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Wilmington Christian Academy, as a ministry of Grace Baptist Church, exists to assist parents in teaching students to glorify Jesus Christ in the pursuit of spiritual, academic, physical, and social excellence.
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Elementary Faculty & Staff
Letter of Welcome
Rearing children in today’s society is certainly an awesome challenge. It has become increasingly difficult to transfer traditional values of God, country, and family to our children as society continues to send messages and images that contradict those hallowed principles.
By choosing Wilmington Christian Academy for your family’s educational needs, you have demonstrated a commitment to “training up your child in the way he (or she) should go.” You have indicated a willingness to sacrifice for the good of your family. You are setting a priority that shows your desire to rear a young future leader who cares about home, church, and education.
We take seriously the trust that you have placed in us. We commit to you to do our best in educating your child in a superior way: not just academically, but spiritually, emotionally, morally, and intellectually. Please pray with us as we assume this significant responsibility.
We also recognize that you, as parents, are the ultimate authority, as designed by God, in your homes. We will be praying for you as we recognize the role parents play in a well-rounded education for your children.
Finally, no education is complete without spiritual instruction. It is our hope that you are active in a strong, Bible-preaching church that supports the family. Without this important facet, any family’s effort at a complete education will fall short. If you do not have a church home, I hope you will consider visiting the sponsoring church of Wilmington Christian Academy. Grace Baptist Church remains committed to the values and principles found in God’s Word and their effect on our home, school, and lives.
May God bless you and your family in the year to come.
Cathy Dotson, Ed.D.
5-YEAR-OLD KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM
Five-year-old kindergarten is one of the most important years in a child’s education. During this time a child acquires the basic academic building
blocks for future success in life. Wilmington Christian Academy offers the strong foundation a child needs to be successful in the coming years.
Enrollment Age Requirements -
Children must turn 5 on or before August 31 to enter our kindergarten program.
Phonics, Reading, and Writing - While developing necessary foundational skills, the children are also learning the sounds of the alphabet as they sing the phonics songs and use the phonics charts. The students progress through the alphabet learning the primary sound of each letter and practicing a writing style that has proven effective with young writers.
Children are placed in reading groups by ability level to maximize their abilities. Each student completes activities to improve phonics, handwriting, composition, grammar and spelling skills. Accelerated Reader further promotes a love for reading through incentives.
Mathematics - Through the use of hands-on materials, the students learn the basic foundation of mathematics. Using the A Beka Math program, the students learn number recognition, number value, counting, sorting and classifying, spatial-relationships, time, money, fractions, the calendar, the months of the year, pictographs, addition and subtraction facts.
Bible - Bible truths and scripture memorization are taught daily. Once each week, the children meet for chapel.
Electives - Art, music, P.E., Spanish, library, and computer education are offered on a weekly basis.
Extras - These young students learn God’s plan for the child in the home, classroom, and community. American heritage and patriotism are emphasized. Seasonal earth, plant and animal changes are some of the units of study. These young learners get involved with many seasonal family activities. English skills are correlated with lessons for art, music and motor development. Musical skills and concepts, including songs, musical games and craft activities are also correlated with heritage studies and science themes.
Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through the elementary years, children are taught computer application skills through a curriculum-integrated program. Age-appropriate material introduces them to concepts, such as spread sheets, word processing, data base, graphics, web page design and much more. Our 25-station, internet active computer lab gives our students the tools needed to be computer literate. Classroom computers and interactive white boards provide daily opportunities for technological fun.
We are taking the focus away from the technology itself and placing it directly on the learning and teaching it facilitates. Students can now accomplish amazingly creative projects unfettered by the need for specialized tools. In their daily lessons, teachers can incorporate "field trips" to anywhere in the world. Students' curiosity and drive to understand new information does not have to be put on hold until the right reference books can be procured. A world of information is at their fingertips; and their teachers help them to access, analyze, and organize it.
SPECIAL DAYS & EVENTS
The After School Care Program is designed for working parents who need extended care for their children. The program is from 3:00-6:00 p.m. when school is in session. All-day care also is available from 6:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on some days when school is not in session. Students must be signed up for all-day care in advance.
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