About Wesleyan

Quick Facts

Table of Contents

 Mission Statement    

 2014 Terra Nova Achievement Test Scores

 Vision

 Curriculum

 Location

 Spiritual Development, Community & Missions  Proj.

 Grades Offered

 Technology

 Admissions for 2013 - 2014 School Year  

 Facilities

 Enrollment

 Athletics

 Accreditation & Membership

 Extracurricular Activities

 Faculty Qualifications 

 Fine Arts

 Academic Excellence

 The Private Teaching Studios

 Class of 2014 Student Performance

 Annual Gift Giving

 2013 - 2014 High School SAT Scores

 Educational Philosophy





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
QUICK FACTS 2013 - 2014

MISSION STATEMENT

To partner with families by providing a biblically-based, college-preparatory education so that students will be equipped to serve Christ and influence the world.

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VISION

To know and live the truth

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LOCATION

Wesleyan is conveniently located between Winston-Salem and Greensboro, on NC Hwy. 68 in High Point, North Carolina.  Our campus is a 20-minute drive from downtown Greensboro and downtown Winston-Salem.  (Click here for MapQuest Directions)

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GRADES OFFERED

ADMISSIONS FOR THE 2013 - 2014 SCHOOL YEAR

ENROLLMENT

  • K-12 Academy: 1,005
  • Childcare: 280
  • Annual retention:  92% - 96%

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ACCREDITATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

Wesleyan Christian Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  The school holds membership in the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals, North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association. All teachers are licensed by the state of North Carolina and ACSI.

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FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS

  • 100% of our faculty holds dual certifications from the State of North Carolina and the Association of Christian Schools International.
  • 100% of our faculty and staff are required to be believers in Jesus Christ.
  • 14 years is the average teacher tenure at Wesleyan Christian Academy.
  • More than 50% of faculty members have earned advanced degrees.
  • More than 67% of teachers' assistants have earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Three faculty members have earned their doctorate, and one faculty member is finishing up his doctoral program. 

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

  • K-8 achievement test scores rank significantly higher than state and national averages.
  • Approximately 50% of Wesleyan students qualify for the DUKE TIP program by scoring above the 95% on standardized testing.
  • 29 individual honors courses and 11 Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered on-site at the high school level with the opportunity to enroll in additional AP courses online.  
  • 85% of our high school students were enrolled in at least one honors or AP course during the 2013-14 school year. 
  • The average Wesleyan Senior earns between 20-30 college credit hours prior to high school graduation.
  • The average Wesleyan Senior earns approximately $70,000.00 in collegiate scholarships. 
  • Wesleyan Seniors are admitted into 90% of the colleges they apply to. 

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CLASS OF 2014 STUDENT PERFORMANCE

  • Over the past five years, our graduating classes have earned $3.5 million to $4.5 million in merit-based collegescholarships.  This amount does not include financial aid that may be awarded to individual students.
  • 91% of our 2014 seniors were accepted to the college of their choice.
  • 95 seniors graduated with the class of 2014 and were accepted at the following colleges and universities:
Anderson University Houghton University Salem College 
Appalachian State University Hope College Seton Hall University
Asbury College   Southern Wesleyan University
Averett University Indiana Wesleyan University   
    Taylor University 
Barton College King University  The College of William and Mary
Baylor University   The King's College
Belmont Abbey University Lenoir-Rhyne Univeristy   
Bob Jones University Liberty University University of Alabama 
Brevard College Lynchburg College University of Colorado-Boulder
    University of Mississippi
Campbell University Maine Maritime Academy UNC - Chapel Hill
Clemson University Mars Hill College UNC - Charlotte
College of Charleston Meredith College UNC - Greensboro
  Messiah College UNC - Wilmington
Duke University Methodist University University of Notre Dame
  Middle Tennessee State Univ. University of Oregon
East Carolina University Milligan College University of South Carolina
Elon College Montreat College University of Tennessee
    University of Virginia
  New York University   
Ferrum College Northeastern University Vanderbilt University  
Furman University North Carolina A&T State Univ.  Virginia Tech
  North Carolina State Univ.   
Gardner-Webb University North Carolina Greenville Univ.  
Georgia Tech North Carolina Wesleyan Univ. Wake Forest University
Guilford College   Western Carolina University
  Palm Beach Atlantic University  Wingate University
Hampton University Pfeiffer University  
High Point University Presbyterian College  
     


