OUR WCA PROGRAMS


High school Transition Program

Seven WCA graduating classes have transitioned from high school to college or the work place. There are several things in place to help this transition to be a smooth one for many students. There is a dual enrollment program that allows some students to do high school and college credits at the same time. We are proud of so many our students who have successfully transitioned from WCA to college or vocational school.

However, there is a group of students that don’t consider conventional college or careers an option. These students need life skills and job skills training. This is where our brainstorming began. How can we continue to make a difference in our student’s lives after they leave high school? How can we make this transition easier and more successful?

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High school Transition Program

Seven WCA graduating classes have transitioned from high school to college or the work place. There are several things in place to help this transition to be a smooth one for many students. There is a dual enrollment program that allows some students to do high school and college credits at the same time. We are proud of so many our students who have successfully transitioned from WCA to college or vocational school.

However, there is a group of students that don’t consider conventional college or careers an option. These students need life skills and job skills training. This is where our brainstorming began. How can we continue to make a difference in our student’s lives after they leave high school? How can we make this transition easier and more successful?

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For more information on the Swanky Swine,
including how we came up with that name visit Name History
Visit the Swanky Swine website – www.swankyswine.com


Swanky Swine

In 2012 we started a program in response to these questions. We created a school store called the Swanky Swine. Each of our students is treated as an employee of the Swanky Swine and has several job assignments each week. The employees are taught basic skills including counting money, making change, reading a schedule and recording inventory. They have to wear a uniform, show up on time for their shifts and work without complaining. They are learning responsibility, cleanliness, customer service skills, social skills and how to handle food. We have a catering license and cook lunch for our fellow students once a week. We also offer catered lunches and baked goods to the public.

This is only the beginning of a much bigger dream. We believe that our students can be successful productive members of society, not in spite of their differences but because of them.


Swanky Swine

In 2012 we started a program in response to these questions. We created a school store called the Swanky Swine. Each of our students is treated as an employee of the Swanky Swine and has several job assignments each week. The employees are taught basic skills including counting money, making change, reading a schedule and recording inventory. They have to wear a uniform, show up on time for their shifts and work without complaining. They are learning responsibility, cleanliness, customer service skills, social skills and how to handle food. We have a catering license and cook lunch for our fellow students once a week. We also offer catered lunches and baked goods to the public.

This is only the beginning of a much bigger dream. We believe that our students can be successful productive members of society, not in spite of their differences but because of them.

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For more information on the Swanky Swine,
including how we came up with that name visit Name History
Visit the Swanky Swine website – www.swankyswine.com


All Pro Dad

WCA is a proud participant in the National All Pro Dad Program. All Pro Dad is a unique fatherhood program whose vision is for every child to know the love of a dad and for every dad to be engaged in the life of their child. The third Tuesday of every month during the school year, fathers are invited to bring their children to school early to share breakfast.

All Pro Dad’s Day is a simple idea with a profound impact that can really strengthen a dad’s relationship with his children. If you want to do something that truly matters for your kids, join us for our monthly All Pro Dad meetings. For more information on the national organization visit their website www.allprodad.com


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All Pro Dad

WCA is a proud participant in the National All Pro Dad Program. All Pro Dad is a unique fatherhood program whose vision is for every child to know the love of a dad and for every dad to be engaged in the life of their child. The third Tuesday of every month during the school year, fathers are invited to bring their children to school early to share breakfast.

All Pro Dad’s Day is a simple idea with a profound impact that can really strengthen a dad’s relationship with his children. If you want to do something that truly matters for your kids, join us for our monthly All Pro Dad meetings. For more information on the national organization visit their website www.allprodad.com

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ART & MUSIC

We desire to develop the whole child to their highest potential in all areas: intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral. We believe that access to creative outlets like music, art and drama is important to the development of the whole child.

