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Our Instruction

The Academy’s challenging, sequenced curriculum pursues a “back to basics” approach that is augmented with a variety of extras to provide the students with a well-rounded and accelerated educational experience. Our student’s academic achievement is assessed annually through nationally-standardized achievement testing programs.

The elementary curriculum strongly emphasizes the basic skills of reading and math augmented by studies in English, spelling, science, history, handwriting and health. Phonics-based reading instruction is given from pre-school through grade 2. Hands-on learning projects and practice drills are combined to enhance math instruction. Students are also taught art, music, physical education, Spanish, and library skills. Computer application training begins in kindergarten and is integrated with academic classroom instruction.

During the transition years of middle school, students enjoy classes and activities designed to solidify and increase basic academic skills while developing the ability to think critically.

Students in grades 9 through 12 follow one of three academic programs: general, college preparatory or honors. Honors, advanced and AP courses are available. The Academy’s high school diploma programs are designed to meet and exceed NC state graduation requirements and prepare students for college admission. Academy students score above the national average on standardized achievement tests and college entrance exams. WCA graduates have been accepted into major Christian, private, and public colleges across the country. Due to their achievement, our students are frequently exempted from freshmen level college courses. Computer training is integrated with the curriculum, giving graduates a working knowledge of word processing, spread sheets, desktop publishing, Internet research, multi-media presentations and more. Resource classes are available for students with mild learning disabilities.