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Wilmington Christian School is on the leading edge of innovative education through our Homeschool Partnership Program and our Online Academy
Given the reality of the “Gutenberg to Google Revolution,” rigid formats and structures for learning do not always work for today’s students. WCS’s approach to education is nimble enough to oﬀer customized learning options and yet stable enough to have earned the trust of dozens of families who leverage our Homeschool Partnership Program and Online Academy to meet their unique needs
Wilmington Christian School oﬀers classes for homeschool students from grades 6-12, with flexible options to meet the needs of homeschooling families. In addition to being able to take a maximum of three seated classes, homeschool students can take an unlimited num- ber of online courses through WCS’s Online Academy
W I L M I N G T O N C H R I S T I A N S C H O O L Homeschool Partnership GuidelinesStudents may take a maximum of three credits/courses (whichever is greater)with WCS under the program; to graduate with a WCS diploma there mustbe a minimum of eight WCS credits during high school as well as thecompletion of 40 service hours. To receive a diploma, homeschool studentsoperate under the WCS ID number
According to Delaware Independent Athletic Association (DIAA)requirements, students must be enrolled in a course during the season(s) inwhich they participate. Students playing a sport must be fulltime (5 coursesbetween WCS and homeschool) during any semester they are playing a sportand must be enrolled in a minimum of two on-campus courses per year (oneof which must be a core course)
Students taking multiple classes with WCS may have a gap between classperiods. Students may attend a maximum of two study halls at WCS per day
Transportation must be arranged so that students arrive at the beginning ofthe first class period and picked up at the conclusion of their last classperiod/study hall. Students must follow sign in/sign out procedures
Transferring students are on a trial for one marking period and may continuewith the program if they are maintaining a 2.0 or higher GPA and followingthe standards in the student code of conduct
Upon acceptance into the WCS Homeschool program, parents/guardiansmust provide a transcript at the conclusion of each semester complete withcourses, credits, and grades for classes taken outside of WCS. Families will berequired to complete a scope and sequence for classes taken outside of WCS,according to WCS specifications. (WCS to provide template.)Families will be required to meet annually with the homeschool guidancecounselor to determine eligibility for program and ensure graduationrequirements are being met
Tuition and fees must be paid directly to WCS in one or two installments:(1) Balance in full prior to the start of school or (2) Two payments in equalinstallments paid before September 1st and January 15th. Part-time studentsare not eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program or other school-sponsoredscholarships
I am new to homeschooling
Where do I begin? Visit Delaware’s Department sibilities, maintains academic records, 1 of Education website. provides accountability, and oﬀers support to homeschool familiesDelaware provides general information enrolled in OCTAI. http://www
about opening a Delaware homeschool octaihomeschool.comat https://www.doe.k12.de.us/Page/3460 . (The requirements are diﬀerentfor families residing in PA, MD, or NJ; 4 Choose your curriculum
be sure to reference the informtion There is a plethora of curriculumthrough your specific state’s Depart- options available, ranging fromment of Education.) You must have a classically-based, Biblically-based,homeschool number to participate in STEM driven, history/literature heavy,the WCS Homeschool Partnership and more. The options are seeminglyprogram. endless, in addition to online programs and classes. Homeschool Partnership Consider joining the students at WCS may take up to three 2 Home School Legal Defense on-campus credits per year. What Association (HSLDA). curriculum will you use to supplement these classes? Here is where an um-This is a great resource for all levels of brella school can oﬀer advice; a parenthomeschooling families and provides: or guardian must provide a curriculuminformation to help families get started; plan for courses taken outside of WCS
a breakdown of what is expected foreach state and for each grade level; and Apply for the WCS Homeschoollegal counsel if ever needed. 5 Partnership Program
https://hslda.org/ The application may be found at https://www.wilmingtonchristian.org/ 3 Consider joining an umbrella school. application-for-homeschool- partnership-program.html Please keepSome homeschoolers opt to join an in mind that the enrollment deadlineumbrella school, especially when they for homeschool students is August 1stare new to homeschooling. An umbrella prior to each academic year. Allschool serves to oversee homeschooling application materials must be providedfamilies, helping them to meet the state in advance of the deadline in order forrequirements and providing counsel and students to start classes in September
direction. One local umbrella school is Mid-year transfers are not accepted
Old Capital Trail Academy, Inc
(OCTAI). OCTAI fulfills legal respon- H O M E S C H O O L P A R T N E R S H I P P R O G R A M Currently homeschooling? 1 Apply for the WCS Homeschool Partnership Program
The application may be found at https://www.wilmingtonchristian.org/application-for-homeschool-partnership-program.html Please keep in mind that the enrollmentdeadline for homeschool students is August 1st prior to each academic year. Allapplication materials must be provided in advance of the deadline in order forstudents to start classes in September. Mid-year transfers are not accepted
2 Please provide a transcript at the time of application
Desiring to switch from a traditional classroom schedule to the Homeschool Partnership Program (Grades 6-11)?If your family has not homeschooled in the past, please refer to the “I am new tohomeschooling” section of this brochure. The Homeschool Partnership Program isopen to rising 6th-11th grade students
Traditional students applying for transfer to the Homeschool Partnership Programmust: 1 Be considered in good standing and have had no disciplinary action within the last 90 days of enrollment (no detentions and/or suspensions)
2 Hold an unweighted GPA of 2.75, with no classes under a C-
3 Provide a letter of recommendation from a current teacher
HOMESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP Tuition and Fees Middle High School SchoolCore Class (meets 5x/week) $500 $800Core Class with Lab (Science and Advanced Math) $650 $950Elective Class (meets for one semester or fewer $300 $500than 5x/week, Tech.Ed., Art)Student Fee: This fee is consistent for all WCS students $650 $750and includes field trips, overnight trips or high schoolretreat, varsity sports jacket, yearbook, and more
Activity Fee: Participation in the Co-curricular Program $150 $150including Sports and/or Physical fitness class, Music,Drama, and any other school activities. Fee is waivedfor Diploma Track students
WCS Diploma Track (if applicable): $500Includes testing, transcript services, college prep supportGraduation Fee (if applicable): $55Includes diploma and graduation regalia Questions? Please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected]
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Wilmington Christian Academy represents a partnership among the students, parents, faculty, administration, and staff. These partners are united in their commitment to the common objectives outlined in the Mission Statement.
Several homeschooling families in Wilmington, NC, some with over 20 years of homeschooling experience, began praying about offering a local program where other homeschooling parents would have the opportunity to outsource specific classes to qualified teachers.
Wilmington Christian Academy... If you haven't already, we invite you to make an appointment to schedule a tour of our campus. You may also call admissions at (937) 283-6683 for an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your student.
Group Activities—Group activities are available throughout the year for children of all ages. This includes field trips, beach days, service opportunities, formal dances, and more! Enjoy a full year of membership benefits and connect with a local Wilmington, NC homeschool community.