WCFS Homechool Academy is much more than just an umbrella program. While we offer individualized homeschool program, we also offer a variety of programs that are open to all Christian homeschooling families.
New home school parents are required to attend a Home Instruction Orientation Seminar. Information and tools for home instruction are given to the parents including record keeping guidelines and legal considerations.
Curriculum; Individual Programs for Each Child
God gives every child different talents and needs. We recommend curriculum based on each child's individual needs. We test each student and discuss with you the results of the tests. We develop each child's recommended program of instruction based on the test results & discernment of the child's nature, talents and needs.
Transcripts; Record Keeping System
Parents are advised concerning the appropriate record keeping required to provide a framework of accountability to the Lord and to each other. Individual records are kept in the students' files so that transcripts can be provided. Records can be submitted online through our Reporting Forms site.
WCFS awards a high school diploma to students completing the work for their course of study. To receive a diploma, students must complete all required courses and write a 15 page research paper.
Testing is done at regular intervals using standardized tests. The results are reviewed carefully with the parents in order to provide feedback on each child's progress and to determine the recommended course program. These tests are given at the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th grade levels. The cost for testing is included in the tuition fees.
WCFS staff will visit each family 2 or 3 times each year to provide evaluation, support and supervision.
We are here to help! Many times problems can be resolved on the phone. Other
times we will schedule a time for the parent and student(s) to come in to the office for more intensive counseling, assistance, etc. We have offices located in two convenient areas. The main office is in Sabillasville, MD.
The school newsletters, Family Heritage Developer™ and Student Developer™, provide pertinent information about home schooling and upcoming events. The Student Developer™ is produced entirely by WCFS Students.
A kindergarten program is available satisfying the Maryland mandatory kindergarten requirement.
With Family Heritage Matters, WCFS is active with monitoring and lobbying efforts at the Maryland General Assembly and the State Dept.of Education. Families are kept up-to-on current issues affecting home education and the family. WCFS is a member of the Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators (MACHE).
Family Leadership & Midyear Conference
At the end of the summer, families are invited to spend a weekend at a Christian camp. At the camp, we share Biblical foundations and God's vision for families and for education. It is also a wonderful time of recreation and fellowship. For More Info
In January we have our Midyear Teacher's Conference designed to stimulate, encourage, refocus and adjust our family's school progress. For More Info
This is a great time of encouragement and challenge to Dad's role in the home. The meetings are held at key locations around Maryland.
Regularly scheduled meetings provide training in home instruction & allows parents and students to stimulate and encourage one another (Heb. 10:24).
These workshops are also open to families not enrolled in WCFS. There is a small fee for non-WCFS families. For more Info.
Family Heritage Expo™
A school-wide Family Heritage Expo™ student project and presentation fair encourages students to challenge their abilities and training in music, arts, crafts, science and all academic areas.
Field Trips and Other Activities
School-wide activities are scheduled throughout the school year including field trips, picnic & field day, high school ski day, student meetings and other activities.
High School Electives & Clubs
Elective Classes are offered in a variety of subjects. These are offered in conjunction with our monthly workshops. The Chess, Drama, Yearbook, and other clubs also meet during the regular workshops.
Apprenticeship / Work Study / Christian Service
Opportunities are available to students to provide valuable training toward a career trade.
Graduating students, family and friends attend the WCFS graduation ceremonies held every year. Graduates receive a state-approved high school diploma. Most WCFS graduates have been accepted into the college of their choice.
We have a staff of dedicated Christian professionals providing quality home school services and administration. The school is operated by the Board of Walkersville Christian Fellowship which has appointed a school Advisory Board consisting of parents of enrolled students. They oversee the financial and general development of the school. Please feel free to call the school or the board members to inquire about the program. School financial statements are available upon request.