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2014 HIGH SCHOOL SAT SCORES (Scholastic Aptitude Test) -GRADES 10-12

*Mean test scores for grades 10-12 from 2014:

Critical Reading – 553
Mathematics –551
Writing –563
Participation Rate – 96%
WCA Combined Average – 1667
Guilford County Combined Average – 1433
North Carolina Combined Average – 1479
USA Combined Average -- 1498

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2013 - 2014 TERRA NOVA TEST SCORES - GRADES K2-8 

*In 2012-2013, Wesleyan implemented a new standardized test, the TerraNova.  The chart below shows results for these last two years. 

STUDENT PERFORMANCE DATA – TERRA NOVA ACHIEVEMENT TEST

GRADES K2 - 8

 

2012-2013  TERRA NOVA

 

2013-2014 TERRA NOVA

Reading Percentiles

 

 

K2

87

89

1

89

90

2

83

95

3

80

92

4

81

88

5

84

93

6

77

89

7

74

82

8

79

91

 

 

 

    Language               Percentiles

 

 

K

90

80

1

90

74

2

82

90

3

80

89

4

81

92

5

89

92

6

82

95

7

81

84

8

80

94

Math Percentiles

 

 

K2

82

86

1

83

89

2

79

84

3

86

92

4

83

82

5

81

87

6

68

85

7

80

80

8

80

85

Total Battery

 

 

K2

96

96

1

94

95

2

91

92

3

85

91

4

86

86

5

87

87

6

87

90

7

84

84

8

91

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 CURRICULUM

ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM - (Click to view document)         

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM - (Click to view document)

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM - (Click to view document)

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SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

  • WCA encourages our students to take ownership of their faith and to be able to successfully defend the tenants of the Gospel
  • Students have been a part of mission trips all across the world to places such as, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Russia, Europe, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Haiti
  • Students are involved in local service projects with organizations such as, Special Olympics, Special Populations, the Pregnancy Care Center and The High Point Community Against Violence
  • Our goal is to enhance in the students the development of a Christian worldview and to assist in their spiritual formation

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TECHNOLOGY

  • All Elementary classrooms (K1-4) include a teacher’s computer, ceiling-mount projector, interactive white board, and an auditory phonic voice projection system.
  • The large majority of Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12) classrooms include a teacher’s computer, either a ceiling-mount projector and/or an interactive white board, and an auditory phonic voice projection system.
  • The Elementary computer lab (K1-4) offers 30 computers with a wide array of academic and creative software that supplements the students’ classroom learning in the areas of reading, math, spelling, and science. 
  • Students in grades 3-8 are taught keyboarding skills through an interactive software program.
  • The Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12) computer lab is equipped with 30 Apple Macintosh computers. Middle School students develop foundational skills in MS Office and continue to hone their keyboarding skills.  In addition, Middle School elective courses are offered in Adobe Photoshop Elements, Premeier Photoshop, SketchUp, and basic programming.
  • Our Enrichment Center is home to our third computer lab and serves our EC students.  Additional computer banks can be found in our Media Center and in several of the High School classrooms.
  • Wesleyan maintains different internet tools available to parents and students that include access to reference materials through our Media Center, student grades, homework assignments, attendance records, faculty communication, and cafeteria menus.
  • Our school calendar, athletic calendar, and fine arts calendar are available to parents for viewing and/or download.
  • Wesleyan Christian Academy understands the important role technology can play in assisting students with learning new material and concepts.  (Click here to read our full Technology Philosophy.)

