage of a wonderful opportunity.  He is a student at Sam Houston State University and is attending on a ROTC scholarship.  The ROTC scholarship pays 100 percent of tuition, books and provides a living allowance as well.  Of course, there is an obligation to enter military service after graduation as a Second Lieutenant.

David is succeeding academically at the university and credits his time at Willow Bend Academy with teaching him to set goals, study independently, and to manage his time. These skills are not common among his classmates. David finds himself teaching his classmates these academic life skills.


Gabriel Goetten

Gabriel came to Willow Bend Academy in middle school.  He had recently immigrated from Brazil and spoke very little English. He applied himself to both his academics, becoming proficient with his guitar, and to the mastery of English. The result of his efforts gained him the position of valedictorian of his graduating class. He is currently attending the University of Texas at Dallas with a major in computer systems engineering.


Getty Hesse

Getty transferred to Willow Bend Academy from a well-known private school at a time when was dealing with self-doubt.  He quickly adjusted to our method of instruction and became one of our leading students.  Pictured above is Dr. Berner (High School Principal) notifying Getty of his National Merit Scholarship.  Getty is currently studying at the University of Oklahoma.