I want to go to Western Christian Academy because they give me information about the Lord and I like that and that is why my mom picked Western Christian Academy. I am loving it so far.
Charlotte, Fairfield, California
Western Christian Academy offers flexible program options for 3rd – 6th grades to fit your budget and level of parent involvement. This program is available in all 50 of the United States and globally.
Western Christian Academy offers four different learning program choices for 3rd -6thgrades. Parents are the primary instructors for three of the programs. The curriculum presents a Christian worldview where students gain a clear understanding of God’s creation, character building and learn to apply critical thinking. Students are guided through lessons at their own pace, which allows them to master concepts before moving to more challenging lessons.
Each unit of curriculum (booklet or online) includes systematic reviews to previously learned concepts and the integration of new concepts throughout all subjects for reinforcement. This allows students additional time to master new concepts; and it allows them to move quickly through lessons after they have mastered a concept. Each course combines reading lessons, assignments, occasional projects, review, and a final test. Mastery of all course studies, both online and in booklet format, require a minimum passing score before a student can advance to the next course of study.
Flexible Program Options
Parent As Teacher Booklet Program
Parents are the primary instructors for the Parent As Teacher Booklet. A Western Christian Academy Parent Advocate is readily available as needed. Each subject is made up of a set of 10 colorful booklets that are shipped to parents choosing the booklet or combination program. The booklet format includes writing assignments where students can practice handwriting skills. The parent supervises the student’s progress and grades daily work and practice assessments. The unit tests are sent to us on a quarterly basis for scoring and record keeping. Parents keep copies of the tests for their records. We track the student’s academic progress and send report cards each semester.
A booklet in each subject will take an average of three weeks to complete. Each booklet combines reading pages, exercises, occasional projects, unit review, and a unit test. Each booklet includes a systematic review of previous concepts for reinforcement. New concepts and skills are integrated throughout all subjects for reinforcement. A student will complete approximately 50 booklets during the school year, if using booklets for all subjects. The booklet curriculum program and many of the daily student procedures closely align with our online programs. This allows a student in this program to quickly and successfully assimilate into one of our online programs.
Parent As Teacher Online Program
Parents are the primary instructors for the Parent As Teacher Online Program by Ignitia, an award-wining learning system that presents a Christian worldview for 3rd-6th grade. Created to give a truly multi-dimensional interactive learning experience, these courses are infused with over 50,000 media enhancements, 3-D animation and cutting-edge multimedia including video clips, digital tutors, slide shows, animation, dynamic learning games, historical timelines, and hands-on exercises that bring learning to life. Packed with exciting content and dynamic elements, this learning system engages students and inspires academic achievement. The curriculum is written on the principle of “mastery learning.” This means that students truly master the content and skills of one unit before progressing to the next. The “mastery learning” approach ensures success by allowing each student to spend as much time as necessary in one subject before moving on to the next unit of work.
Students can complete schoolwork questions, activities and quizzes from any learning environment location with a broadband connection. A large portion of student work is automatically computer scored, saving parents time; and it guides a student’s thinking while the concept is fresh in their mind. To enhance student motivation, parents and students can view their grades online at any time. Parents and students have access to a built-in messaging system allowing the student and parent to communicate easily throughout the day. There are 10-units of work per subject, per year with approximately 60 lessons per subject (5-units each semester) with new concepts and skills integrated throughout all subjects for reinforcement. A Western Christian Academy Parent Advocate is readily available as needed to assist with implementing the program. Parents can seamlessly transition their student from this program into the Online With Teacher On-Call Program if additional support is needed.
Parent As Teacher Combination Program
Parents are the primary instructors for the Parent As Teacher Combination Program. This program utilizes a combination of the Parent As Teacher Booklet Program and the Parent As Teacher Online Program as described above. For example Math, Language, and Science courses are presented in an online format, while History, Geography and Bible courses are in a booklet format. The choice is flexible for students and parents. This combination format helps to transition your student from a paper-based curriculum to the benefits of an online curriculum.
Online With Teacher On-Call Program
Students are assigned Western Christian Academy online teachers with the Online With Teacher On-Call Program. This program can reduce parent involvement to the level that works best for the student. The parent plays a large role in providing an appropriate learning environment and daily schedule while your student has daily interaction with teachers to ensure subject mastery and academic success. Along with the built-in messaging center within the curriculum, one-on-one academic assistance is provided by telephone, Skype, online whiteboard, and other digital tools. Parents can direct their student to use a Western Christian Academy teacher for concept help, instruction and questions throughout the year, including extra academic assistance and tutoring. A Western Christian Academy Parent Advocate is readily available as needed to assist with implementing the program
Online With Teacher On-Call Program Value
The extra cost for the Online With Teacher On-Call Program versus the other three offered programs is a value because of the time and work it saves parents. It also offers the best track record for student success with the provided academic support. Western Christian Academy requires the Online With Teacher On Call Program for 8th-12th grade students. This structure prepares the student academically for today’s college and university courses.
3rd – 6th Grade Program Includes
Curriculum Samples –
The booklet curriculum samples shown below are for 3rd-6th grades. They include snippets of the booklet contact, objectives, and partial lessons for each grade.
The non-refundable family registration fee of $150.00 is due at the time of registration. Payment can be made online or by calling the office with your payment information. The first tuition payment is due two weeks before the student’s start date. Tuition is non-refundable after materials are received or curriculum is set up online.
* There is a substantial savings if the tuition is paid yearly