"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence!"
- Vince Lombardi
Nowhere is this more evident than in the high school program at Wesleyan Christian Academy where our students strive for excellence academically, personally, and spiritually.
Your teen is in high school now and with that realization you're asking yourself some hard questions: Are they maximizing their potential? Are they ready for the challenges of college? Is their moral compass aligned with their spiritual compass? Are they prepared for what comes next? It’s a lot to navigate and we know that better than anyone. After all, more than 350 high schoolers walk the halls of Wesleyan every day.
Our high school program is designed to help students identify career and life goals, enhance personal development, and instill in them Christian values that they’ll carry to college, into their careers, and into their futures. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer.
To get the best feel of our program and all we have to offer, we encourage you to schedule an on-campus visit or attend one of our Admission Preview Days. Call us today at 336-884-3333.
We value each of our students, and recognize they are all unique and perfect in God’s image. At Wesleyan, students find success through the academic track that’s right for their individual interests and strengths.
We offer a highly competitive college preparatory curriculum, academics that include honors courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and online dual enrollment offerings through three different Christian universities.
We provide academic support to students diagnosed with mild to moderate learning disabilities through our Resource Classes or in our Enrichment Center. Whether your child needs an additional challenge or extra support, Wesleyan has academic programming to fit your child’s needs.
From academics to athletics to the performing arts, your student will find engaging activities that spark innovation, creativity, and a love of learning. In addition, your student will have ample opportunities for leadership roles, spiritual development, and travel experiences, including our international Missions Trips and European Explorations. Wesleyan graduates are well-rounded, grounded in their faith, prepared for college, and equipped to influence the world around them.
Each semester, high school students can choose from more than 20 electives that align with their interests and set them up for future success. Is your student interested in the performing arts? They can choose from band, chorus, drama, theatre technology, and more. Interested in media? Maybe they’d like to try digital media & design or work on the journalism or yearbook staff. Do they need to focus on something in particular, like SAT prep, study hall, or service learning? No matter their passion or calling, they’ll have the chance to explore, discover, and create.
One of our most defining characteristics of Wesleyan is our incredibly supportive faculty and staff. Not only are our teachers qualified and dedicated to their subject matter, they also look out for their students. They model Christian values for your student, reinforcing those same values you’re teaching and modeling at home. They go above and beyond to be sure students are on track academically, socially, and emotionally.
We are the Trojans with over 37 championship athletic teams across 13 sports -- baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling. WCA competes at the 4A level of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA). Our Fellowship of Christian Athletes student organization is one of our most popular on campus. WCA athletes do things “the Wesleyan way,” where they hold themselves to a high standard in representing Christ and our school on and off the field.
A Roadmap to Success
WCA students start working with our Director of College Counseling in the 8th grade. Through career assessments that gauge how their interests and strengths match up with career fields and possibilities, our college counselors then help determine which schools are the best fit. 90% of Wesleyan graduates are admitted into their college of choice.
Past graduates have gone on to attend…
- Appalachian State University
- Anderson University
- Clemson University
- College of William and Mary
- Duke University
- East Carolina University
- Johns Hopkins
- Liberty University
- NC State University
- The United States Military Academy at West Point
- The United States Naval Academy
- University of Maryland
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Notre Dame
- VA Tech
- Wake Forest University
Graduates annually earn between $4.5 and $6.5 million in merit-based, college scholarships.
Work hard. Play hard. Pray hard.
At Wesleyan Christian, we recognize that high school students are on the verge of putting everything they’re learning into practice. That means grades 9-12 are critical for both academic preparedness and instilling in them the strong spiritual foundation needed to navigate what’s ahead. We guide our students through this time by:
- Encouraging service and leadership. Our students recognize that leaders serve, and are encouraged to take on leadership roles through student organizations and to participate in community service through extracurriculars. Our high school leadership team is an elected student group that welcomes new students to campus.
- Leaning on Christ through chapel, dialogue, and prayer. Weekly chapel services offer a variety of Christian speakers, worship music, and student leaders. Spiritual life groups meet monthly to do life together, giving students a safe space to learn from each other and encourage each other. Biblical integration into the curriculum brings it all together for students.
- Respecting differences and different opinions. WCA’s culture is one of acceptance and understanding. We teach from a Christian perspective, modeling patience and healthy curiosity. Students know our classrooms and campus is a safe space for dialogue and spiritual guidance.
"We prepare each Wesleyan graduate for their beginning — our finish line is their starting line. Our job is to make sure they’re the best ninth grader, tenth grader, eleventh grader, and twelfth grader they can be. Our goal is to prepare them to change their world where they are"
- Tim Rickman, High School Principal, Wesleyan Christian Academy
A Safe & Supportive Environment
Environment matters, and students in high school crave a sense of community, safety, and security as much as younger children.
At WCA, infants through 12th grade are located all in one building, giving our community a sense of togetherness and interdependence. A lot of our high school students mentor our younger students, in academics and athletics, and our high schoolers strive to live up to the expectations of our younger students.
We keep our campus safe with a camera system, police pull-down call stations, visitor check-in policies, and a daily on-campus police presence. We regularly conduct safety drills so that we’re always prepared for an emergency, and we will always keep our parents in the loop. If an event happens on our campus, our parents will be notified.
We have two school nurses on staff for first aid care, medical consultations, wellness education for students and any on-campus health information coordination.
We also take digital safety seriously! Our students’ school-assigned email addresses have restricted access to only other Wesleyan email accounts and all of our students’ online activity is guarded with content filters and spyware.
See for Yourself
Schedule an on-campus visit or attend one of our Admission Preview Days. Call us today at 336-884-3333 and see first-hand why families choose Wesleyan Christian Academy.