Western Christian Academy Scholarship Fund

WCA Scholarship Fund

a fully accredited distance learning private school offering homeschooling you can trust.

We are a registered 501C3 and donations are tax deductible.

Purpose

Provide educational scholarships for K-12 students to attend Western Christian Academy who cannot afford a private education. The establishment of the WCA Scholarship Fund, based upon its funding, will allow for partial to full scholarships for any student wishing to attend Western Christian Academy on a full-time basis.
Distance learning with a

Christian Worldview

In a world that strives to suffocate the light, it is a joyful sight when we bring light back into the world through the minds and hearts of our children. A complete education trains the individual and is centered on biblical truth.

About Us

From the Founder:

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.

As the founder of Western Christian Academy, I am pleased to see the fruit of what God intended when He gave me this vision over 30 years ago. I have 45 years of expertise in the field of education, serving as teacher, principal, curriculum writer and editor, testing specialist, seminar speaker, and instructor for teacher training seminars. I have graduate training in learning disabilities and understand the importance of identifying learning styles and assigning appropriate curriculum to meet the needs of the student. I wholeheartedly embrace differentiated learning and appreciate the uniqueness of each learner.

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.

Clint Kneeland
Western Christian Academy Founder

Mission Statement

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

 

Christian Worldview

Every person has a worldview. A worldview, constructed by influences and experiences in life, provide a lens through which the world is viewed and processed. We all believe something, but “why” do we believe it?

The Christian Worldview is a Biblical worldview, whereby life is filtered. It determines how we interact with people by setting a standard of serving others (Romans 12-15; Galatians 5: 22-26; Luke 10: 25-37), and it is the integral part of all we do, and who we are, at Western Christian Academy (WCA). It provides purpose and an anchor in the process of fulfilling our mission. The Christian Worldview is interwoven into all of our curriculum at all grade levels. Therefore, learning at WCA is not just academic, but spiritual as well, developing the whole individual.

Individualized Instruction

This foundational principle of Western Christian Academy (WCA) sets us apart from the ideological theories of education and gets to the heart of education: developing life-long learners, one student at a time. We do not look at an entire class to determine what is best for that class. We look at the individuals of each class and think critically about how we can support that student right where they are, not where they should be. WCA has 4 courses of study for high school students: Basic, General, College Prep, and Honors. Therefore, any student can graduate from Western Christian Academy.

Students are given a Placement Test in Math and English upon entering. The results inform us of the capability of the student by identifying “learning gaps” in their academics. This is critical for Mathematics as it builds upon itself. Students are given curriculum at their functional level, which may or may not be at their academic level. This does not mean students are held back, but allows students to build confidence through individualized instruction as they strive to master their learning gaps, which helps to accelerate their learning. High School students are still earning credit towards graduation, even though they may have a course that is below a high school level.

The Individualized Instruction Pillar of WCA has been a sustaining pillar for over 30 years. It has proven itself repeatedly through the lives of our students and families.

Affordability

The vision behind this pillar of Western Christian Academy (WCA) was to provide an affordable private school education for those families that desired to attend a private school, but could not afford it. For over 30 years, this core value has been nonnegotiable with WCA administration.

Budgets can be tight for many families. This is just one reason why WCA believes in consistency when it comes to tuition. Our goal is to maintain the tuition costs consistently for a minimum of 2 years, thereby helping families to plan ahead for their students education.

Methodology

“How do children learn?” The answer to this question can open the door of success for your child. Recent studies indicate that children:

  • Have different learning styles and learn at different rates
  • Were created with varying talents and academic potential
  • Must master specific development skills
  • Learn best through a focus/mastery learning approach
  • Increase mastery and retention through repetition and review
  • Differ greatly in their abilities to learn through auditory, visual, and kinesthetic/tactile stimuli

Western Christian Academy uses distinctive, individualized, multi-media software from grades 3-12 that specifically addresses their learning style.

