About Us

About Us

 

A Little About WOCA

White Oak Christian Academy (WOCA) has evolved into a fairly large home school support group and cooperative.  Our group operates as a support group offering parent supporting meetings, cooperative classes, after school clubs (Science Olympiad & Honor Society), group events (Art Show, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Used Curriculum Sale), social gatherings, field trips for all ages as well as annual IOWA testing and a high school graduation.  We ask all families involved in our group to read and acknowledge our statement of faith which is noted on our website and in the online registration forms.  In addition, all involved families must send in a sign liability waiver.  To received discounted prices, all cooperative membership families are required to teach at least one course each school year.  Operating as a true cooperative, we have very few paid instructors to keep costs down.  We work very hard to offer fun yet academically strong classes to make it worth your while to give up an entire homeschool day every week.  During the school year, our co-op meets on Mondays at Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville where we offer seventeen classes an hour from 9:45am to 3:30pm for students pre-k through twelfth grade.  Preschool students can only attend if a school age sibling is also registered. 

History

White Oak Christian Academy has evoled since Fall 1999 where we started with just 5 families.  It has grown and evolved through the years and incorporated with over 70 families joining us for membership. Students in our group range from infant through high school with four graduating classes under our belts.  

 

Purpose

White Oak Christian Academy is a group of Christian homeschool families joining together to educate our children for the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Each family shares its resources to benefit others who are also seeking to educate, evangelize, and equip their children through the nuturing environment of the home. The White Oak mission is not to be a burden to the homeschool family but to provide encouragement and fellowship as well as educational support. Since White Oak does not offer umbrella services, we are not responsible for the quality or quantity of any home education family curriculum.

 

Cooperative Classes

Cooperative classes are held for ten consecutive each semester (Fall & Winter) on Mondays from 9:30 am to 2:00pm.  We also have afterschool clubs that meet from 203:30pm.  To meet the academic demands of our older students, several of our middle and high school classes extend to fourteen weeks each semester.   Classes are available for children Kindergarten through high school with preschool and nursery programs available for siblings only.  

To ensure students progress through their education without repeating, cooperative classes are offered on a four year rotating cycle.  However, WOCA offers almost all the middle and high school Apologia science courses every year.  It is our desire to make our cooperative classes academic enough to give up a day of your homeschool but fun enough for the kids to want to attend.  

 

After School Clubs

Our group operates as a support group offering parent supporting meetings, cooperative classes, after school clubs (Science Olympiad & Honor Society), group events (Art Show, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Used Curriculum Sale), social gatherings, field trips for all ages as well as annual IOWA testing and a high school graduation.  

 

Annual Standarized Testing

Our group operates as a support group offering parent supporting meetings, cooperative classes, after school clubs (Science Olympiad & Honor Society), group events (Art Show, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Used Curriculum Sale), social gatherings, field trips for all ages as well as annual IOWA testing and a high school graduation.  

 

Field Trips

Field trips are coordinated by group members and schedule to fit their family's needs.  it is not recommended to schedule events for the months of December and May since homeschool families are very busy during those months.  To advertise your fieldtrip, send an email around the allfamilies loop with your contact information.  If it is an activity that requires an advanced reservation based fee (that is unchangable), it is recommended that you collect any money in advance instead on the day of the event.  

 

Events

Our group operates as a support group offering parent supporting meetings, cooperative classes, after school clubs (Science Olympiad & Honor Society), group events (Art Show, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Used Curriculum Sale), social gatherings, field trips for all ages as well as annual IOWA testing and a high school graduation.  

 

Monthly Support Meetings

Monthly support meetings are usually attended by the parents and occur once a month on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday evening of each month from September to May (no meetings in December). Meetings may move to accomadate holidays so please check the event calendar for details. During these meetings we will cover upcoming events, have pre-arranged topical discussions (with periodic guest speakers) as well as prayer and devotion. Throughout the school year, we will also meet at various locations for social gatherings, feild trips and group events.

 

Statement of Group Doctrine

1) The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and constitutes completed and final revelation. The Bible, in its original autograph, is without error in whole and in part, including theological concepts as well as geographical and historical details.

2) God has existed from all eternity in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was God come in human flesh being fully God and fully man, except without sin.

3) All men are in violation of Gods righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and act, and are therefore under His wrath and just condemnation. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for mans sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent visible, bodily resurrection.

4) Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone.

5) This above Statement of Group Doctrine adopted from Christian Home Educators Network (CHEN, www.chenmd.org) acknowledges that we welcome all Christians and cannot be all inclusive of every point of doctrine held by specific churches or denominations. We ask that cooperative families whole heartedly believe and practice the above basic core beliefs of the Christian faith. Cooperative families who are our teaching families must sign a statement of agreement as well as attend a Jesus Christ centered church. 

6)All families involved in White Oak Christian Academy must review this group doctrine and respect these beliefs during WOCA activities.  We also ask that members do not publicly speak negatively against any particular denomination during White Oak meetings and events.