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Updated August 2013

CURRICULUM

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 Civics 
Advanded Geography
Advanced World History
Advanced U. S. History
Contemporary World Views
Advanced Economics

Advanced English I
Advanced English II 
Advanced English III
Advanced English IV
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature
Public Speaking
Advanced Algebra I
Advanced Geometry
Advanced Algebra II
Advanced Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus (CC)
AP Calculus (CC)

Patterns of Christian Living
The Early Church
Proverbs
Behold Your God
NT Epistles

Advanced Physical Science
Advanced Biology
Advanced Chemistry
Chemistry (CC)
Advanced Anatomy
Advanced Physics

Physical Education
Health
Physical Education II

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III

*CC - Courses Taken for College Credits; AP - Advanced Placement
*Elective credits may be chosen from the following classes:

Art I
Studio Art
AutoCAD 1
Computer Applications
Foundations of Education 
Contemporary Issues 
Video Production

Dramatic Arts
Forensic Speech
Intro. to Engineering
Family & Consumer Science
School Yearbook
Independent Study
Logical Strategies

Handbell Ensemble
Concert Band
Performance Choir
Physical Education II
Basic Photography
Accounting
Investment Strategies

TEST SCORES

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
Academic counseling
Career counseling
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
Campbell University
The Citadel
Clearwater Christian College
Colorado State University
Converse College
Crown College
Duke University
East Carolina University
Elon College
Erskine College
Florida State University
Furman University
Garner Webb University
Hyles Anderson College
King College
Lee College
Liberty University
Meredith College
Middle Tennessee State University
Montreat College
Mt. Olive College
North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University
Mt. Olive College
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Pensacola Christian College
Piedmont Bible College
Purdue University
Regent University
San Diego State University
Southeastern Baptist Theological
Southern Wesleyan University
Tennessee Temple University
Texas A&M
Toccoa Falls Bible College
Tulane University
UNC-Asheville
UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC-Charlotte
UNC-Greensboro
UNC-Pembroke
UNC-Wilmington
US Air Force Academy
US Naval Academy
VMI   Virginia Military Institute
Wake Forest University
Wingate College