WCA's Educational Enrichment (EE) program is the focal point of WCA's pledge to provide personalized learning to all of our students, educating all as they were created with both gifts and challenges. The programs in EE address the various ways and quickness at which different students learn.
At WCA, we believe that all learners should have access to a Christian education. Our Learning Support Services program helps nontraditional learners identify their strengths and then use those strengths to acquire strategies in order to compensate for their struggles. The program supports students with diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, executive functioning weaknesses, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning differences.
Our goal in the Learning Support program is to help each student recognize and reach their full potential. We work with students to develop metacognitive strategies, organizational and study skills, self-awareness, and self-advocacy. As students begin to realize their potential, they gain confidence and begin to thrive in the learning environment.
Every child is capable of learning. At WCA, we know that each child learns differently and we love the opportunity to open the world of education for those that have struggled to see the value in their uniqueness. We believe in building relationships, celebrating differences, and helping each child find their path to success.
Director of Learning Support Services
Gifted learners receive educational services personalized to meet their unique needs. These services include acceleration, grouping, curriculum compacting and pull-out classes, as well as directed studies of advanced online courseware. Identification of gifted learners is made through quantitative and qualitative data from ability tests, achievement tests, parent and teacher recommendations, and student portfolios. Participation in creative and risk-taking opportunities are encouraged in and outside of the classroom -- examples are Odyssey of the Mind and William & Mary dual enrollment classes.
WCA maintains a full-time ESL program for the support of students who are learning English in conjunction with their studies. This is many times Upper School students who have been adopted from foreign countries, or students in our International Program.
Speech therapy is provided on site by a James City County speech pathologist. Educational therapy is available with Barbara Elberfeld, NILD Professionally Certified Educational Therapist, PCET, or privately with Discovery Program, Inc.