Coleman is a senior this year, and has been at WCA since kindergarten. Cole is an honors student, the student council president, he is active in sports, activities, and volunteering. He was recently accepted to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is also in process of applying to the Air Force Military Academy.
Our biggest reason for sending Coleman to WCA was the small, Christian environment where he could truly learn to think and thrive. Coleman has ADHD, which was a real challenge when he was young. His teachers recognized the symptoms and recommended that he get tested. His treatment included behavioral counseling rather than medication, and we are grateful for caring teachers that were willing to try unconventional methods to help him cope in class and out. We are convinced that in a larger school/class setting, he would likely have gotten lost in the system.
We are also grateful for a school that supports our values: God, country, family. WCA stresses the importance of all of these, not just as individual ideas but as part of much of their curriculum and activities. In a culture that focuses little on these areas anymore, we are so glad that our school stresses them.
School choice has been a huge part of our family for the last 12 years. Our children could not attend a private Christian school without the help of the student tuition organizations in Arizona. We have received scholarships every year at WCA, and for the last few years have been fully funded with their help. School choice gives us the opportunity not only to provide the best education for our family, but also to know exactly what kind of education they’re getting, in a setting that we trust.
All children are not the same, and so their schooling should not be, either. What works for one student isn’t necessarily going to work for another, even in the same family. By allowing school choice, families can determine what is the best choice for each of their students – even if that changes over time. Tuition costs shouldn’t be a deterrent for families to make the best possible choice for their student to get the best possible education for them.
“All children are not the same, and so their schooling should not be, either. What works for one student isn’t necessarily going to work for another, even in the same family. By allowing school choice, families can determine what is the best choice for each of their students – even if that changes over time.”
Our boys have been in a small private Christian school since preschool, they’re now a senior and sophomore in high school. This school has always been our number one choice for education, due to its biblical foundation, its great reputation, small class size, and the feeling of family. But we truly would not have been able to keep our boys at this school without the help of Student Tuition Organizations in Arizona, that help provide scholarships through the tax credit program. We’ve been blessed to have their tuition completely funded almost every year they have been in school, by scholarship programs. Without these scholarships, we would not be able to be at our school, plain and simple.