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WCA Parental Agreement

Building tomorrow’s leaders with a Christian worldview

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

The purpose of this agreement is to provide a mutual understanding of the goals and responsibilities of Western Christian Academy and our families, by defining the relationship with each other.

As the parent or guardian of a student enrolling with Western Christian Academy, I understand and agree to the following:

I and my student(s) will read and abide by the policies and procedures of the WCA Parent and Student Handbook.

  • I and my student(s) will read and abide by the policies and procedures of the WCA Parent and Student Handbook.
  • I will provide adult supervision for my student during school hours and any time my student is working on his/her courses.
  • I am responsible to meet all applicable local and state homeschool laws and requirements.
  • I understand that Western Christian Academy is fully accredited through AdvancED (NCACASI). The voluntary accreditation process verifies that the Academy’s program meets or exceeds essential standards of educational quality. However, it does not guarantee the acceptance of credits since each state or institution creates its own policies of credit transfer. Some schools or colleges may require additional validation of academic achievement.
  • I am the primary educator who will guide, teach, and motivate my student to follow and complete the course of study assigned, with the freedom to creatively enrich the basic studies with additional projects, field trips, and lab work.
  • I recognize that it is impossible for WCA to restrict access to all controversial materials. I will not hold WCA or its employees responsible for materials acquired on the internet. Furthermore, I accept full responsibility for supervision of the internet since my child’s computer use is not in a typical school setting.
  • I am responsible for the training of my child/children, and will not hold Western Christian Academy responsible for any lack of academic achievement or progress. Therefore, the lack of communication or academic progress may result in withdrawal.
  • I will check my email a minimum of twice weekly for WCA communications. Please add the following emails to your address book or contact list so important communications are not blocked or delivered to spam:

wca@westernchristianacademy.com

admissions@westernchristianacademy.com

 

  • I am responsible to be sure that the work my student submits to WCA is solely his or her work. I understand that copying other people’s work (Plagiarism) is stealing. My student will complete tests and quizzes independent of any other resources (i.e., answer keys, lesson text, coaching, outside resources, etc.).
  • I will provide 180 days of instruction within a calendar year.
  • I will notify WCA immediately if we have a change of address, email, or credit card information.

 

As the parent or guardian of a student using the Booklet program, I understand and agree to the following:

 

  • I will check my student’s work daily to make sure he/she is making progress.
  • The completed and graded Horizons test (1st – 2nd grades) and Lifepac tests (1st – 6th grades) are to be sent in as completed.
  • Students are expected to finish one booklet per subject approximately every 3-4 weeks.
  • Lessons and Self tests require scores of 80% or above. Lifepac tests are taken one time each, but if the first test score is under 80%, the Alternate Test in the Teacher’s Guide is assigned. If both tests are taken, the higher of the two test scores is recorded. The minimum score that can be recorded for a test is 65%. If both test scores are below 65%, the entire booklet is reassigned.
  • Booklets that require repeating due to a low test score will have an additional cost.
  • All shipments must be opened and checked immediately upon receipt. WCA is not responsible to replace missing items after 10 days from the invoice date.
  • Items returned which are damaged in shipping or showing signs of handling will not be accepted for return or credit.

 

As the parent or guardian of a student using the Online program, I understand and agree to the following:

 

  • I will check my student’s work daily to make sure he/she is making progress.
  • Students are expected to finish one unit per subject approximately every 3-4 weeks.
  • I will not allow my student(s) to access my username or password. This will encourage academic integrity.
  • I understand that if I am on the Parent/Teacher program, and my student is found to be cheating or short-cutting, he/she may be required to go on Teacher Assistance or Teacher On Call. This means that tuition costs may go up and I will lose access to my username and password. No exceptions.
  • Lessons and quizzes require scores of 80% or above. Tests are taken one time each, but if the first test score is under 80%, the Alternate Test is assigned. If both tests are taken, the higher of the two test scores is recorded. The minimum score that can be recorded for a test is 65%. If both test scores are below 65%, the entire unit is reassigned.
  • Students are required to complete one project per unit. When a project has been chosen in a unit, the other projects may be skipped. Foreign language requires two projects per unit, one written and one oral. Projects are to be completed by the end of each unit.
  • I am responsible to purchase any supplies or equipment necessary for my student’s projects.

 

 

Please read the following information carefully!

 

  • WCA’s curriculum is written from a Bible-centered, Christian worldview, in accordance with the academy’s Statement of Faith.
  • Students have up to 12 months to complete a year of curriculum or 6 months for a semester.
  • A $25 processing fee is assessed for a non-sufficient-funds check, credit or debit card declined, or a stop-payment.
  • A $20 late charge is assessed if payment is not received within 15 days of the payment due date.
  • Another registration fee of $150 is required if the Student Update Form is not turned in before the student’s 12-month deadline.
  • No refunds are given for registration and testing fees. The registration fee covers all students who are in the same family and are enrolled at the same time.

Refunds due to withdrawal are as follows:

Withdrawal before curriculum sent: 100%

Withdrawal within 1-10 days of shipment or online setup: 50%

Withdrawal during 1st semester requires payment of 3-5 month’s tuition’

Withdrawal during 2nd semester requires payment of 6-10 month’s tuition.

Withdrawal by WCA: No refund

 

  • Grades will be reported as “Incomplete” for outstanding balances, even if the academic work is complete.
  • Notice of withdrawal is to be made by email.

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