College Prep Summary
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Updated August 2013
WCA offers four high school programs: Resource, General, College Preparatory, and Honors. Although some of our students may pursue trade programs, most of our graduates attend four-year colleges and universities.
WCA’s College Preparatory and Honors programs ensure that students meet and exceed the UNC system course requirements for freshmen college admission which include 4 English credits, 4 Math credits, 3 Science credits, 3 Social Studies credits and 2 Foreign Language credits. These requirements are among the most respected in the nation. The following list gives some of the courses offered at WCA.
Advanced World History
Advanced U. S. History
Contemporary World Views
Advanced English I
Advanced English II
Advanced English III
Advanced English IV
AP Language & Composition
|Advanced Algebra I
Advanced Algebra II
Advanced Discrete Math
AP Calculus (CC)
Patterns of Christian Living
The Early Church
Behold Your God
|Advanced Physical Science|
Physical Education II
*CC - Courses Taken for College Credits; AP - Advanced Placement
Stanford Achievement Test Each year WCA students take the Stanford Achievement Test, a nationally standardized assessment. The results of this testing allow us to compare our students with their counterparts across the United States. In contrast, students who take the NC Public School assessments (EOC, EOG) are only compared with students from North Carolina.
In 2012, WCA’s senior class scored in the 98% nationally, and the junior class scored in the 93%. As an example, this information indicates that 98% of the senior classes tested across the United States scored lower than our WCA students!
American College Test (ACT) As a requirement for graduation, all juniors at WCA must take the ACT (American College Test), which is the preferred college entrance test in the majority of the United States. In 2013 the ACT test was administered over one million times. WCA’s average composite score was 21.4 which exceeds state and national average scores. The EXPLORE and PLAN (pre-ACT) tests are given to 8th and 9th grade students.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Virtually all colleges in the U.S. accept both ACT and SAT scores; therefore, we do not require students to take the SAT. Some students may benefit by taking both tests. Resources are available for those students selecting to take both.
GUIDANCE COUNSELING SERVICES
WCA students have access to far more individual counseling opportunities than most students in our area. The Administrator, High School Principal and Registrar form a knowledgeable and effective team to prepare our high school students and parents for college. The opportunity for personal attention at WCA stands in stark contrast to schools where one counselor may serve hundreds of students in one grade level alone.
Through individual counseling sessions and group meetings parents and students glean pertinent information on the following subjects:
|High school orientation and course selection
GPA calculation and importance
College selection process
College entrance testing
Financial aid opportunities and procedures
College entrance requirements
College application process
EARN COLLEGE CREDITS
Since our inception, WCA graduates have successfully gained acceptance into state, private and Christian colleges. Our graduates frequently secure college scholarships for athletic and academic achievement. WCA alumni have successfully completed advanced degrees in many fields such as ministry, medicine, law, business, education, journalism, law enforcement, technology, engineering and the military. Below is a partial listing of colleges where WCA alumni have been accepted.
CLEP courses are also offered to allow our high school students to earn college credits by the time they graduate from high school.
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE Since our inception, WCA graduates have successfully gained acceptance into state, private and Christian colleges. Our graduates frequently secure college scholarships for academic and athletic achievement. WCA alumni have successfully completed advanced degrees in many fields such as ministry, medicine, law, business, education, journalism, law enforcement, technology, engineering and the military. The following list gives some of the colleges where WCA alumni have been accepted.
|Ambassador Christian College
Appalachian State University
Bob Jones University
Clearwater Christian College
Colorado State University
East Carolina University
Florida State University
Garner Webb University
Hyles Anderson College
Middle Tennessee State University
Mt. Olive College
North Carolina Central University
North Carolina State University