Weekly chapel is designed to give students an opportunity to examine biblical principles and Christian character in a practical and culturally sensitive manner. The chapel structure consists of an hour-long program commencing with student-led prayer, school pledges and praise & worship.
WCA hosts a variety of chapel speakers such as national youth leaders, world missionaries, local government leaders and WCA faculty members. The invited speakers have a desire to present their Christian values based on full-time ministry life, secular careers, and personal experience. Topics are presented from a Christian perspective while challenging the students to make practical biblical application to their personal lives. During chapel, students are encouraged to share their gifts through music, interpretive dance, drama, public speaking, and personal testimonies.
The Upper School hosts Spiritual Emphasis Week each Spring. It consists of a week-long chapel program with daily, morning and afternoon activities focused on Scripture, Worship, Christian character, and practical application of the same. Various activities include community service projects, movies and field trips. Activities are designed to challenge the students to “Prove what the will of God is; that which is good, and acceptable, and perfect." (Romans 12:1-2)
It is the goal of the WCA staff to mentor and disciple students to grow in their defense of the Gospel message, be prepared to make difficult life decisions and positively impact this ever-challenging world for Christ. To God be the glory . . .
The Student Government is dedicated to reflecting Christian Character as they serve the students, faculty and staff of WCA. Student Government officers participate in planning social events and fundraising opportunities for both the school and local community such as: the annual back-to-school retreat, Homecoming, Prom, and Breast Cancer fundraising. The Student Government works collectively with the students and faculty to ensure that the students' wants, needs and opinions are heard, while upholding the standards of WCA.
WCA provides tutoring on an as-needed basis for all grade levels. The Academy staff strives to ensure that students who may need additional support receive the tools needed to be successful in school and life. Recommendations may be obtained from the students' individual teachers.
Teachers provide activities and assignments that are geared towards students' individual needs. Teachers formulate activities and assignments that support individualized learning plans which may include reading comprehension, study skills, specific subject focus, and homework assistance.
Tutoring is also an opportunity for High School students to earn community service hours. In addition to providing homework assistance, student tutors help with reading, math, science, and language. The following testimonies provide a glimpse of these challenging yet rewarding student tutoring experiences.
"I became a student tutor because of my passion for people, but especially my passion for working with children. I was given the opportunity because of my devotion to education. Tutoring forces me to remember the information that I was once taught. However, the best part about tutoring is that it allows me the freedom to turn that same knowledge into a fun and innovative way to learn."
~ Allegra Brown, Student Body President
"Being a student tutor has proven to be challenging, especially when thinking of creative ways to reinforce information. In spite of the challenges, this experience has proven to be exciting and rewarding. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be able to minister in this way to the younger students."
~ Sydney Thomas, 9th Grade Student
The WCA Fine Arts Department offers piano lessons to students who are interested in beginning or enhancing their piano skills.
Students are divided into groups based on experience and grade level. Lessons are held once a week for a half–hour in the WCA Messiah Music Hall. Participants should have access to a piano and are encouraged to practice for 15 minutes a day on their own.
For more information, please contact Minister Stefan Bailey at 301.955.1160
Girl Scouts have been empowering girls for over 90 years. “Girls discover friendships, mature in their values, increase in sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.” Visit the Girl Scouts web site
WCA will be partnering with the Woodstream Church Girl Scout Troop. Meetings will take place on the First and Third Fridays from September - June, 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
If you would like more information, please contact Woodstream Church at 301.955.1142.
WCA offers a variety of after school clubs and enrichment activities based on student interests.
Students who have shown additional interest in subject areas are given the oppportunity to expand their practical understanding and skills, including:
ACSI Sponsored Events & Competitions: