The Homeschool Advantage
Studies show that students who are homeschooled tend to have a higher attention span and greater learning retention. This is due to the smaller, less distracting class size. Students in The Whitaker Christian Academy will receive one on one instructional time that will help with their cognitive success. Each student will receive an individualized learning plan that is customized to their learning abilities and levels. This will be garnered through pre assessments of content. Students will work academically towards staying on track with their public school peers.
With Christ at the center of our curriculum, we will start our day with Him and end with Him.
Students will use the award winning Khan Academy as their primary source for education, along with tutoring apps such as Read Theory, Zearn, FirstinMath, and Scratch.
School Days are from 8:00 am to 3:05 pm Monday-Friday
07:30 Drop Off/Breakfast (Bring your own)
08:00 Morning Prayer and Devotion
11:35 Science I
12:05 Lunch (Bring your own)
01:05 Science II
01:10 Social Studies
03:05 School Day Completion
Testing & Technology
Our Standardized test is the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, which will be administered in the Spring of 2021.
Students In Grades 2nd - 4th
To complete their daily work, students will need to purchase a tablet through the academy or bring their own tablet with them to class.
Students In Grades 5th - 8th
To complete their daily work, grades 5th-8th will need to purchase a laptop through the academy or bring their own tablet with them to class.
Literacy is important to a child’s overall academic development. Literacy not only entails reading and writing, but it entails comprehension across the curriculum in Math, Language, Social Studies, and Science. WCA creates academic activities that emphasizes the practice of literacy in all content areas
Science is best learned through kinesthetic instruction. Students will learn scientific concepts where they will complete hands-on tasks and activities which create a world view mindset. Students will connect how science plays a role in our environment and how we live on a day to day basis.
Each grade level from 2nd through 8th learns writing where the student is able to apply this skill set in sentence structuring, paragraph writing, and story-telling. Students use writing to articulate thoughts while applying critical thinking skills as they demonstrate the proper use of American Standard English
Our world is ever-changing internationally. Students will learn how world geography interconnects with the way various cultures interact across the globe. Students will use technology to see simulations of geographical landscapes and how land has changed overtime.
With an emphasis placed on utilizing various mathematical applications, students are assessed where they are academically for scaffolding instruction. Students will take learned math skills and apply them to real-world scenarios.
Students will be introduced to various electives throughout the week. Emphases will be placed on art, public speaking, True biblical Hebrew History, Black History, and Biblical Concepts.