  • Since children learn with varying learning styles, at different rates, Western Christian Academy provides placement assessments and designs a personalized educational plan for your child.
  • Placement testing reveals the developmental skill levels attained. Specific skills are prerequisite to “learning to read,” such as sequencing, left-right coordination, color and shape recognition, and auditory and visual discrimination.
  • Children process information differently in varying stages of physical and cognitive development. Our curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and logical thinking to better prepare the students for college and success in life.
  • Children gain mastery and understanding of academic concepts through different modalities. Some children are strong visual learners, but others learn best through auditory processing. Others are hands-on/tactile learners.
  • Western Christian Academy provides curriculum that best meets all learning styles.
Custom course work

INDIVIDUALIZED

Everyone learns at different rates of speed depending on the subject or concept. Our curriculum guides the student through the lessons at their own pace, which gives them the chance to master concepts at their ability before moving on to more challenging lessons.

Statement of Faith

It is the mission of WEST COAST EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC./Western Christian Academy to be a Christ-centered ministry dedicated to assist the church and families through Biblical education to become a godly influence in the world.

WEST COAST EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, INC./Western Christian Academy adheres to the historical truths of biblical orthodoxy and identifies our Statement of Faith as our foundation.

  • We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.
  • We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in an unbeliever and indwells believers, enabling them to live godly lives.
  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin, was alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in Christ alone for salvation which was made possible by His death and resurrection, can that alienation be removed.
  • Since man is made in the image of God, defending and supporting the sanctity of human life, beginning at conception, is imperative. (Psalm 139)
  • God calls His children to the ongoing process of godliness, understanding that through God’s power we have the resources to make and keep Spirit-led, biblically-based decisions.
  • We believe the Bible teaches that marriage is between one man and one woman. (Genesis 2: 18-25)
  • We believe God created each person wonderfully and immutably male and female. These two distinct, yet complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Therefore, the rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
  • We believe that all men are created equal and have a responsibility to both God and Man (Micah 6:8). This equality and responsibility is accomplished through Christ, who is the transforming agent to the sinfulness of mankind, which separates man from man and man from God. In Christ, mankind is one and Christ is all and in all (Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11). Therefore, race and ethnicity have no bearing to the stakeholders of Western Christian Academy. All students have an equal opportunity to learn if they so choose.
Financially Flexible

AFFORDABLE

We have programs designed to fit every parent’s need. You have the option of having a teacher on call for your student, or if you wish do without. Register today to save a seat! We have custom options with our year round enrollment.

Testimonials

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
WCA Student
Thank you so much for your time and help! I have nothing but amazing things to say about your program and everyone who works with Western Christian Academy! I recommend it to anyone looking for an on-line education. You provide a top notch education and tremendous support at an affordable price. Thank you again! God Bless!
Shanna
WCA Parent
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!
D BRown
WCA Student
Please extend our appreciation to the entire staff for always being there for us, we are very thankful and feel blessed to have had the support and encouragement that was given.
R McDowell
WCA Parent
We love this school already. Great school wish I would of found it sooner for my child. The communication is great! Thanks so much!
WCA Parent
Everyone communicates very promptly
WCA Parent
Lindy guides what I need to do on every step and it’s very supportive to have someone who is in my back.
WCA Parent
Every time I have needed help WCA staff has been great and answered all of my questions
WCA Parent
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
WCA Student
I am so blessed and glad I had you, [Mr. Penberthy], as a teacher. I could not have done it with out you or your hard work. You truly are an amazing teacher. I appreciate you getting back to me or grading for me in record time that was so helpful. You are the best.
H Thompson
WCA Student
I cannot say enough amazing things about you and this school. It’s so wonderful to know that Gage is getting an amazing education, loves his work, and loves learning more and more as times goes on. And for me as a single mom, raising him and along with his health issues, this school truly has been a gift from God and I am beyond thankful and know that we are very blessed.
WCA Parent

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Grades K-12

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NCA CASI

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Our online curriculum is recognized as a Certified Autism Resource by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Established to set industry standards and reach those who are affected by cognitive disorders, the IBCCES works in conjunction with The Autism Society to make sure that individuals with autism get the education they deserve.

National Association of Private Schools is dedicated to recognizing and improving the character and educational quality of private Christian schools. NAPS is a non-profit educational corporation, which provides educational assistance and accreditation for church schools, private Christian schools, and Christian home school academies, Pre-K through 12th grade, with credible traditional education programs.