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Updated: April 2013

Wilmington Christian Academy is a private, non-denominational, coeducational Christian school including four divisions: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School.

Founded: 1969

Location: WCA is located in a suburban area of Wilmington, NC. Approximately 200,000 people reside in the greater Wilmington area. WCA is the largest private school in Southeastern NC.

2013-14 Enrollment:
Preschool: 140       Elementary: 328    
Middle School: 174       High School: 152   Total School: 794

Governing Agency: North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education

Affiliations: North Carolina Christian School Association
American Association of Christian Schools

Accreditation:

North Carolina Christian School Association
American Association of Christian Schools
North American Christian School Accrediting Agency
National Council for Private School Accreditation

Faculty: 53 members; faculty members hold state and/or North Carolina Christian School Association certifications

Avg. Class Size:
High School: 16       Middle School: 25       Elementary: 25

Ethnic Diversity: Caucasian 89%    African American 4%    Asian 2%   
Hispanic 2%    Other 3%

Assessment: Stanford 10 administered yearly to grades K5 through 12
WCA is an ACT national test site (School Code #344-352)
ACT EXPLORE administered to all freshmen
ACT PLAN administered to all sophomores
ACT with writing administered to all juniors
PSAT and SAT available to all high school students

ACT Composite
Average Scores:

2006: 22.1     2007: 21.7   2008: 19.9   2009: 21.7  
2010: 22.2     2011: 22.0   2012: 23.1   2013: 21.4

School Year: 180 days of instruction divided into 9-week quarters

High School Programs:
General: Meets and exceeds North Carolina high school graduation requirements.
College Prep:   Course requirements meet and exceed the University of North Carolina system entrance requirements.
Honors: Requires students to complete all the requirements for the college prep program plus a third year of foreign language, a fourth year of science and obtain a final grade point average of 3.67 or higher.
Resource: Individually designed to address learning disabilities.

GPA Scale / Calculation:
  Standard     Adv/Honors      AP    
A+ = 99 - 100 4.00 5.00 6.00
A = 95 - 98 4.00 5.00 6.00
A- = 93 - 94 3.67 4.67 5.67
B+ = 91 - 92 3.33 4.33 5.33
B = 87 - 90 3.00 4.00 5.00
B- = 85 - 86 2.67 3.67 4.67
C+ = 83 - 84 2.33 3.33 4.33
C = 79 - 82 2.00 3.00 4.00
C- = 77 - 78 1.67 2.67 3.67
D+ = 75 - 76 1.33 2.33 3.33
D = 72 - 74 1.00 2.00 3.00
D- = 70 - 71 0.67 1.67 2.67
F =   0 - 69 0.00 0.00 0.00

College Acceptance: 98% of graduates pursue post-secondary education
   
WCA graduates have successfully gained acceptance into well-known state and private colleges throughout the United States. Graduates frequently secure college scholarships for athletic and academic achievement.  Alumni have successfully completed advanced degrees in many fields such as ministry, medicine, law, business, education, journalism, law enforcement, technology, engineering and the military.  
   
Click here for a list of colleges that have accepted WCA alumni.

Extracurricular: American Christian Honor Society; Student Government Association; interscholastic sports and fine arts programs; clubs; foreign travel opportunities; required community service activities