September 2016 News & Events

Northwest Christian Schools Still Accepting Applications

Northwest Christian Schools is still accepting applications for 12 months-12th grade – daycare, preschool, elementary, and middle school students.

Customizable Early Learning Preschool Programs (licensed daycare available from Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. for 1-5 year olds) – Contact Program Director Jennie Atkins at 292-6700 ext. 111.

Kindergarten through 5th grade – Contact Administrative Assistant, Linda Klaja at 292-6700 ext. 110

Middle School – Contact Middle School Principal Dave Jennings at 292-6700 ext. 237

High School – Contact Renate McFaul at 238-4005 ext. 111

In addition, Northwest Christian Schools has a program offering before and after school enrichment classes and clubs (Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) for students in kindergarten through 5th grade for families that desire this option.  This includes a wide variety of special interest classes, devotions, crafts, and homework help.  If you would like more information on how this program can work for your family, contact Heather Evans at 509-701-3283.

NWCS Begins 13th Year of Program for Homeschooling Families

 The Northwest Christian Homeschool Program is entering its 13th year offering a parent-involved program with a Biblical worldview for homeschooling families with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

For elementary students in kindergarten through 6th grade, a hands-on enrichment day is offered on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Crossover Church. Energetic, certified teachers provide an active and academic environment. Students attend classes in history, science, writing, art, music, PE, and Spanish. Homeschool parents remain the primary teacher(s).

For secondary students in 7th grade through the 12th grade, an academic class day is offered on Thursdays from

8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Crossover Church.  Students rotate through their classes each hour, similar to that of a traditional high school day, and are accountable to their academic teachers. The teachers instruct on Thursdays and then send home lesson plans and assignments for the remainder of the week.

Grades are reported quarterly and recorded through a NWCS transcript, which is a valuable service for high school students who plan to attend college. Teachers integrate a Biblical worldview into their instruction and prepare students to pursue God’s plan and vision for their lives.

Families using a private school extension program to homeschool are not required to participate in Washington State public school testing, however students are required to use a state approved standardized test chosen by parents. Students may take the standardized Stanford Achievement Test offered by our homeschool staff each spring to meet state requirements and to measure their educational progress.

The Northwest Christian Homeschool Program started thirteen years ago with nine students. Approximately 86 students in grades K-12 will participate in the program this year. Students in the program are part of the NWCS family and are able to participate in NWCS extracurricular athletics, theatre, and fine arts programs.

To find out more about the programs offered by the NWCS Homeschool Program, contact Ruth Wagley at 238-4005 extension 136.