WCCA students in sixth through eighth grades are making memories that will last a lifetime. Through academics, sports programs, social activities, and spiritual emphasis, the Junior High Department's goal is to provide an environment for junior high students to grow and mature physically, develop a godly lifestyle, prepare for the rigors of high school, and provide a solid foundation for making choices and confronting the challenges of the future.
Junior High students enjoy a new sense of self, thanks to rotating class and teacher schedules, lockers, and electives. These electives provide a welcome break from the routine and provide opportunities for students to learn new skills or enhance existing hobbies through classes such as choir, art, money management, drama, yearbook, computers, and student council. Those opting for the student council elective must be elected by their peers, and they will have the opportunity to develop key leadership skills as they plan end-of-the-quarter parties, inspiring chapels, field trips, spirit week, and a variety of other activities.
Traditional recess becomes "morning break," complete with snack time privileges in the lunchroom, and afternoon P.E. classes include "dressing out" in the official WCCA P.E. uniform. Many more opportunities for physical education come in the form of intramural sports at the lunch break and numerous after-school team sports.
Our staff seeks to be an extension of the home as we help these pre-teens develop not only a personal responsibility for their schoolwork, but also their own Christian worldview as their faith truly becomes their own.