WCA October Newsletter

Western Christian Academy…is dedicated to assisting families, by providing quality academic programs, from a Christian worldview, through individualized instruction

The teachers and staff are here to encourage you and assist you throughout this amazing adventure in education. Don’t forget that your BEST support is prayer and the Word of God. Remember to ask for guidance, wisdom, patience, insight and whatever you need each day.

From the Principal…

Thank you for being a part of what makes your school great. We are striving to build a community in education that supports and facilitates the many needs of families around the world. Therefore, we want to share with you some of the statistics/feedback from families and graduates.



80% choose WCA for ACCREDITATION

80% choose WCA for FLEXIBILITY

74% say they are Very Satisfied with WCA’s communication.


4.2 out of 5.0 in comparison to other schools.

93% of graduates say they feel prepared and equipped for college.

85% of graduates state that WCA has fulfilled their mission.

We live in a crazy world that is seeking answers to many of life’s questions. Ultimately, we desire Hope. Hope in a better future, family security, relationships, schools, government, and the list goes on. We believe that WCA is helping to provide hope to families and individuals through a biblically-based curriculum that is supported by teachers and staff. We are here for you.

-Mr. Gillingham

School Calendar of Events / October 2019

OCTOBER 28th – End of 1st Quarter. Send in tests and logs please.

NOVEMBER 3rd – Daylight Savings Time Ends

ATTENTION: Dual Enrollment Now Available at WCA!

WCA September Graduates!

High School: Vincent DeBonis

Middle School: Eli Hinger

Kindergarten: Elsey Hardy, Shelby Hardy

Meet the Staff Corner

Lindy Fink: Parent-Teacher Advocate

I have been married to my husband for over 28 years and we have been homeschooling our 6 children for the past 17 years. Our 4 oldest children have graduated and all g

one on to college. We still have 2 at home in 8th and 11th grades. My husband is a Pastor. Our oldest 3 children are married and we have a 2-year-old granddaughter.

Homeschooling my children has not always been easy, but it has always been the

direction that God moved our family. Through my years of homeschooling, I have tried many

different curriculums and approaches. My prayer is that I can be a great support and resource for each of you as you travel along your homeschool journey with your own children.

I know that God places each person on a different path; by faith, we are just to follow Him and His leading. Prayerfully, I can partner alongside each of you as needed to help complement what God has already been doing in your family.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns you may have along the way. My role is to come alongside you, encourage you, be a resource to you, and pray for you. Western Christian Academy is here to partner with you. Please let us know how we can support you or pray for you.

My office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8am to 4pm PST.


Find where your child’s strengths are.

Our testing helps structure their learning programs.




Download the NEW Western Christianity Academy Mobile App

Our WCA app allows students, families and staff access to important school information. From your smartphone or tablet, visit Google Play or the App Store. Search for “Western Christian Academy” and install the app.

Check us out at: https://westernchristianacademy.com/try-mobile-app/

Introducing Students of the Month: The Gilly Girls

WCA 9th-Grade Students, Twins, Savannah & Morgan Gillingham & 7th-Grade Students, Twins, Jillian & Hailey Gillingham.

The Gilly Girls are 2 sets of twins, who live on their grandfather’s ranch in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. They play Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, Old Time Country Music and String Band Music. They have been playing stringed instruments since 2014 and already have produced 3 CD’s. They are poised and professional with a very genuine love for music, that will melt your heart.

Savannah says that music is her refuge and she spends most of her leisure time listening to and playing music. She also loves to bake in her free time. She plays the mandolin, fiddle, and violin.

Morgan is her twin says that she loves to read mystery and adventure books, writing and the simple things of life in her spare time. Morgan plays the stand up bass guitar, piano, mandolin, and ukulele. She says that music is half of her heart….at least.

Jillian is a born leader, witty and charming. She enjoys writing letters to her friends and to not being tied down to a traditional school schedule. She plays mandolin, piano and banjo. She says that music is the best way for her to communicate her joy.

Hailey is Jillian’s twin. Courageous, strong and athletic, she enjoys playing with their 2 cats and 1 dog and exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of the family ranch. She plays the guitar, mandolin and piano. She also loves to make her sisters laugh.

Savannah, Morgan, Jillian and Hailey all enjoy the wonderful benefit of not being tied down to a traditional school schedule. They all agreed that they love the FREE TIME it gives them to explore and expand their music and to enjoy their many hobbies.

They also like the fact that they personally know most of their teachers . Their father is Jeff Gillingham, who is the Head Administrator/Principal of WCA. Their grandfather, Dr. Clint Kneeland is the founder of WCA.