We know that homeschool families are passionate about raising up the next generation to follow Christ. That’s why Westlake comes alongside homeschool families to provide traditional extracurricular activities in a safe, Christian environment.
Homeschool students must follow the same admissions policy as full-time students.
Westlake partners with homeschool families through the following ways:
Academic Courses (7–12th grades)
Our junior and high school courses help develop students to think for themselves and make wise spiritual, home, and community decisions. Our goal is to give the students spiritual eyes so they can identify possibilities all around them. Most of our high school graduates choose to go to college, which is the focus of our academic program, so WCA gives them a firm academic and spiritual foundation for their journey.
Our High School Course Catalog lists each of our courses along with a description. The catalog can be found here.
Westlake’s athletic programs offer homeschool students opportunities to engage their physical abilities while enhancing character and spirit. WCA sports offerings include basketball, soccer, volleyball, and cross country for both boys and girls, in graded teams for grades 5–12 (depending on the sport). Homeschool students enjoy the same level of excitement and involvement in sports teams as full-time students. Please visit the athletics page for information about availability and fees.
Westlake’s band program is recognized for excellent instrumental music performances in area churches and in the community at large. Students from WCA’s band program perform not only for school functions, but also for churches and in musical groups throughout the community. Our goal as a department is to honor God with excellence in the performance of quality instrumental music and to encourage lifelong participation in music. Band is offered for grades 4–12.
Band rehearsal times vary:
- Concert Band – 7:30-8:05 M-TH
- Intermediate Band – 8:15-8:55 WED and FRI
- Beginning Band – 8:15-8:55 THU only (full rehearsals begin in OCT)
Exact fees are available here.
Other fees may include instrument rentals from Quinlan and Fabish, method books, wire stands, and a band uniform deposit.
Westlake Christian Academy seeks to provide each student with a positive opportunity to develop as a creative individual. God’s attributes are most clearly understood as the student perceives similarities between his own creative abilities and the work of God’s hands (Psalm 8:3-4). We reflect God’s creativity by using our talents in art, drama, and choir. Exact fees are available here.
Reading Intervention: S.O.A.R.
Westlake offers effective intervention services for students who need help with phonics, reading fluency, and reading comprehension. We call this program S.O.A.R. (Success On Active Reading). Under the guidance of a trained, certified special education instructor, students are tested for a baseline and tracked using the AimsWeb assessment. Then they are placed in small groups of 1-3 where they receive highly individualized intervention instruction using the Wilson and Read Naturally programs. Students meet for three 45-minute session per week in order to maximize retention and progress. The cost for this service comes to $30 per hour. The intervention program begins the first week of September and concludes in May, with 30 weeks of service.
There is a special application form for students receiving this service.
Reading intervention fee – $2160 (payable in 9 monthly installments of $240)