Welcome to Wilmington Christian's High School!
WCS’s high school program features a growing list of diverse opportunities for highschoolers to pursue their God-given design. Much more than quality academics, WCS offers students the opportunity to be involved in a loving Christian community of maturing learners and adult teacher/mentors. Research consistently demonstrates that relationships with peers and teachers are primary supports for young adults’ personal development. That’s why we are so committed to nurturing a positive and Godly high school community—one in which our 9th -12th grade students can strongly flourish.
Quality academics are the core around which WCS’s high school program is built. We believe that a high school education should require students to work hard and apply what they learned in earlier years while acquiring new knowledge and skills. We don’t settle for low-level learning, where students simply consume information and then give back what the teachers have given them. Rather, we equip our high school students to expand and improve upon what they learn, an approach to learning that we call creating and cultivating.
We are also committed to helping our high school students acquire as many as 18 or more college credits during their high school years. Beginning in 11th grade, students can leverage at least four opportunities to earn college credit: AP courses, the Early Start program, dual-enrolled courses, and flexible scheduling which allows students to attend UD or other local universities as part of their high school experience. At WCS, students can get a head start on college, opening doors to a second major or even graduating from college a semester or two earlier than normal.
Students at WCS also experience many co-curricular options, such as interscholastic sports, the spring musical, Math League, mock trial, and multiple leadership development opportunities. WCS boasts strong performing and visual arts departments, with students consistently creating amazing artwork and music for the Glory of God.
Faith development is ultimately of primary importance for high schoolers. We help high school students to own their faith in preparation for the young adult years, a time when many who grow up in the church unfortunately abandon the faith of their childhood. Through a Biblically-integrated curriculum where the truth of the Bible is the foundation of learning in all subjects, a Christ-honoring school community, and a mentoring approach to student/teacher relationships, we believe that students can graduate from high school with a strong Biblical worldview foundation, well prepared for the next season of their growth and development as young Godly influencers.