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FACILITIES (Click Here to view campus photos)

  • A 26-acre campus with more than 210,000 square feet of instructional space
  • Performing Arts Center with a 750-seat auditorium
  • Enrichment Center for students with diagnosed learning differences
  • Newly renovated cafeteria featuring our new food service provider, Flik (Click here to learn more about Flik)
  • Three computer labs
  • Tennis courts, soccer field, two gymnasiums, and an indoor swimming pool
  • Weight room and physical therapy/athletic training room 

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ATHLETICS

  • Wesleyan offers 37 different boys’ and girls’ teams across 19 different sports at the Middle School, junior varsity, and varsity levels.
  • 24 team state championships
  • 21 team state finalist titles
  • 13 individual state championship titles
  • 19 individual state finalist titles
  • Over the years, 91 Wesleyan alumni have received athletic scholarships and/or played sports on the collegiate level.
  • Three Wesleyan alumni are currently playing professional sports.

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

ACSI Math Olympics French Club Musical - High School Production
ACSI Spelling Bee High IQ Bowl  National Honor Society
ACSI Science Fair High School Leadership Team      Pep Band
Astronomy Club High School Retreat  Photography Club
Bible Study Groups Homecoming  Praise Band
Chess Club Junior and Senior Beta Club  Recycling Club
Diakonos Club Junior/Senior Banquet  Red Cross Youth Club
8th Grade Spiritual Ldshp. Retreat Latin Club  Spanish Club
Elementary Musicals/Talent Shows Lego Robotics Club   Student Council
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Middle School Boys Chorus  Student Leadership Retreat
Fourth Grade Chorus Missions Fair  Student Government
5th Grade Mother/Daughter Tea Mission Trips  Elementary & Middle School Robotics  

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FINE ARTS

  • Wesleyan offers a comprehensive program in instrumental and vocal music, drama, dance, and the visual arts.
  • Students have performance opportunities in contemporary worship that include Praise Band Class and chapel performances.
  • More than 350 Wesleyan students participate in Middle School and High School Fine Arts each week.
  • Our Middle School and High School band and choral groups have won or placed in local, district, and national competitions.
  • Elementary, Middle, and High School students have won state and national visual arts contests.
  • Our Middle and High School performance groups won or placed in the Harris Teeter Jingle contest for three consecutive years.
  • Recent high school musical productions include: Singing in the Rain, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Music Man Jr.

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THE PRIVATE TEACHING STUDIOS AT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 

  • Studio opened in 2007 to provide private instruction in instrumental and vocal music
  • Wesleyan Dance provides private, college preparatory lessons for students ages PK through 12th grade
  • Studio employs 22 part-time professional teachers and provides 275+ private lessons per week (school and community)

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ANNUAL GIFT GIVING

Our Annual Gift Giving campaign  is intended to:

  • Honor the Lord
  • Provide opportunities for fellowship among students, parents, friends, and the staff of the academy
  • Increase the recognition of the academy within the Triad community
  • Raise financial support toward meeting educational enhancements for quality Christian education
  • Keeps tuition affordable

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EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

For education to be meaningful, it must be based upon truth. Wesleyan Christian Academy believes that all truth is God’s Truth, and His Truth is revealed through the Bible, which is infallible and is the standard for living a successful life. Only by recognizing God as the Creator, Designer, and Organizer of the universe can a proper understanding and mastery of facts and knowledge be possible.

Wesleyan Christian Academy believes that Christian education is a process in which teaching and learning are accomplished through developmentally appropriate activities by Christian teachers who encourage a high standard of academic excellence. We believe God’s Word is the highest authority and strive to bring all knowledge into a living relationship with His Truth.

Wesleyan Christian Academy functions in a complementary role with the Christian home to provide, within a traditional, educational setting, opportunities that integrate and nurture each student’s spiritual, academic, social, physical, and emotional development.

Wesleyan Christian Academy desires to produce individuals who will be productive and contributing members both in society and within the body of Christ, emanating a Christian worldview.

TO REVIEW THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC INIATIATIVES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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7/22/14