WCA December Newsletter

The Principal’s Corner
A Christmas Greeting to our WCA Family
The world is in chaos. From fires to a virus, to political unrest, and the polarization of people based upon their race, not much unlike it was in the time of the coming of our Savior. Solomon tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Therefore, we should not be surprised at the condition of our world, but this is not the Christmas message…The Christmas message is one of peace, goodwill, hope and redemption.

Western Christian Academy chooses to be a light on a hill and salt that flavors. We choose to fulfill our purpose that God has called us to, come what may. We choose hope, joy, and peace that comes from the greatness and goodness of our Savior. You do not have to be large to have a mighty impact. Jesus came as a baby…and the world has not been the same since.

Our prayer for all of you is that you CHOOSE JOY this Christmas Season and that a smile is on your face each time you say “Merry Christmas” to anyone. Choose to take time to read Luke 1:46-55 and rejoice over the entire Christmas story. Just as Mary was chosen, so are we, and we will glorify God for the gift of His Son, Immanuel, the one who save His people from their sins.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!!

Congratulations WCA August & September
2020 Graduates! Will You Be NEXT?


Kindergarten Graduates

Mila Avelar

Middle School Graduates

Randall Ackerson Jr.

Ian Janecek

Aaliyah Rodriguez

Elizabeth McCoy

High School Graduates

Caleb Christianson

Design your own class ring and other graduation items.

How About Rewarding Your Student/S With Some ‘School Swag’?
Check it out! Just click on Jostens.

WCA Graduate Parent’s Comments:

Lindsey Lanier is a WCA Graduate. Her favorite thing about Western Christian Academy was how her teachers were always willing to listen and help; it seems like they won’t quit working until they are sure that their students have mastered the subject in which they are working. The biggest lesson Western Christian Academy has taught Lindsey is to embrace a challenge, for they are just another opportunity to learn something new.

Lindsey’s greatest achievement was being able to maintain a 4.0 in her classes, she accredits this success to believing in herself and never underestimating the power of hard work. She plans on majoring in psychology and taking pre-med classes at West Texas A&M University. She hopes to become a psychiatrist to help others and to help break the stigma around mental health issues.

UPDATE: Currently Lindsey has received a full scholarship to Frank Phillips Community College where she is majoring in nursing. She works at Kern Memorial Hospital in Dalhart, Texas. Lindsay, we are so excited and happy to have been a part of what God is doing in and through your heart and life.

“There is no limit of what God can do through a heart and life that is totally yielded to Him.”

Lindsey refers back to this verse as a reminder that if she follows God through her journey she will be able to accomplish all of this and more, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all of your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Thank you Western Christian Academy!” Michael & Sharon H. (Parents)

WCA Kid’s Korner…

Are you needing to do CREDIT

Does your student need a flexible and affordable schedule?
It’s time to sign up for

Western Christian Academy

“See to it that NO ONE misses the grace of God.” Hebrews 12:15

It’s not too late! WCA is accredited by NCA CASI. Our curriculum offers all of your core subjects and electives, CTE, many of which are available as part-time courses, while at the same time, providing your student with excellent college and career preparation.

Please contact WCA to obtain a list of our A-G Courses for your student. WCA offers all of the core subjects, electives, CTE, as well as provides excellent career and college preparation!

For more information call: 800-868-5839.

Important Upcoming Events:

AUGUST 7th – Last day of Summer School

November 11th- Veteran’s Day –School Holiday – Observed- Thank a Veteran Today & Everyday!

November 26-27 – Thanksgiving – School Holiday – WCA OFFICE CLOSED

Why WCA For My Child Or My Children?

At Western Christian Academy, we have 37 years of experience empowering and equipping students so that they can become all that God wants them to be and all that they desire to become.

We believe that every student has unique God-given gifts and abilities and we help them by providing them with the tools which will enable them to become successful in every realm of their lives and in the world around them.

WCA offers your students a complete and all encompassing journey in education by providing them with the unique opportunity to grow with us from Pre-K through High School.

We recognize that education is about more than curriculum, it is about meeting our students and their families right where they are…TODAY!

Thank you for Choosing WCA as your trusted provider of excellence in Christian education.

We want to ensure that your student/s are prepared for their future in every way possible, Because We Care!

What WCA Students Are Saying…

“I would just like to thank all of my teachers. I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn and to do this! God has really blessed me! I want to thank you for all of your help! God bless you!”

S YODER 7th Grade WCA Student

“I want to go to [WCA] because it gives me more information about the Lord and I like that and that’s why my mom picked it and I’m loving it so far.”

C PATTON 4th Grade WCA Student

“I just wanted to thank you all for all the hard work you’ve done for not only me, but for the other students. I’m looking forward to going to college and cannot thank all of you enough for being there to help me along the way!

Meet the Staff Corner

Gina Markely

Support Staff

When I was three years old, my mother died of cancer. My grandmother came to live with us to help my dad take care of me. I heard and knew very little about God until some neighbors invited me to go to a vacation bible school at the church down the street. I listened as a man who made me laugh with his puppet, told me about Jesus. I responded to God’s offer of forgiveness and eternal life. The Holy Spirit came to live inside me and He has never left me.

