Unraveling the Mystery of the College Application and Decision Process

In this article we will lay out the general timeline for the college application and decision process. Knowing these dates will help you and your student anticipate deadlines and reduce the stress that comes with rushing or procrastinating. We hope to help make your college preparation process to go more smoothly, effectively, and successfully.

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Posted by Nathan Moe on 10/23/2018

A Checklist for Your High School Senior for the College Admission Process

There's a lot for your senior to do to successfully navigate the college admission process. We've been ushering students through this for many years and have put together a checklist to help them know what they should take responsibility for. Parents, you might be tempted to step in and take over but we'd strongly caution you against doing these things for your child. Your child will be on their own in college - if they aren't able to take responsibility and complete these items themselves, then they probably won't be able to handle the responsibilities that college itself will bring.

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Posted by David Hawes on 10/19/2018

Tips for Working with your High School Senior in the College Decision Process

You as a parent know your student's strengths and weaknesses and can uniquely guide them accordingly, assisting them in their college decision process. Certainly, a parent should use wisdom and balance in this, as it could be easy for the student to feel that the decision is being made for them. At the same time, they will need your help and support. As is true in many other areas of parenting, the trick is to maintain a good balance between the extremes. Here are a few tips to assist in this process for you and your student:

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Posted by Nathan Moe on 10/16/2018

WCA Thesis & Internships - A Unique High School Experience

The Washington Christian Academy Senior Thesis and Internship Program challenges our seniors to think critically and Christianly about a topic of particular interest to them and then to explore how that issue is played out in the workplace. All this is done in a friendly, challenging environment where faculty and students together pursue “the good, the true, and the beautiful,” all to the glory of God.

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Posted by David Hawes on 10/9/2018

Which College Admission test should I take - SAT, ACT, or both?

College Admission Tests

These important tests are designed to assess the ability of college applicants to succeed in college-level academics based on their thinking or reasoning skills and their mastery of subject areas.   The scores on these tests are used by college admission officers as one factor in admitting students who will have a strong likelihood of succeeding at their institution.

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Posted by David Hawes on 10/27/2016

Learning to Juggle Urgent and Important Tasks as a High School Student

More so than at any point in their previous academic lives, high school students must learn to juggle. They have to figure out how to be successful in high school classes and extracurricular activities while doing all the other things they enjoy. If you’re in high school, you’ve got to pass that chemistry test on Tuesday, finish your Geometry homework, give all you've got in the soccer practice, have dinner with your family, and attend your mid-week youth group meeting.

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Posted by Washington Christian Academy on 6/1/2016

A Balancing Act: Extracurricular Activities Can Prepare Your Child for Success in College

Learning to balance extracurricular activities and school work can be a difficult task for high school students. Academically inclined high schoolers may want to focus exclusively on getting straight A's. Those with less academic aptitude might prefer to focus instead on a variety of extracurricular activities. But competitive colleges want students who demonstrate success in both extracurricular activities and in academics. Successful students should choose a small number of extracurricular activities that match their interests and abilities. Here's why.

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Posted by Washington Christian Academy on 5/25/2016

Take Charge of Your Child’s Future: 4 Important Ways Your High School Student Should Prepare For College

Your high school child may be doing well in school, but is he or she ready to succeed in college? Ongoing national test scores and surveys have shown time and time again that not only do a majority of high school seniors feel unprepared for college, they are unprepared. These students are nonetheless being admitted and charged thousands of dollars for the chance to waste four years of their lives. If you want your child to be ready to benefit from a college education make sure he is doing these four things in high school.

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Posted by Washington Christian Academy on 5/12/2016

Washington Christian Academy Offers Students a Unique College Preparation Experience

Long before high school students at Washington Christian Academy begin the process of college selection, SAT testing and application completion, their preparation for college is already well underway.  As a matter of fact, long before they even enter middle school, their preparation for college is well underway.  As a result of the school’s mission driven philosophy and academic mindset, college preparation at Washington Christian Academy actually begins in kindergarten.

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Posted by Washington Christian Academy on 8/4/2015

How Early is Too Early to Begin Preparing Your Child for College?

If you are the parent of a preschool-aged child whose world currently revolves around nap times and diaper changes, the thought of preparing your child for college may be about the last thing on your mind.  Though college may be but a distant speck on the horizon, believe it or not, it is never too early to start thinking about and even take steps to prepare your child for what lies ahead.

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Posted by Washington Christian Academy on 7/28/2015