Every student at WCA has regular art and music classes. Our high school students have the opportunity to participate in the student praise team that leads worship in our weekly chapels.
In addition, through our Friday Clubs program, all students are given the opportunity to delve further into the area of their particular interest on Friday afternoons. Clubs change every semester but always include a music, art or theater option.

In the fall and spring, parents and family are invited to attend a school wide musical production. These programs are a highlight of the year and have included full-length plays, variety shows and concerts.


ART & MUSIC

We desire to develop the whole child to their highest potential in all areas: intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral. We believe that access to creative outlets like music, art and drama is important to the development of the whole child.

Every student at WCA has regular art and music classes. Our high school students have the opportunity to participate in the student praise team that leads worship in our weekly chapels.
In addition, through our Friday Clubs program, all students are given the opportunity to delve further into the area of their particular interest on Friday afternoons. Clubs change every semester but always include a music, art or theater option.

In the fall and spring, parents and family are invited to attend a school wide musical production. These programs are a highlight of the year and have included full-length plays, variety shows and concerts.

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SPORTS

Each student at WCA has regular Physical Education classes. In addition, our Friday afternoon clubs allow the opportunity for each student to delve further into an area of particular interest. This weekly elective hour is very popular with the students.

In the past, our students have taken Tae Kwon Do lessons from a third degree black belt, golf lessons from a pro instructor and developed basketball and soccer skills with experienced coaches.


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SPORTS

Each student at WCA has regular Physical Education classes. In addition, our Friday afternoon clubs allow the opportunity for each student to delve further into an area of particular interest. This weekly elective hour is very popular with the students.

In the past, our students have taken Tae Kwon Do lessons from a third degree black belt, golf lessons from a pro instructor and developed basketball and soccer skills with experienced coaches.

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CHAPEL

We desire to develop the whole child to their highest potential in all areas: intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral. An important part of this development includes our weekly chapels. Every Friday morning, all students and teachers gather together for an hour. Our student praise team leads the school in a few worship songs and our Dean of Students, Mr. Tollefson, shares a practical message.

Often this message will emphasize one of the areas of special attention in our school environment. These include love for others, as well as for God and for ourselves. The ideals of respect, responsible decision-making and problem solving are emphasized.


CHAPEL

We desire to develop the whole child to their highest potential in all areas: intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, and moral. An important part of this development includes our weekly chapels. Every Friday morning, all students and teachers gather together for an hour. Our student praise team leads the school in a few worship songs and our Dean of Students, Mr. Tollefson, shares a practical message.

Often this message will emphasize one of the areas of special attention in our school environment. These include love for others, as well as for God and for ourselves. The ideals of respect, responsible decision-making and problem solving are emphasized.

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COMMUNITY

We truly believe that every story matters. Every child is accepted, loved and treasured as a gift from God. We know that we do not work alone, but in cooperation and good communication with the family of each child. We are most successful when, as team members, we work together in the best interests of the child.

There are countless opportunities for every family to be involved in our community. We encourage parents to attend monthly parent board meetings, to volunteer on campus, drive on field trips and to be an active part of their child’s education. In addition to these daily opportunities, we host an annual Thanksgiving feast, and numerous school-wide programs and fundraising activities that all families are encouraged to attend.

We desire to be a supportive influence to each of the families represented and to model and teach a Christ-like attitude in every area of life.


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COMMUNITY

We truly believe that every story matters. Every child is accepted, loved and treasured as a gift from God. We know that we do not work alone, but in cooperation and good communication with the family of each child. We are most successful when, as team members, we work together in the best interests of the child.

There are countless opportunities for every family to be involved in our community. We encourage parents to attend monthly parent board meetings, to volunteer on campus, drive on field trips and to be an active part of their child’s education. In addition to these daily opportunities, we host an annual Thanksgiving feast, and numerous school-wide programs and fundraising activities that all families are encouraged to attend.

We desire to be a supportive influence to each of the families represented and to model and teach a Christ-like attitude in every area of life.

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