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Academics

Learning in the 21st Century

At Wheaton Academy, you will experience innovative, cross-disciplinary learning opportunities. Today, in a culture and workspace where skills and disciplines are not clearly compartmentalized, it is important for you to understand how different disciplines relate to one another. Our curriculum, especially our cross-curricular classes, will push you to de-compartmentalize your thinking and practice skills from multiple disciplines within the framework of a biblical worldview.

2019 Blue Ribbon

Wheaton Academy is a Blue Ribbon School

Wheaton Academy has been named an Exemplary High Performing School by the U.S. Department of Education. In order to be considered for the National Blue Ribbon Award, a school’s students must place in the top 15 percent in the nation in English,  language arts, and mathematics.

489
AP Exams taken in 2019
1 %
of the class of 2020 took one or more AP classes over four years
86 %
of AP students scored a 3 or higher on AP Exams in 2019
26.3
Average ACT Score in 2019

Download the MASTER Program Booklet

The MASTER program at Wheaton Academy exposes students to innovative and rigorous instruction in STEM, extensive hands-on opportunities, and enthusiastic partners in industry. Through the MASTER program, students can design and create products using 3D printing and CNC technology, work with local companies to collect and analyze real research data, publish academic work in a student-run scientific journal, and so much more.

Download this free booklet today to learn about MASTER courses, explore past projects, and read stories from our students.

Pick Your Classes

In Bible class, students foster their biblical worldview in order to make meaning and engage with the world around them as Christ would.

Foundations of Faith

Introduction to Biblical and Philosophical

Studies (International Students)

Spiritual Formation

Life of Christ

Doctrine and Apologetics

Authentic Christ-Centered Discipleship

Philosophy, Theology, and Worldview

*Expository Preaching

*Studies in Biblical Narrative, Poetry, and Prophetic Literature

In Business class, students learn how to best steward resources and recognize them as God’s gift to us.

Business Principles

Economics and Personal Finance

Entrepreneurship and Investment

Marketing

AP Economics (AP Macroeconomics & AP Microeconomics)

In Computer Science class, students learn the creativity and logic embedded in the devices we use both now and in future 21st century technology.

3D Design

Intro to Python Programming

Advanced Python Programming

Networking

In English Class, students learn to find and use their voice as they think, read, and write critically.

English I (Reg/Adv)

English Comprehension, Discourse, and Pragmatics (International Students)

Communication for the 21st Century

English II (Reg/Adv)

English III

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Advanced Communications Studies

Modern Literature

Shakespeare

Creative Writing

Film Analysis and Composition

*Story and Animation Design

*Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? The Ethics of Science and Storytelling

In Fine Arts class, students experience and explore what it means to be made in the image of God by creating art and understanding what makes art beautiful.

Dance Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

**Introduction to Dance

**Intermediate Dance

**Advanced Dance

Instrumental Music Arts

Band

Orchestra

Percussion Studies

Percussion Ensemble

Music Theory and Composition

Music Theory II (Adv)

Advanced Band

Advanced Orchestra

Advanced Percussion Ensemble

Theatre Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

Intro to Drama Studies

Advanced Drama Studies

Media Arts

Intro to Media Arts

Video Production

Photography

Graphic Design I

WAtv

*Sports Broadcasting

Advanced/Competitive Video

Pre-AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

Visual Arts

Intro to Ceramics

Intro to Illustration

Intermediate Ceramics

Intermediate Illustration

Sculpture

Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Illustration

Pre-AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

Vocal Music Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

Men’s Ensemble

Women’s Chorale (Reg/Adv)

Concert Choir (Reg/Adv)

Masterpieces in Music and the Arts

In math class, students are inspired to see absolute truth and order woven into the universal language of mathematics.

Foundations of Algebra

Algebra I

Integrated Geometry

Geometry (Reg/Adv)

College Algebra (Adv)

Algebra II

Intermediate Algebra

Precalculus (Reg/Adv)

Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Statistics

AP Statistics

Algebra Lab

Geometry Lab

In PE class, students learn the value of discipline for their health, enjoyment, and overall well-being.

Introduction to Health and Fitness

Strength and Conditioning

Fitness for Life

Advanced Topics in Health

Fitness and Total Body Conditioning

Zero Hour & After School Performance Program

In Science class, students bear witness to God’s character and presence in creation through observation, innovation, and experimentation.

Anatomy/Physiology (Adv)

AP Environmental Science

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics C

AP Seminar

Biology (Reg/Adv)

Chemistry (Reg/Adv)

Genetics and Biological Research

MASTER Capstone Project

3D Design

Intro to Engineering

Intro to Robotics

Engineering Design

Ecology and Human Impact

Physics (Reg/Adv)

*Topics in Science and Biblical Truth

Story and Animation Design

Science Seminars

Technology, Service, and Innovation

In Social Studies class, students are asked to consider how to carry out true justice in systems and stories throughout the world that are imperfect.

World History

Introduction to Historical Inquiry

Contemporary World History

Heroes and Villains

Revolutions

Art History

AP World History

AP Art History

Western Perspectives on Historical

Study I & II. (International Students)

U.S. History

AP United States History

United States History

Military History

History of Film

Cold War

Government Courses

U.S. Government and Current Issues

AP United States/AP Comparative

Government and Politics

Elective Courses

Introduction to Psychology

AP Psychology

Introduction to Sociology

Social Studies Senior Seminar

In World Languages class, students study language as a conduit for appreciating, interacting with, and learning from different cultures.

