Upper School : Grades 9-12

Nathan Wagner

Nathan Wagner

Upper School Principal

Gracie Greer

Gracie Greer

Upper School Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction

WCS offers a Three-Dimensional Program of education for its students. It consists of a Spiritual Development Program, an Academic Development Program, and a Student Activity Program. Each one of these three dimensions receives equal attention in application, as explained in the following articles. Students receive instruction through varied experiences and utilize planned and proven methods to elevate them to a greater level of education – spiritually, formally, and practically.

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High School Summer Reading

Each student entering grades 9-12 will be asked to read at least two books:

1) A spiritual enrichment text for “All” high schoolers will serve as an anchor text for chapels and Bible Classes
2) At least one grade level and/or course-assigned text

The literary selections will be used heavily in the first weeks of school, and students will be writing essays in response to their grade-specific text upon their return from summer break. Reading should be completed before the first day of school, and students will need to bring their assigned books with them to class.

NOTE: YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE ASSIGNED TITLES (ISBN numbers provided in parentheses).

All:     Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations (978-1601428295)     Alex Harris

12th:  Beowulf (Translated by Burton Raffel; 978-0451530967)                                                 Anonymous
Grendel (978-0679723110)                                                                                              John Gardner

11th: Separate Peace (978-0743253970)                                                                                  John Knowles

10th: Wuthering Heights (978-0141439556)                                                                              Emily Brontë

9th:   Animal Farm (9780451526342)                                                                                        George Orwell

ESL ENG I:  The Invention of Hugo Cabret (978-0439813785)                                                Brian Selzrick

Academic Dimension

Academic Dimension

Degreed, certified Christian teachers stimulate intellectual curiosity among students through an accredited academic program that prepares them for high school. WCS students are provided opportunities for the development of clear, logical and effective communication skills.

All elements of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are incorporated into the curriculum. This insures that students are prepared to successfully continue their education in any public or private institution.

  • All courses of study are college preparatory.
  • Pre-AP and AP classes are offered.
  • Students may choose from a variety of electives.
  • Students must complete one credit of Bible per year.
  • All subjects are taught from the Biblical perspective.

 

NOTE: Students who register for a class(es) in the Dr. David M. Lacey AP Program are responsible for purchasing the required textbook(s).

Courses Offered

Courses Offered By Department

Social Sciences

  • World Geography
  • AP Human Geography
  • World History
  • AP World History
  • U.S. History
  • AP U.S. History
  • Government/Economics (12th)
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP Macroeconomics/AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology

 

English

  • English I
  • Pre AP English I
  • English (II, III, IV)
  • Pre AP English (II)
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • Journalism

 

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Models of Math
  • Algebra III
  • Pre AP Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Statistics

 

Science/Technology

  • Integrated Physics & Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Pre-AP Biology
  • AP Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Pre-AP Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Health Science
  • Physics
  • AP Physics
  • Engineering Design
  • Robotics

 

Foreign Language

  • Spanish
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

 

Computer/Business

  • Accounting
  • Intro to Business

 

Physical Education

  • P.E.
  • Athletics
  • Health
  • Weightlifting
  • Cheerleading

 

Fine Arts

  • Art
  • AP Studio Art
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Photography
  • Communication Applications (Speech)
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Debate

 

Bible

  • All students are required to successfully complete one credit of Bible per year.
  • Bible classes are specifically designed for high school students.

 

Other Electives

  • Office/Library/Dept. Aide

 

Courses may vary from year to year.

Student Activities Dimension

Student Activities Dimension

Students participate in areas listed below. WCS students compete in academics and athletics in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS).

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • National Honor Society
  • High School Student Council
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Interact Club
  • WCS Sponsored Clubs
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
Spiritual Dimension

Spiritual Dimension

Chapel assemblies, devotionals, class prayers and daily Bible classes are the standard at WCS. Students learn Biblical teachings and Christian principles. Teachers encourage students to develop Christian leadership skills for use in their homes, communities and churches. The Spiritual Life Leader leads chapel, retreats, prayer circles and small group activities. The campus Chaplain ministers to WCS families who are in need of spiritual support offering family counseling and seminars.

Student Safety

Student Safety

  • WCS operates a closed campus. All visitors, including parents, must sign-in and be identified.
  • All entrance doors except the main entrance are locked during school hours. Classroom doors are locked after class begins.
  • All classrooms have a two-way speaker system allowing teachers to communicate directly and immediately with the office.
  • A predetermined plan has been developed for fire, weather and emergency evacuation.
  • A staffed clinic is available to the students.

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