School Profile

Wilmington Christian Academy is a private, non-denominational, coeducational Christian school including four divisions: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, and High School.


Founded: 1969

Location: WCA is located in a suburban area of Wilmington, NC. Approximately 300,000 people reside in the greater Wilmington area. WCA is the largest private school in Southeastern NC.

16' - 17' Enrollment

Total Students 820

Ethic Diversity:

Caucasian - 89%   African American - 4%    Asian - 2%   Hispanic - 2%    Other - 3%

ACT Composite Average Scores:        

Average:     2012-2016 – 21.6

School Year:

180 days of instruction divided into 9-week quarters


GPA Grade Scale / Calculation

Grade Scale

A+    98 - 100

A  93-97

A-    90-92

B+    87-89

B  83-86

B-    80-82

C+    77-79

C 73-76

C-    70-72

D+    67-69

D 63-66

D-    60-62

F  0-59

Governing Agency: North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education

Affiliations: North Carolina Christian School Association & American Association of Christian Schools

Accreditation: 

  • North Carolina Christian School Association
  • North American Christian School Accrediting Agency
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Council for Private School Accreditation

Adminstration & Faculty: 62  

Average Class Size:

High School - 20     |    Middle School – 23   |     Elementary – 24

Assessments:

  • Iowa Achievement tests administered yearly to grades K5 through 12
  • PSAT/NMSQT administered to sophomores and juniors
  • ACT with writing administered to all juniors
  • WCA is an ACT national test site (school code #344-352)
  • SAT available to all high school students

High School Programs:

General: Fulfills high school graduation requirements.

College Prep: Course requirements meet and exceed the University of North Carolina system entrance requirements.

Honors: Requires students to complete all the requirements for the college prep program plus a third year of foreign language, a fourth year of science and obtain a final grade point average of 3.67 or higher.

Resource: Individually designed to address learning disabilities.

College Acceptance:

98% of graduates pursue post-secondary education.  WCA graduates have successfully gained acceptance into major public and private colleges throughout the United States. Graduates frequently secure college scholarships for athletic and academic achievement.  Alumni have successfully completed advanced degrees in many fields such as ministry, medicine, law, business, education, journalism, law enforcement, technology, engineering and the military. Click here for a list of colleges that have accepted WCA alumni.

Extracurricular:

American Christian Honor Society; Beta Club; Elementary National Honor Society; Eagles Club; Student Council; Trail Life, intramural and interscholastic sports; fine arts programs; clubs; foreign travel opportunities; required community service activities