French I (Reg/Adv)

French II (Reg/Adv)

French III (Adv)

AP French Language and Culture

Spanish I

Spanish II (Reg/Adv)

Spanish III (Reg/Adv)

Spanish IV (Reg/Adv)

AP Spanish Language and Culture

Chinese I

Chinese II

Chinese III

Chinese IV

Latin I (Online)

Latin II (Online)

Latin III (Online)

*Cross Curricular Class
**Course may be applied for Physical Education Credit 

Bible

In Bible class, students foster their biblical worldview in order to make meaning and engage with the world around them as Christ would.

Foundations of Faith

Introduction to Biblical and Philosophical

Studies (International Students)

Spiritual Formation

Life of Christ

Doctrine and Apologetics

Authentic Christ-Centered Discipleship

Philosophy, Theology, and Worldview

*Expository Preaching

*Studies in Biblical Narrative, Poetry, and Prophetic Literature

Business

In Business class, students learn how to best steward resources and recognize them as God’s gift to us.

Business Principles

Economics and Personal Finance

Entrepreneurship and Investment

Marketing

AP Economics (AP Macroeconomics & AP Microeconomics)

Computer Science

In Computer Science class, students learn the creativity and logic embedded in the devices we use both now and in future 21st century technology.

3D Design

Intro to Python Programming

Advanced Python Programming

Networking

English

In English Class, students learn to find and use their voice as they think, read, and write critically.

English I (Reg/Adv)

English Comprehension, Discourse, and Pragmatics (International Students)

Communication for the 21st Century

English II (Reg/Adv)

English III

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

Advanced Communications Studies

Modern Literature

Shakespeare

Creative Writing

Film Analysis and Composition

*Story and Animation Design

*Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story? The Ethics of Science and Storytelling

Fine Arts

In Fine Arts class, students experience and explore what it means to be made in the image of God by creating art and understanding what makes art beautiful.

Dance Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

**Introduction to Dance

**Intermediate Dance

**Advanced Dance

Instrumental Music Arts

Band

Orchestra

Percussion Studies

Percussion Ensemble

Music Theory and Composition

Music Theory II (Adv)

Advanced Band

Advanced Orchestra

Advanced Percussion Ensemble

Theatre Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

Intro to Drama Studies

Advanced Drama Studies

Media Arts

Intro to Media Arts

Video Production

Photography

Graphic Design I

WAtv

*Sports Broadcasting

Advanced/Competitive Video

Pre-AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

Visual Arts

Intro to Ceramics

Intro to Illustration

Intermediate Ceramics

Intermediate Illustration

Sculpture

Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Illustration

Pre-AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

AP Studio Art: 2D Design/Drawing

Vocal Music Arts

Introduction to Performing Arts

Advanced Performing Arts

Men’s Ensemble

Women’s Chorale (Reg/Adv)

Concert Choir (Reg/Adv)

Masterpieces in Music and the Arts

Mathematics

In math class, students are inspired to see absolute truth and order woven into the universal language of mathematics.

Foundations of Algebra

Algebra I

Integrated Geometry

Geometry (Reg/Adv)

College Algebra (Adv)

Algebra II

Intermediate Algebra

Precalculus (Reg/Adv)

Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Statistics

AP Statistics

Algebra Lab

Geometry Lab

Physical Education

In PE class, students learn the value of discipline for their health, enjoyment, and overall well-being.

Introduction to Health and Fitness

Strength and Conditioning

Fitness for Life

Advanced Topics in Health

Fitness and Total Body Conditioning

Zero Hour & After School Performance Program

Science

In Science class, students bear witness to God’s character and presence in creation through observation, innovation, and experimentation.

Anatomy/Physiology (Adv)

AP Environmental Science

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics C

AP Seminar

Biology (Reg/Adv)

Chemistry (Reg/Adv)

Genetics and Biological Research

MASTER Capstone Project

3D Design

Intro to Engineering

Intro to Robotics

Engineering Design

Ecology and Human Impact

Physics (Reg/Adv)

*Topics in Science and Biblical Truth

Story and Animation Design

Science Seminars

Technology, Service, and Innovation

Social Studies

In Social Studies class, students are asked to consider how to carry out true justice in systems and stories throughout the world that are imperfect.

World History

Introduction to Historical Inquiry

Contemporary World History

Heroes and Villains

Revolutions

Art History

AP World History

AP Art History

Western Perspectives on Historical

Study I & II. (International Students)

U.S. History

AP United States History

United States History

Military History

History of Film

Cold War

Government

U.S. Government and Current Issues

AP United States/AP Comparative

Government and Politics

Elective Courses

Introduction to Psychology

AP Psychology

Introduction to Sociology

Social Studies Senior Seminar

World Languages

In World Languages class, students study language as a conduit for appreciating, interacting with, and learning from different cultures.

French I (Reg/Adv)

French II (Reg/Adv)

French III (Adv)

AP French Language and Culture

Spanish I

Spanish II (Reg/Adv)

Spanish III (Reg/Adv)

Spanish IV (Reg/Adv)

AP Spanish Language and Culture

Chinese I

Chinese II

Chinese III

Chinese IV

Latin I (Online)

Latin II (Online)

Latin III (Online)

*Cross Curricular Class **Course may be applied for Physical Education Credit 

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Your Learning Zone

At Wheaton Academy, you will be challenged to maximize your intellectual potential. We offer classes that place you in your unique “learning zone.” Research shows that you will learn best when you are appropriately stretched and challenged. Classes that are too easy or too hard actually impede your learning process. At Wheaton Academy, classes are designed and teachers are trained to help you realize your gifting, receive individualized and appropriate challenge, and apply your learning outside the classroom.

Innovative Learning

Winterim

First adopted in 1991 when the January-term was gaining popularity at the collegiate level, Winterim shows our enduring commitment to education in the classroom. In addition to taking classes, students have the opportunity to travel the world on a variety of educational and missions trips or experience a profession first-hand through an internship.

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