I am married. My husband and I have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. God called my husband into full-time youth ministry after we were married. I served alongside him in youth ministry and later when he became the lead pastor.

Looking back, I can see how God has always watched over me. I want everyone to know how much God loves them.

I pray this verse for all our students: Psalm 71:17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.

Thank you for your interest in Western Christian Academy. As we come alongside parents, in the education of their children, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in providing an exceptional and personalized academic program. Providing the right educational program is paramount to helping your student maximize his/her academic potential.

Please review our website information. Feel free to use the Contact page to ask questions. You can also call us at 800-868-5839 between 7am-4pm PST.

Introducing WCA 2020 Students Naudia & Trinity Massie…

What 2019-2020 9th Grade Naudia Massie & 11th Grade Trinity Massie Are Saying About WCA…

My name is Trinity Massie and I am 17 years old. I live in Yacolt, WA. As far back as I can recall, horses have been a huge part of my life. When I look at one of my horses, I see God’s magnificent creation. Through them, I have become more in tune with myself, which has in turn, led me to learn more about Jesus.

Mounted Archery was love at first sight and is an exceedingly rare sport. With this incredible skill being forgotten, as a family, we felt the need to open our Horseback Mounted Archery Facility, which is now called Arrowhead Acres. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to practice consistently on our home range, while also being able to shoot alongside highly skilled mounted archers and instruct in this martial art. We have worked together this year and it has been deeply rewarding.

My sister and I have placed as the top two archers in the Junior Division for the U.S. I also earned my Kassai International Judgeship this Summer which is a lifetime responsibility, committing to the Discipline and Preservation of Horseback Mounted Archery for future generations. I am honored to carry on all that is required of me. I am the youngest Judge and the 3rd female internationally. Mounted Archery is an empowering sport, which has made a positive impact on my life. It has taught me quiet strength, determination, and most of all balance. I am extremely excited for the future of this primitive skill, for all who join.

I pray it becomes a widespread sport and I think many others like myself will benefit in their horsemanship as well.

I am so thankful that I am able to attend WCA. I strive to use the same concentration developed through Horseback Archery to hit my educational targets as well.


My name is Naudia Massie and I live in Yacolt, WA.

I am very thankful to be a part of Western Christian Academy. It is an amazing school!

I am blessed with many things in my life, my faith, my family, and many beautiful animals.

Arrowhead Acres is our home range for Horseback Mounted Archery. It is a gorgeous facility with all courses available for practicing and competing in Mounted Archery.

I am currently the youngest instructor and competitor in the U.S. I started shooting the Bow on horseback when I was 10 years old.

Through the primal skill of using the bow on my horse, I have learned greater focus, as well as the ability to react quickly.

My horses are my strength and together we must share incredible teamwork to hit our targets. Horseback Archery is the Queen of martial arts, and requires great confidence for both the horse and rider.

May God continue to keep America safe and strong.

All of us Volcano Ridge Mounted Archers are so Honored to offer our US Veterans…

” AMERICAS WARRIOR PROJECT”. We all are committed to preserving the Ancient Skill of Survival through Mounted Horseback Archery.

Send your US Veteran our way to join our life changing Program. The discipline and skill that will be shared by the Volcano Ridge Mounted Archers is incredible.



We are dedicated to sharing the education of Mounted Archery with the World.

Please Don’t Forget!


The Deadline to submit your entry to WCA is February 15th!

WCA will submit the Winning Entry to the state level and if you are the overall winning entry, your student and his/her teacher and parent or guardian will be invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 38th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony on May 19, 2021. Transportation and lodging will be provided.
The National winner will also receive a national award certificate and a professional print of their poster.
The Winning Poster becomes the property of the DOJ and will be displayed in the DOJ, congressional offices, and other locations as determined by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

So come on all of your WCA 5th Grade Students! Show us your Entry for this contest!
Please ensure that your entry is not folded or bent. Using a rolled package is the preferred method to mail it so that there is no damage to your entry.
Email your request for an application with contest details to: admissions@westernchristianacademy.com.

Please mail your entry with the application to:

Western Christian Academy

P.O. Box 306

Prather, CA 93651

Hear Ye Hear Ye

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As We Close Out The Old Year And Introduce The New Year 2021… WCA Is Introducing Our New And Exciting WCA STORE!
We have shirts, sweatshirts, cups, notebooks, caps, back packs and so much more! SCHOOL SWAG is a great way to help encourage and motivate your student/s.

Your students see their friends with school swag and probably long to have something that helps them identify with THEIR own school. Your students do not have to miss out on this fun way to share about their school.

Click on the button above and CHECK IT OUT!
More items will be added as we continue to expand.

Attention Juniors & Seniors!

Get A Jump On Your College Credits!

Dual Enrollment Is Now Available At WCA!

WCA students have the opportunity to be dual-enrolled in online coursework through Barclay College. Our Head Administrator, Jeff
Gillingham, earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Barclay College! You can also! EARN COLLEGE CREDIT NOW! Check
out the Available Courses by clicking below!